HR News Roundup – 19 July 2018

Board a bus to find a new job through Workforce Singapore’s new initiative Course for intellectually disabled offers training, jobs in engineering and maintenance sector Commentary: Why do companies still hire expat staff even though they seem to cost more? Commentary: Despite flexible work arrangements, work stress has worsened  

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HR News Roundup – 13 July 2018

Aviation sector gets $120m more to boost productivity, innovation Review of wage top-up scheme for low-income workers Degree holders face global competition in hunt for jobs The Future of Work: The brains behind robots that package goods, take stock at warehouses  

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HR News Roundup – 5 July 2018

Augmented workforce to be the future of work MOM warns employers not to mis-label staff as execs, managers to avoid paying them benefits like overtime Citibank Singapore to reskill 2,000 employees by 2020 Commentary: Core to growth, yet productivity has lost its shine

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HR News Roundup – 28 June 2018

Pay for highly-skilled Singapore workers to surge as global talent crunch hits: Study Singapore is 4th most expensive city in the world for expats, with Hong Kong costliest: Mercer 6 construction deaths in first five months of 2018: Workplace Safety and Health Council More ways to help freelancers

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HR News Roundup – 19 June 2018

1. Job market improves with more openings amid fewer layoffs 2. As labour crunch looms, rethink on foreign workers may be needed: Analysts   3. Commentary: Employers baffled by dual-income couples with joint ambitions 4. Commentary: Attracting millennial talent, the edge start-ups have over large enterprises 5. Commentary: Matching older workers to jobs the key manpower challenge for Singapore…

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HR News Roundup – 31 May 2018

NWC calls for pay raise of $50 to $70 for low-income workers Wages of workers rose 3.2% in 2017, after factoring in inflation: MOM survey Average annual cost of hiring an expatriate in Singapore fell by $16,000 in 2017:Survey  Millennials want businesses to make the world a better place

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HR News Roundup – 24 May 2018

The Future of Work: Building robots to rule the world? No, the field of AI is more than that — and less scary Commentary: Get rid of middle managers? Do so at your own peril What the future workforce wants from employers How analytics raised engagement levels at Takeda Pharmaceutical

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HR News Roundup – 17 May 2018

4G leaders must do things differently to improve lives of low-wage workers: Zainal Sapari  Labour MPs outline steps to boost workers’ employability in face of digitisation Commentary: Exhaustion, withdrawal and low performance, why diagnosing burnout is an urgent task Why bosses shouldn’t ‘manswer’

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HR News Roundup – 9 May 2018

Productivity push seeing results but gains are uneven The Big Read: The rise of artificial intelligence and how lives will forever be changed Commentary: Progression a fitting new mantra for workers and companies

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HR News Roundup – 1 May 2018

Old and retired? We want them, say age-friendly companies 8 workplace fatalities in Singapore for first 4 months of 2018 Retraining, redeploying workers at risk of displacement a ‘key focus’ of MOM: Josephine Teo Retrenchments lowest in almost 7 years, unemployment rate declines: MOM Q1 report   Workplaces changing to suit millennial needs

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