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   News sources – TODAY, The […]

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   News sources – TODAY, […]

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’   News sources – TODAY, Channel NewsAsia

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   News sources – The Straits Times, Channel NewsAsia

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   News […]