HR News Roundup – 29 Nov 2019

Hiring, promoting fairly can reduce locals’ anxieties: Josephine Teo More help for PMETs, businesses in manufacturing Income growth slows in Singapore; median salary now above S$4,500: MOM report 8 fatal workplace accidents in November, MOM to step up checks Commentary: Here’s how to remove the roadblocks to flexible working arrangements News Sources: The Straits Times, […]

HR News Roundup – 15 Nov 2019

New skills will be needed for digital banking revolution Who’s in the sweet spot for a salary rise? NTUC to raise retirement age ahead of schedule Number of fatal workplace accidents caused by falling from heights down from 24 to 8 in past 10 years Employers urged to tap experience of older workers News sources: […]

HR News Roundup – 1 Nov 2019

Wage growth to ease as hiring sentiment turns cautious Job portal FastJobs to curate training courses for rank-and-file job seekers Labour MP calls for more education on job contracts Singapore firms mixed on near-term prospects: Poll This is what 7 in 10 Singaporeans want from employers News sources – The Straits Times, HRD Asia Photo […]

HR News Roundup – 25 Oct 2019

Job security now a priority for Singapore workers besides salary, work-life balance: Survey Overall unemployment rate in Singapore inches up to 2.3% in Q3: MOM Better job matching requires flexibility from jobseekers and employers: Josephine Teo Skills guide for those in work safety, health sector New work-injury laws improve protection for workers, while staying fair […]

HR News Roundup – 16 Oct 2019

MOM tracking companies at risk of salary default; incidence of salary claims slightly lower last year Labour helps Singapore hit top spot for competitiveness NTUC eyes new taskforce to protect workers at ‘pre-retrenchment’ phase, sets 1.5 million membership goal Singapore employers struggling to cope with digital disruption News sources: The Straits Times, Channel NewsAsia, HRM […]

HR News Roundup – 7 Oct 2019

Young Singaporeans need hard and soft skills to thrive in Asean: Grace Fu New skills framework for financial services launched Josh Bersin: Untangling the HR technology market HRM Five: Why emotional intelligence is a vital metric for hirers Commentary: Here’s a sure-win bet for Singapore companies and workers as recession looms News sources: The Straits […]

HR News Roundup – 30 Sep 2019

Singapore facing ‘acute’ shortage of fintech talent with over a third switching jobs in past year: Poll Capability of firms, workers can buffer against present economic challenges: DPM Heng Dispute management office recovered $15m in owed salaries in last fiscal year More workplace injuries in the first half of 2019, but fewer fatalities News sources: […]

HR News Roundup – 20 September 2019

Minister stresses attention to job creation amid change Adapt and Grow roadshows expected to reach 100,000 people by end-2019 Future jobs are about the human touch and creativity Talent mismatch improves in Singapore’s job market News Sources: The Straits Times, HRM Asia Photo by Peter Nguyen on Unsplash

HR News Roundup – 13 Sep 2019

Singapore job-seekers face weaker hiring prospects in Q4: Survey Service firms to get help, subsidies to transform industry Tougher job market as employers post fewer vacancies in Q2, unemployment for locals creeps up: MOM report Share of women on the boards of Singapore’s top 100 listed firms edges up to 15.7% Commentary: The future is […]

HR News Roundup – 2 Sep 2019

Slips, trips and falls make up nearly 30% of injuries at work Round-table on strengthening support for older workers: Retiring. Rehiring. Reskilling. Hike in retirement and re-employment ages prudent, but let’s also consider their meaning for younger workers and tackle ageism HR’s role in digital transformation Commentary: We know it’s pointless to work long hours […]