HR News Roundup – 14 June 2019

Foreign workers generally satisfied with working conditions in Singapore: MOM survey Singapore 2018 healthcare cost inflation hits 10%, 10 times the economic inflation rate: Mercer report Q3 hiring prospects in Singapore to remain stable: Survey Singapore ratifies international convention on workplace safety and health Older workers also seek work-life balance in employment: Survey Construction safety […]

HR News Roundup – 7 June 2019

Employers should offer structured training, firms with productivity gains urged to give one-off bonus: National Wages Council Businesses must invest in innovation, workers and community to move forward: DPM Heng Technology can help to upskill workers, not render them obsolete: NTUC Relationships with coworkers matter most for well-being at work Organisations in Asia-Pacific need to […]

HR News Roundup – 29 May 2019

Unlicensed job brokers rake in millions: Report ‘Flexible recruitment’ to transform workforces by 2023 More employees saw pay rise last year as growth in real wages picks up: MOM 1 in 3 job applications in Singapore contain discrepancies, highest rate in Asia-Pacific: Study Singapore overtakes US, Hong Kong to be world’s most competitive economy 26 […]

HR News Roundup – 17 May 2019

Randstad’s most attractive employers for 2019 Singapore tops region in talent competitiveness for 6th straight year How to put the ‘H’ back in ‘HR’ Commentary: Who’s looking after the children and elderly if more women work? News Sources: HRM Asia, HRD Asia, Channel NewsAsia Photo by Peter Nguyen on Unsplash

HR News Roundup – 10 May 2019

Banks reskilling frontline staff and creating new jobs to help employees stay ahead of tech disruption Carving a bigger share of a US$400b pie in Singapore Study calls for pre-school teachers to be better paid, to work more with early intervention teachers Why people stay with the same company for decades The dark side of […]

HR News Roundup – 3 May 2019

Extra 10% funding from April 2020 for firms working with unions to train workers: Heng Swee Keat Firms urged to view reskilling, training as investment Lay offs in 2018 would have been ‘much worse’ without emphasis on training and upgrading: PM Lee Commentary: Career Mobility is the new Career Stability News sources: The Straits Times, […]

HR News Roundup – 26 April 2019

The 5 hottest tech jobs in Singapore this year: Robert Half Jobless rate for Singaporeans in Q1 grows slightly to 3.2%: MOM 1,000 company training committees to be set up by NTUC to help workers upgrade skills The top in-demand skills for HR innovation How effective are annual performance reviews? News sources: The Straits Times, […]

HR News Roundup – 19 April 2019

New guidelines on rest areas for outsourced workers by year end MOM to focus on career mobility: Josephine Teo Increasingly ‘more upsides than downsides’ from tech disruption, says Josephine Teo Commentary: Are you prepared to be replaced by robots? Some at Walmart soon have to be News sources: The Straits Times, Channel NewsAsia Photo by Lily […]

HR Roundup – 12 April 2019

Over 3 in 5 Singapore employers favour hard skills over soft skills: Poll Better job outlook for private-school grads, but pay unchanged: Survey Mothers returning to work have plenty of new skills to help them snare that dream job Getting employees, both young and old, to work together Commentary: Grey areas surrounding wrongful dismissal guidelines […]

HR News Roundup – 5 April 2019

New guidelines set out what constitutes wrongful dismissal Singaporeans should retire at 70, says Mercer boss HRM Five: Why an employee alumni might work for you How much bonus do employees in Singapore expect? 69% say 1-2 months’ worth News sources: The Straits Times, HRM Asia, Human Resources Photo by Lily Banse on Unsplash