HR News Roundup – 21 Feb 2020

MOM: Send workers to hospitals only if it’s a medical emergency Singapore Budget 2020: Jobs Support Scheme to subsidise wages of local workers Budget 2020: More support for transformation of workforce, including SkillsFuture top-ups Singapore Budget 2020: Key takeaways for HR leaders and employers Company director jailed for withholding salaries of foreign workers, making them […]

HR News Roundup – 13 Feb 2020

Commentary: The biggest work-from-home exercise may have just begun. How ready is Singapore? People in Singapore less upbeat on opportunities: Poll Ensuring fair opportunites for local jobseekers Employers urged to step up their business continuity plan Employers to get Govt support with housing workers on LOA News Sources: The Straits Times, The New Paper, Channel […]

HR News Roundup – 5 Feb 2020

NTUC Income: Becoming ‘cool’ through digitalisation Commentary: The rise of the digital economy — and how education may be transformed  Businesses see slowdown of 20% to 50% due to coronavirus outbreak: Ng Chee Meng Employee engagement in Singapore lags behind global average: Study Stepped-up efforts to retrain middle-aged workers for jobs of future News Sources: […]

HR News Roundup – 31 Jan 2020

Commentary: Wuhan virus — how prepared is your company? What gets green, amber and red rankings Employment data points to drop in productivity growth last year Workforce Singapore ramps up reskilling efforts for electronic sector Despite weak economy, 50% of Singapore workers are still gunning for a pay raise this year: Survey News Sources: The […]

HR News Roundup – 24 Jan 2020

Employment rate for Singaporeans rose over last decade, mirrors trend for resident population: MOM  Singapore National Employers Federation calls for Budget help in hiring older workers Singapore tackles mental health discrimination News Sources: The Strait Times, The Business Times, HRD AsiaPhoto by Ben Thai on Unsplash

HR News Roundup – 17 Jan 2020

Reigniting Employees’ Excitement About Business Travel and its Opportunities Citi Singapore adjusts pay for women who do same work as men Commentary: Give workers permission to disrupt – one way Singapore business can accelerate digital transformation MOM raises penalties for unfair hiring practices; firm charged over false declaration Logistic firm first to be charged with […]

HR News Roundup – 10 Jan 2020

Adjusted gender pay gap narrows over more than a decade More employers rely on this perk to attract talent MOM to update framework that deters employers from discriminating against locals A more upbeat scenario for Singapore job market   News Sources: The Business Times, The Straits Times, HRD AsiaPhoto by Hu Chen on Unsplash

HR News Roundup – 27 Dec 2019

Top HR trends to look out for in 2020 Just 1 in 4 here sees need for migrant workers despite labour shortage Commentary: Why aren’t more Singapore businesses transforming? Mindsets aren’t the key obstacle IT, finance firms upbeat on 2020 first-half prospects: Poll Active seeking of knowledge key to navigating digital economy: Experts   News […]

HR News Roundup – 13 Dec 2019

SNEF issues advice on bonuses for private firms Guidelines for companies established on rest areas for outsourced workers Following civil service ‘retraint’, private sector also likely to see lower bonuses: Analysts Business leaders continue to shut out HR Businesses should diversify foreign workforce, invest in local workers: Chan Chun Sing Cleaners to be better trained […]