HR News Roundup – 17 July 2019

Social sector adopts technology to cushion manpower woes Culture shift, more flexible work policies for fathers needed: Halimah MOM and MOE combined, with new Ministry of Ageing, can help tackle future challenges: Report FastJobs fair pre-schedules interviews, boosting F&B and retail employment Commentary: Deutsche Bank job cuts are just tip of iceberg for finance industry […]

HR News Roundup – 5 July 2019

Pay rise, bonus for cleaners and landscape workers Unions to keep up the pace of efforts to help workers: Ng Chee Meng Singapore opts out of voting for UN agency pact on workplace harassment, as scope very broad: MOM Raise CPF contribution rates for older workers to be on a par with younger workers: Study […]

HR News Roundup – 28 June 2019

Bulk of retrenched residents in Q1 are PMETs Tapping VR to train construction workers on safety Retrenchments rise, vacancies fall as job market turns soft Commentary: Suspensions and lapses in SkillsFuture courses – let market forces regulate training programmes News sources: The Straits Times, Channel NewsAsia Photo by Dhruv Deshmukh on Unsplash

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, […]