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HR News Roundup – 15 Mar 2019

Retrenchments fall to 7-year low in 2018, employment growth highest since 2014: MOM NTUC tackles gender imbalance with new programme to groom women for top roles New year, new expectations: What employees want for 2019 When employees disobey their bosses News sources: The Straits Times, Channel NewsAsia, HRM Asia, TODAY Photo by Lucas Law on Unsplash

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HR News Roundup – 8 Mar 2019

Higher salary threshold for local workers from July under rules for hiring foreigners TAFEP to provide help for employees who are victims of workplace harassment Part-time roles included in Career Trial programme to help more job seekers S’pore way of helping better serves needs of low-wage workers More funds available to help companies offer flexi-work…

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HR News Roundup – 1 Mar 2019

More childcare leave, flexible work hours for younger Singaporeans: MPs Flexibility in manpower for healthcare Help for workers a key focus for Budget debate beginning today ‘Take the difficult road today’, Heng Swee Keat urges firms Budget roundtable throws up ideas to retain older workers News Sources: The Straits Times, Channel NewsAsiaPhoto by Lily Banse on Unsplash

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HR News Roundup – 22 Feb 2019

Workplace fatalities edge to new low, but more non-fatal injuries on the job last year Singapore Budget 2019: Businesses welcome digital push, emphasis on reskilling workers Budget 2019: Foreign worker quota in services sector to be cut to 35% by 2021 Nearly 500 companies adopt tripartite standard for self-employed News Sources: The Straits Times, Channel…

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HR News Roundup – 15 Feb 2019

WSQ training helped boost real wages and likelihood of employment: MTI economists Budget to focus on helping companies embrace tech, train workers to lift productivity: Heng Swee Keat NTUC calls for more to be done so that caregivers can join workforce Employees want to feel like they’re part of a family A rewarding job matters…

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HR News Roundup – 8 Feb 2019

Use tech, strong company culture to engage staff More people in jobs in 2018, with layoffs at 6-year low: MOM data Workplace perks have gone berserk — but do they matter? Time for uniformed services to consider hiring older workers, raise retirement ages? Commentary: Countries are not responding well to automation News sources: The Straits…

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HR News Roundup – 18 Jan 2019

30,000 got new jobs in 2018 through Adapt and Grow More workers can opt for flexible work arrangements: MOM report ESM Goh suggests tax incentives for employers who hire those with disabilities The Big Read in short: Tech disruption in Singapore’s legal sector Singapore companies not investing enough in employee training: SBF survey Commentary: New…

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HR News Roundup – 4 Jan 2019

Prolonged exposure to polluted air affects productivity: Study More deaths, fewer injuries in construction from Jan to Nov Employers reminded to make CPF contributions by Jan 14 to qualify for Wage Credit Scheme Some HR trends to watch out for in 2019 The job interview of the future is already here News Sources: The Straits…

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HR News Roundup – 14 Dec 2018

More workers in distress helped by Migrant Workers’ Centre this year Labour market improved in Q3 but hiring may slow: MOM Jobs among Singaporeans’ main concerns, says Indranee Commentary: Why do employers still insist on an MC for staff who call in sick? Commentary: Confidence to face an AI-dominated future requires preparing Singaporeans for jobs…

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HR News Roundup – 30 Nov 2018

Incomes up, more younger and older workers employed Job seekers must identify, learn right skills: Workforce Singapore What will be Singapore’s most in-demand jobs for 2019? Pay raise, mandatory bonus for landscape maintenance workers from 2020 Commentary: If more work in old age, how relevant is the retirement age?   News sources – The Straits…

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