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 […]

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 […]