HR News Roundup – 3 July 2020

55% of employees working from home in Singapore are putting in longer hours Singapore, Malaysia agree to allow cross-border travel for some residents and business travellers Check out the top trends in Singapore’s hiring movements Labour chief Ng Chee Meng: Adopt new mindset, adapt to new environment News Sources: The Straits Times, Human Resources Online, […]

HR News Roundup – 26 June 2020

New rules to ensure fair hiring by employment agencies 74% of complaints received by MOM were due to poor communication by employer Flexible, costlier staff arrangements needed as “new normal” kicks in News Sources: The Straits Times, Human Resources Online, Singapore Business Review Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash

HR News Roundup – 19 June 2020

How Singapore employees feel about HR’s role in improving resilience: Survey 6 key takeaways of Singapore’s labour market Q1 report 7 workplaces ordered to cease operations for lapses in safe management measures; 52 fines of $1,000 each issued to employers: MOM All travellers coming into Singapore to be tested before stay-home notice ends News Sources: […]

HR News Roundup – 12 Jun 2020

Q3 hiring outlook among Singapore employers weakest since 2009: Survey Can Singapore rely less on foreign workers? It’s not just about dollars and cents, say observers 6 in 10 Singaporeans uncomfortable returning to workplace Tripartite trust can help S’pore weather virus storm: Ng Chee Meng News Sources: Channel NewsAsia, The Straits Times, HRM AsiaPhoto by Lily […]

HR News Roundup – 5 Jun 2020

3 workplaces forced to stop operations for instructing staff to return instead of working from home 46% of Singaporeans afraid of losing jobs despite government support Work pass holders urged to follow safe distancing rules or risk having passes revoked: MOM No one is too old to hire, too qualified to adapt: Tharman Employers must let […]

HR News Roundup – 29 May 2020

Singapore’s $S33bn Fortitude Budget: Key highlights for HR and employers NTUC to focus on preserving and matching jobs, worker training, says Ng Chee Meng Singapore heads for worst recession since independence; economy to shrink by 7% to 4% on Covid-19 impact Working from home should be default mode in first 2 phases of reopening ater Covid-19 […]

HR News Roundup – 22 May 2020

9 in 10 want to continue working from home: Survey Tripartite advisory: What employers in Singapore should know about retrenchment linked to COVID-19 Your 15-minute guide: What businesses should expect when Singapore’s Circuit Breaker ends News Sources: The Straits Times, Human Resources OnlinePhoto by chuttersnap on Unsplash

HR News Roundup – 16 May 2020

Singapore companies prepare to return to the workplace S’pore looking to return foreign workers, including Covid-19 survivors, to work in ‘recovery phase’ How the Coronavirus Crisis is Changing Our Approach to Work and Leadership in Singapore News Sources: Today Online, HRM Asia, Singapore Business ReviewPhoto by Peter Nguyen on Unsplash

HR News Roundup – 8 May 2020

What are some of the new rules at workplaces from May 12 as Singapore eases tightened Covid-19 circuit breaker measures Employers must pay foreign workers isolated in dormitories even if work passes are cancelled: MOM Coronavirus: MOM takes 230 companies, work pass holders to task for flouting circuit breaker rules, stay-home notices Nearly half of […]

HR News Roundup – 1 May 2020

Stay-home notice for foreign workers, dependants in construction sector extended to May 18 Coronavirus: Sharpest quarterly fall in employment since Sars in 2003 Coronavirus: Growth in local employment in healthcare, professional services Don’t ‘drop workers’: Companies and workers should take the long view, says PM Lee in May Day message 8 in 10 S’pore employees […]