HR News Roundup – 30 Sep 2019

Singapore facing ‘acute’ shortage of fintech talent with over a third switching jobs in past year: Poll Capability of firms, workers can buffer against present economic challenges: DPM Heng Dispute management office recovered $15m in owed salaries in last fiscal year More workplace injuries in the first half of 2019, but fewer fatalities News sources: […]

HR News Roundup – 20 September 2019

Minister stresses attention to job creation amid change Adapt and Grow roadshows expected to reach 100,000 people by end-2019 Future jobs are about the human touch and creativity Talent mismatch improves in Singapore’s job market News Sources: The Straits Times, HRM Asia Photo by Peter Nguyen on Unsplash

HR News Roundup – 13 Sep 2019

Singapore job-seekers face weaker hiring prospects in Q4: Survey Service firms to get help, subsidies to transform industry Tougher job market as employers post fewer vacancies in Q2, unemployment for locals creeps up: MOM report Share of women on the boards of Singapore’s top 100 listed firms edges up to 15.7% Commentary: The future is […]

HR News Roundup – 2 Sep 2019

Slips, trips and falls make up nearly 30% of injuries at work Round-table on strengthening support for older workers: Retiring. Rehiring. Reskilling. Hike in retirement and re-employment ages prudent, but let’s also consider their meaning for younger workers and tackle ageism HR’s role in digital transformation Commentary: We know it’s pointless to work long hours […]

HR News Roundup – 25 Aug 2019

Demand for tech jobs in Singapore grew 20% over last year: Report Median earners set to benefit most from CPF changes: Expert Singaporeans can weather world uncertainties by training and upgrading of skills: Lee Hsien Loong Commentary: Watch for casual ageism and other signs of caustic attitudes about older workers Commentary: Seniors do well at […]

HR News Roundup – 19 Aug 2019

National Day Rally 2019: Retirement age to go up to 65, older workers’ CPF rates to be raised NDR 2019: Labour movement MPs, NMPs give their views on higher CPF contribution rates for older workers SBF calls on firms to support new retirement, re-employment ages and CPF contributions Fintech firms in Singapore expected to increase […]

HR News Roundup – 9 Aug 2019

SMRT workers to be trained in digital skills Singapore’s new move to tackle talent crunch technology Fuji Xerox: Enabling and empowering people Commentary: Sometimes, a promotion isn’t all that great News sources: The Straits Times, HRM Asia, Channel NewsAsia Photo by Dhruv Deshmukh on Unsplash

HR News Roundup – 2 Aug 2019

Bakers get support for equipment, skills training 2,600 firms adopt good employment standards in workplace Workplace fatalities fall to lowest since 2006 Commentary: The hidden hell of hot-desking is much worse than you think Commentary: The generalist-specialist job distinction is holding many back News sources: The Straits Times, Channel NewsAsia Photo by Lucas Law on Unsplash

HR News Roundup – 25 July 2019

Year-long assistance programme launched to help companies keep workers safe and healthy New career pathway being established to help aspiring engineers About 60,000 job vacancies waiting to be filled, with about half for PMETs: Josephine Teo New reskilling initiatives to help PMETs in air transport sector What Singapore’s slowing GDP growth means for the jobs […]

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 […]