HR News Roundup – 28 Feb 2020

Foreign worker levies kept to reduce dependence on foreign workers: Josephine Teo New NTUC programme to improve job matching for workers before retrenchment MOM acts against more workers and bosses over LOA breaches Coronavirus: HR’s role in business continuity plans  COVID-19: Singapore introduces Stay-Home Notice for those returning from China News Sources: Channel NewsAsia, The […]

HR News Roundup – 21 Feb 2020

MOM: Send workers to hospitals only if it’s a medical emergency Singapore Budget 2020: Jobs Support Scheme to subsidise wages of local workers Budget 2020: More support for transformation of workforce, including SkillsFuture top-ups Singapore Budget 2020: Key takeaways for HR leaders and employers Company director jailed for withholding salaries of foreign workers, making them […]

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 19 April 2019

New guidelines on rest areas for outsourced workers by year end MOM to focus on career mobility: Josephine Teo Increasingly ‘more upsides than downsides’ from tech disruption, says Josephine Teo Commentary: Are you prepared to be replaced by robots? Some at Walmart soon have to be News sources: The Straits Times, Channel NewsAsia Photo by Lily […]

HR News Roundup – 22 Mar 2019

More job vacancies for PMETs last year; employers increasingly looking beyond academic results: MOM More than 90,000 employers to receive over S$600 million in wage credit payouts 9 in 10 CHROs fail to build future-ready workforce Commentary: Becoming future-ready, inside the quiet revolution of Singapore’s legal sector News sources: The Straits Times, TODAY, HRD Asia, […]

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