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 – 3 Apr 2020

COVID-19: Law firms see rise in queries on employee rights, employer obligations as economy slows COVID-19: 129 stop-work orders issued to workplaces that did not follow safe distancing measures, says MOM Covid-19: Fine, jail for employers who don’t make telecommuting arrangements where possible, staff who go to work while sick Pop-Up Care Centre for Drivers: […]

HR News Roundup – 27 Mar 2020

MOM to enforce safe-distancing measures; firms which flout rules face stop-work order COVID-19 Budget: What you need to know about the Resilience Budget measures Coronavirus: Firms urged to find longer-term housing for Malaysian staff Coronavirus: New MOM measures to help businesses, including SMEs, cope with outbreak NTUC Training Fund Brings Up Support for Self-Employed Persons […]

HR News Roundup – 6 Mar 2020

Singapore’s travel advisory for employers in response to COVID-19 surge Freelancers to get triple boost: MOM unveils help with healthcare, retirement savings and training MOM further tightens foreign worker regime to develop ‘strong local core of skilled workers’ Coronavirus: 8,000 aviation sector workers to benefit from training and support package; NTUC to pump in $500,000 […]

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 – 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 – 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 – 26 April 2019

The 5 hottest tech jobs in Singapore this year: Robert Half Jobless rate for Singaporeans in Q1 grows slightly to 3.2%: MOM 1,000 company training committees to be set up by NTUC to help workers upgrade skills The top in-demand skills for HR innovation How effective are annual performance reviews? News sources: The Straits Times, […]

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

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 […]