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…

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HR News Roundup – 8 Feb 2019

Use tech, strong company culture to engage staff More people in jobs in 2018, with layoffs at 6-year low: MOM data Workplace perks have gone berserk — but do they matter? Time for uniformed services to consider hiring older workers, raise retirement ages? Commentary: Countries are not responding well to automation News sources: The Straits…

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HR News Roundup – 18 Jan 2019

30,000 got new jobs in 2018 through Adapt and Grow More workers can opt for flexible work arrangements: MOM report ESM Goh suggests tax incentives for employers who hire those with disabilities The Big Read in short: Tech disruption in Singapore’s legal sector Singapore companies not investing enough in employee training: SBF survey Commentary: New…

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HR News Roundup – 4 Jan 2019

Prolonged exposure to polluted air affects productivity: Study More deaths, fewer injuries in construction from Jan to Nov Employers reminded to make CPF contributions by Jan 14 to qualify for Wage Credit Scheme Some HR trends to watch out for in 2019 The job interview of the future is already here News Sources: The Straits…

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HR News Roundup – 14 Dec 2018

More workers in distress helped by Migrant Workers’ Centre this year Labour market improved in Q3 but hiring may slow: MOM Jobs among Singaporeans’ main concerns, says Indranee Commentary: Why do employers still insist on an MC for staff who call in sick? Commentary: Confidence to face an AI-dominated future requires preparing Singaporeans for jobs…

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HR News Roundup – 30 Nov 2018

Incomes up, more younger and older workers employed Job seekers must identify, learn right skills: Workforce Singapore What will be Singapore’s most in-demand jobs for 2019? Pay raise, mandatory bonus for landscape maintenance workers from 2020 Commentary: If more work in old age, how relevant is the retirement age?   News sources – The Straits…

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HR News Roundup – 23 Nov 2018

Job prospects for workers next year mixed across sectors: Observers Singapore tops Asia-Pacific nations in talent competitiveness Singapore not backing down on foreign worker restrictions Commentary: The enormous, avoidable waste of human capital caused by gender inequality Commentary: When did wanton self-promotion at work become normal?   News sources: The Straits Times, HRM asia, Channel…

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HR News Roundup – 16 Nov 2019

Cleaners to get an annual bonus of at least two weeks’ pay from Jan 1, 2020 onwards For the maritime sector to keep up, HR must transform Strengthening protection for workers is good, so too is getting the timing right Commentary: Disappearing money and labour’s diminishing share of income News Source: The Straits Times, HRM…

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HR News Roundup – 2 Nov 2018

Ever hired the wrong person for the job? 98% of Singapore CFOs say they have Google workers worldwide walk out to protest against office harassment, inequality In a digital world, job referrals provide a human touch Commentary: Toxic workplaces are feeding the imposter phenomenon   News sources: The Straits Times, Channel NewsAsia, HRM Asia Photo…

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HR News Roundup – 26 Oct 2018

S’pore workers among those in region who are least satisfied with employers: Mercer report How MOM can help workers adapt, businesses transform Fewer retrenchments, overall unemployment rate rises slightly in third quarter A recipe for happy workers that goes beyond raising wages   News Sources: TODAY, The Straits Times Photo by Ben Thai on Unsplash

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