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…

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HR Roundup – 12 April 2019

Over 3 in 5 Singapore employers favour hard skills over soft skills: Poll Better job outlook for private-school grads, but pay unchanged: Survey Mothers returning to work have plenty of new skills to help them snare that dream job Getting employees, both young and old, to work together Commentary: Grey areas surrounding wrongful dismissal guidelines…

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HR News Roundup – 5 April 2019

New guidelines set out what constitutes wrongful dismissal Singaporeans should retire at 70, says Mercer boss HRM Five: Why an employee alumni might work for you How much bonus do employees in Singapore expect? 69% say 1-2 months’ worth News sources: The Straits Times, HRM Asia, Human Resources Photo by Lily Banse on Unsplash

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HR News Roundup – 29 Mar 2019

Higher starting pay, employment rates for SUTD fresh graduates in 2018: Survey Public feedback sought on wages and job issues Pegging retirement and re-employment ages to Singaporeans’ healthy life expectancy From construction to cakes: What a man’s job switch tells us about how S’pore looks at skills Changes to the Employment Act with effect from…

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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,…

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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

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HR News Roundup – 8 Mar 2019

Higher salary threshold for local workers from July under rules for hiring foreigners TAFEP to provide help for employees who are victims of workplace harassment Part-time roles included in Career Trial programme to help more job seekers S’pore way of helping better serves needs of low-wage workers More funds available to help companies offer flexi-work…

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HR News Roundup – 1 Mar 2019

More childcare leave, flexible work hours for younger Singaporeans: MPs Flexibility in manpower for healthcare Help for workers a key focus for Budget debate beginning today ‘Take the difficult road today’, Heng Swee Keat urges firms Budget roundtable throws up ideas to retain older workers News Sources: The Straits Times, Channel NewsAsiaPhoto by Lily Banse on Unsplash

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HR News Roundup – 22 Feb 2019

Workplace fatalities edge to new low, but more non-fatal injuries on the job last year Singapore Budget 2019: Businesses welcome digital push, emphasis on reskilling workers Budget 2019: Foreign worker quota in services sector to be cut to 35% by 2021 Nearly 500 companies adopt tripartite standard for self-employed News Sources: The Straits Times, Channel…

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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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