HR News Roundup – 27 Sep 2018

Construction companies to pay $75 for each new foreign worker to help them settle in Higher pay, clearer career track for lift industry staff Why Singapore needs to uplift its lift technicians   Commentary: My generation has a fear of missing out – on a disrupted future Older staff are right to stick around in…

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HR News Roundup – 20 Sep 2018

Taskforce helps 70% of retrenched workers find new jobs within 6 months  More Singaporeans find jobs, but long-term unemployment rate rises: MOM People in many countries fear big job losses from automation: Survey Commentary: Unfortunately, artificial intelligence can do that job better Commentary: Executive coaches are driving anxiety in many professionals Commentary: Workers everywhere face…

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HR News Roundup – 13 Sep 2018

‘Hundreds of jobs’ available at Facebook’s S$1.4 billion facility in Singapore slated to open in 2022 Scheme to spur healthier office lifestyles SIT fresh graduates most employable among local universities, longer internships pay off S’pore youth most pessimistic in the region about tech’s impact on jobs, incomes Commentary: Tricky human resource questions best dealt with…

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HR News Roundup – 7 Sep 2018

Wealth managers in Singapore, Hong Kong getting ‘crazy’ pay hikes to jump to rivals Data scientists, cyber-security specialists among top emerging jobs in S’pore: LinkedIn report   Business leaders anticipate AI will diversify human thinking Commentary: Rockstar internships are for rockstar interns Commentary: Job seekers, do not settle for second choice    News sources: The…

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HR News Roundup – 31 August 2018

Singapore online hiring outlook ‘extremely positive’; demand strongest from finance and insurance: Report Financial practitioners need to be more aware of training opportunities in sector: NTUC Government accepts proposals to strengthen next workplace safety roadmap Commentary: Replacing the CEO isn’t enough to reboot corporate culture News sources: The Straits Times, ChannelnewsAsia Photo by Lucas Law…

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HR News Roundup – 23 August 2018

Overworked and low-paid, heavy vehicle drivers an accident waiting to happen Workplace Safety and Health – mixed performance in 1H2018 NTUC to set up association for freelance coaches, instructors Sacking staff is hard but let’s be adult about it   Commentary: Corporate giving – when cash isn’t always best   News sources – Channel NewsAsia,…

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HR News Roundup – 17 August 2018

Seeking a job? Apply, be screened via SMS Professionalisation, wage ladder for lift technicians a long time coming About 350 firms are on watchlist for unfair hiring policies: Manpower Minister Having fun at work is serious business   News sources: The Straits Times, Channel NewsAsia, TODAY Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash

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HR News Roundup – 9 August 2018

First industry-run career centre for finance professionals opens   Each sector can play a role in promoting innovation: Heng Swee Keat Push for firms to tackle innovation, venture abroad at same time Commentary: Open-plan offices don’t work – it’s distracting and lacks privacy Commentary: Working hard at a relentless pace won’t help your career prospects…

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HR News Roundup – 3 August 2018

Unemployment, retrenchments creep up in second quarter: MOM Quality of trainers matters the most: SMEs New centre to help firms improve training skills Google’s job hunting service launches in Singapore   News sources – TODAY, The Straits Times, Channel NewsAsia  

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HR News Roundup – 27 July 2018

Training and productivity boost to lift wages of staff Many eldercare workers underpaid, contributing to high turnover: Lien Foundation report NTUC urges employers to raise workers’ retirement age More help for modern services workers to reskill Commentary: Expats have an edge over locals. Here’s why Commentary: For explosive growth, look to these two models of…

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