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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HR News Roundup – 18 Oct 2018

NTU launches mobile app offering courses to working professionals Tharman says Industry 4.0 must create quality jobs as key initiatives are launched at inaugural trade show A jobless future is coming and we must prepare now Commentary: Here’s what Singapore’s human capital index in a world of disruption should look like Commentary: Superstar companies can…

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HR News Roundup – 12 Oct 2018

Singapore performs well in human capital study Singapore best place for expats to live and work, 5th highest for salaries: HSBC poll Commentary: Giving feedback, the trickiest task that pains every manager Commentary: Work-life balance for small business owners a fine line between hard work and hell   News Sources: HRM Asia, The Straits Times,…

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HR News Roundup – 4 Oct 2019

Major change to Employment Act will see more PMEs covered Automated waste system will remain ‘affordable’, cleaners to get mandatory annual bonus Workplace health initiatives to expand to more precincts Commentary: Expats, foreign talent and immigration make Singapore economically better off   News Sources – The Straits Times, Channel NewsAsia, TODAY Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash

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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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