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Bloomberg LP Expands Parental Leave Policy to 26 Weeks for Primary Caregivers

Bloomberg LP is expanding its parental leave policy from 18 weeks of fully-paid leave to 26 weeks effective immediately, founder Michael R. Bloomberg announced to employees on May 15. The policy is gender neutral and establishes a new global minimum standard for primary caregivers.“ With this policy change, we are furthering our commitment to making […]

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May 20, 20192:13 pm
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Balancing Motherhood with a Fulltime Career: Q&A with Peggy Zhu

Sunday (May 12) is Mother’s Day. Addressing challenges in promoting working mothers into leadership roles in the thriving e-commerce industry, we sought valuable opinions through an exclusive interview with Peggy Zhu, Head of Brand & Growth Marketing of Shopee, Singapore to draw understanding on the road blocks to maximising women potential in the region. She […]

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May 17, 20191:37 pm
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Resume Discrepancies in Decline as APAC Businesses Adopt Background Screening Practices

Background screening is on the rise across Asia Pacific (APAC), according to findings from HireRight. The study, which included an audit and analysis of checks conducted by the organisation across APAC in 2017 compared to 2018, noted a significant 17.7 percent increase in the total number of screenings completed year-on-year.These encompassed criminals, employment, education, credit, […]

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May 16, 20199:50 am
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Indeed India Launches ‘Career Guide’ App

Several dilemmas are commonly faced by jobseekers during their search for work opportunities. Choosing the right job role, facing an interview, and negotiating for a higher salary are among the most important concerns that jobseekers have to confront. In fact, the entire process of job search can be a nerve-wracking one, especially without any guidance […]

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May 15, 20199:46 am
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Singapore’s Most In-Demand Jobs Require More Than Digital Skills

Rapid digital disrupttion across sector and industry has changed the way people do business, including in Singapore. To stay ahead of the competition, talents are required to upskill themselves with crucial knowledge and skills needed in the digital age. While most people believe that digital savviness is the most important skill everyone should master, however, […]

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May 14, 20199:57 am
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Japan Sees the Biggest Decline in Real Wages Since 2015, Bad Omen for Domestic Demand

Japan’s inflation-adjusted real wages tumbled the most in nearly four years in March, government data showed, dashing hope that household income and spending may offset external headwinds. Real wages fell 2.5 percent in March year-on-year, the biggest decline since June 2015, labour ministry data showed on Friday. It followed a revised 1.0 percent drop in […]

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May 13, 20199:34 am
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Lendlease Holds Communal Iftar for Its Migrants Workers as Social Inclusivity

Over 200 Muslim migrant workers from the Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ) development, Lendlease employees and members of the public broke fast today with Professor Fatimah Lateef, Member of Parliament for Marine Parade GRC, over a communal briyani meal. This is the fourth consecutive celebration organised by PLQ and Lendlease as a gesture of appreciation to […]

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May 10, 20199:04 am
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Siemens Plans 10,000 Job Cuts from Energy Unit in Massive Overhaul

German engineering firm Siemens has announced a plan to make 10,000 job cuts while carving out and listing its struggling power and gas division into two a separately managed company. Announced on Tuesday (May 7) evening, the plan is said to be the company’s biggest spinoff in its history. According to Chief Executive Officer Joe […]

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May 9, 20199:33 am
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Singapore to Carry Out Labour Curbs Due to Skills Shortage

Singapore has attracted high-tech manufacturers with incentives and a well-educated workforce but growing demands for highly skilled labour and government moves to curb numbers of foreign workers may mean a tougher path ahead. The city-state is a major producer of products ranging from aircraft engines to medical equipment and oil rigs, and top firms such […]

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May 8, 20199:56 am
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Technology Could Widen the Gender Employment Gap: IMF

Technology has always been seen as a great enabler that paves the path to economic progress for many countries around the world. However, recent report by International Monetary Fund (IMF) suggested that it also has a potential role in perpetuating major societal issue: gender employment gap. According to the report, women might face a greater […]

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May 7, 20199:08 am