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Singapore Sees Growing Demand for Hybrid Executive and Team Assistants: Study

As Singapore’s organisations adopt flatter organisational structures and embrace collaborative working, the office support function grows in importance to support larger teams and their coordination needs. This is resulting in a heightened demand for executive assistants (EAs), team assistants, and, increasingly more common, a combination of both, according to recruitment experts Hays. “As the role […]

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July 17, 20199:43 am
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Top Employers in Singapore, as Voted by Fresh Graduates

Technology firm Microsoft was voted as Singapore’s most popular employer among local students and university graduates in 2019, according to an annual national graduate careers survey by GTI Media Singapore. Over 13,800 students and fresh graduates from local universities participated in the survey, which ran from 2018 to early 2019, indicating the employers they intended […]

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July 16, 20199:00 am
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Singapore Ranks Third in APAC in Fostering Growth for Women Entrepreneurs

At the 10th annual Dell Women Entrepreneur Network Summit in Singapore, Dell announced findings of the 2019 Women Entrepreneur Cities (WE Cities) Index, ranking 50 global cities on their ability to foster growth for women entrepreneurs. Dell ranks cities based on the impact of local policies, programmes and characteristics in addition to national laws and customs to help improve […]

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July 15, 20197:17 pm
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Majority Workers in APAC Feel Unprepared for Future Jobs

Approximately seven in ten workers across the Asia-Pacific region (APAC) are concerned they’re unprepared for the jobs of the future, according to a new study by Skillsoft, a global leader in corporate learning. Based on a comprehensive Vanson Bourne study of 2,500 employees across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia about their readiness for the […]

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July 9, 20199:37 am
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Widening Pay Gap Between Senior and Entry-Level Staff Globally: Report

The pay gap between lower-level employees and senior managers has grown in every region of the world since 2008, according to a new study published by Korn Ferry. The study, which draws on data from Korn Ferry’s world-class pay database, shows the pay gap increasing in 77 percent of 58 countries in the analysis. Eight […]

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July 8, 20199:36 am
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3 in 5 Business Leaders Found Hiring Candidates Using HR Tech Gives Greater ROI

At a time when technology is making strides in all spheres, employees still seem hesitant adopting the new and savvy ways of working. This resistance from employees (31 percent) remains the biggest barrier in adopting technology for HR processes revealed a TimesJobs survey on ‘Decoding the impact of Tech in HR’. The survey was conducted among 1,380 HR leaders […]

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July 7, 20199:45 am
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Family Businesses Ready to Face Challenges Amidst Digital Disruption

Family businesses tend to lean towards a long-term view rooted in shared values, vision and culture, which can help them maintain family control over years. However, family ownership, by itself, doesn’t guarantee a business’s longevity. This is according to Deloitte’s new survey, Global family business survey 2019: Long-term goals meet short-term drive, released today. In […]

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July 6, 20199:12 am
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Cost of Company Silos: Failed Digital Transformation Projects

A study by Workday, a global leader in enterprise technology for finance and human resources, has revealed that over half (60 percent) of C-level executives in Singapore believe their digital transformation projects are failing due to company silos. The study titled “Digital Dysfunction in Asia Pacific”, was conducted in partnership with IDC Asia Pacific, and […]

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June 28, 20199:44 am
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Singapore Companies ‘Moderately Optimistic’ on Growth Amidst Business Uncertainties

According to an extensive Korn Ferry spot survey participated in by 110 organisations across 19 sectors in Singapore, external uncertainties have slightly dampened business optimism in the market. While 37 percent of companies surveyed expect moderate growth between 5 -15 percent (versus 26 percent in 2018), the survey revealed a two-fold decrease in companies that […]

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June 26, 20199:24 am
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30 Percent Business Leaders in Singapore Have Demoted Staffs in Their Company: Report

Almost 1 in 3 (30 percent) business leaders in Singapore have demoted an employee at their company, recent study commissioned by recruitment consultancy Robert Half revealed. In a survey report published on Tuesday (June 18), Robert Half suggested there are various reasons why Singaporean bossess decide to demote their staff. The most common reason was […]

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June 20, 20199:42 am