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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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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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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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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
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‘Career Sleepwalking’ Prevails in India, LinkedIn Study Finds

Today professionals in India are changing jobs and careers more than ever before and the days of a linear career path or life-long employment at a company are no longer the norm. LinkedIn’s new Career Pathways survey finds that one in three Indian professionals feel like they are ‘career sleepwalking’ – they feel stagnant as […]

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May 3, 20199:11 am
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Skills Gap Despite Large Supply of Professionals, Accountancy and Finance Talents Urged to Upskill

The Accountancy & Finance sector in Singapore is facing a skills gap despite the large supply of professionals available. Candidates can benefit from upskilling themselves to gain an edge over their peers, according to global recruitment experts Hays.  “As candidates face immense competition in the job market, they have been motivated to upskill through taking […]

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April 29, 20199:48 am
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Singapore Tops Asia Pacific in Talent Competitiveness for the 6th Straight Year

Singapore retains its leading position in Asia Pacific for the sixth consecutive year in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2019, announced today during GTCI’s Asia Launch event at the INSEAD Asia campus in Singapore. Produced in partnership with The Adecco Group and Tata Communications, the GTCI is an annual benchmarking report that measures the ability of […]

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April 24, 20199:52 am
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Only 15 Percent Business Leaders in Southeast Asia Ready to Lead Social Enterprise

Amid rapid technological, economic and social change, it is important for organisations to move beyond mission statements and social impact programs to put humans at the centre of their business strategies. In its “2019 Global Human Capital Trends” report, “Leading the social enterprise: Reinvent with a human focus,” Deloitte examines ways organisations can reinvent themselves on […]

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April 23, 20199:19 am
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Singapore Among the Top Five Most Expensive Locations in Asia for Business Travel

Singapore is now the fourth most expensive location in Asia for business travel, with a typical business trip to Singapore costing an average of USD 468 per day. This was one of the findings of the latest Daily Rates research published by ECA International, the world’s leading provider of knowledge, information and software for the […]

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April 22, 20199:32 am