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2 in 5 Employees are Looking for New Job Opportunities, “Limited Career Path” as the Key Reason

Out of 39 percent of respondents who plan to change employers this year, 40 percent cited ‘limited career path’ as the key reason. Randstad today released the findings of its annual Employer Brand Research in Singapore. Commissioned by Randstad, the independent global study is the most representative employer brand research that explores the factors that […]

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June 19, 20199:58 am
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Expatriates in Singapore to Enjoy Salary Hike

Expatriate pay packages in Singapore rose by USD 13,163 in 2018 to a total of USD 236,258, including an average cash salary of USD 90,170. This was one of the findings of the latest MyExpatriate Market Pay survey published annually by ECA International, the world’s leading provider of knowledge, information and software for the management […]

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May 28, 20199:12 am
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Graduate Next Year? Here’s the Hottest Jobs in 2020

The landscape of work is undergoing a continuous change. Disruptive technologies, climate change, robotics, natural resource limitations, renewable energy, the sharing economy, the cloud, big data and ageing populations: these are just some of the opportunities shaping the way people work today and the careers of the future. If you have just earned a university […]

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May 27, 20199:09 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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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
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A Worrying Trend in the Workforce: 1 in 20 Malaysian Jobseekers Has Fake Degrees

A recent study commissioned by a corporate fraud investigation agency Akhbar & Associates revealed a worrying trend among Malaysian talents. An estimated one in 20 potential hires in the country has fake qualifications, while one in 10 has credentials from unaccredited institutions. These findings came as a foreign documentary showcases a list of possibly over […]

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May 6, 20199:04 am
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Dirty, Low Paying Jobs is Better than Being Unemployed: PM Mahathir

In his speech during the National Labour Day Celebration, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad reminded choosy Malaysian jobseekers that the salary for so-called 3D (dirty, dangerous and difficult) jobs might not be attractive, but these jobs were still honest work and vital to the nation’s development. “It is a low salary but if they […]

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May 2, 20199:53 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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Chinese Tech Worker’s Protest Against Long Overtime Hours Goes Viral

Chinese technology workers are protesting online against grueling overtime hours at some companies, a rare push back against the work culture in the country’s tech industry. The posts on Microsoft’s GitHub, which calls itself the world’s largest code host, and other programming tools have gone viral amid large-scale layoffs in the sector. The protest is […]

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April 26, 20199:10 am