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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
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3 Quick Tips to Improve Your Wellbeing on World Day for Safety and Health at Work

As the World Day for Safety and Health at Work is only around the corner and coming up on 28th April, did you know that majority (92 percent) people surveyed in Singapore said they are experiencing stress in the workplace? This number is higher compared to 87 percent employees said globally. Even worse, among them […]

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April 25, 20199:53 am
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Rise of the Machines: This is When Robots Will Overtake Human Jobs

Many experts have said that AI and automations will work side to side with human in the near future. Under such circumstances, can human workers take ownership in the workplace? Or will robot replace our position, instead? While the growing presence of machines in the workplace is hardly a new concern in our industry today, […]

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April 24, 201910:18 am
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How to Get Your First Client as a Freelancer

With the rise of gig economy, more and more people are aspired to gain freedom in choosing their own working arrangement. While the idea of working as a freelancer or part-timer might sound fun and easy, to actually becoming a successful one might not be as simple as it seems. The most difficult part when […]

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April 24, 201910:07 am