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74% of Singaporean Expects Their Jobs to Be Partly Remote After Pandemic Ends

74% of Singaporean Expects Their Jobs to Be Partly Remote After Pandemic Ends

Most Singaporean respondents prefer a hybrid work arrangement, with two or three days of working from home every week Good relationships with superiors, colleagues as well as financial compensation are now the top three factors for job preferences Issues pertaining to environmental responsibility as well as diversity and inclusion are now more important to Singaporean […]

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April 13, 202112:55 pm
The Rise of Hybrid Work in Singapore and APAC, a Discussion with Paul MacAndrew of IWG

The Rise of Hybrid Work in Singapore and APAC, a Discussion with Paul MacAndrew of IWG

The 9-to-5 office routine has traditionally been the most common work arrangement. In a post-Covid-19 world, however, the way we work is changing. While employees are enjoying greater flexibility by working from home, the challenges of not being physically present at the office remain. No wonder, nearly half of employees want a hybrid work model […]

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April 13, 202112:17 pm
AirAsia Wants to Rehire 2,000 Retrenched Employees When Business Gets Better

AirAsia Wants to Rehire 2,000 Retrenched Employees When Business Gets Better

AirAsia Group Bhd plans to re-hire the employees it had to retrench last year once the airline business starts to pick up. Recognising that having to terminate the services of some 2,000 employees last year was a tragedy, group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has vowed to re-hire all of them and is […]

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April 12, 20214:44 pm
Police Warns Public of New Text Message Scam Advertising Fake Jobs

Police Warns Public of New Text Message Scam Advertising Fake Jobs

A new scam method involving text messages advertising fake jobs has been reported in Singapore recently. On Thursday (April 8), the Singapore Police Force (SPF) warned the public to be alerted with suspicious job ads that offer attractive hourly-rated salaries. Those who fall for the scams may unknowingly be used as money mules to launder […]

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April 9, 20213:51 pm
As Customers Shop Online, Digital Marketing Skills Gaining Importance Since the Pandemic

As Customers Shop Online, Digital Marketing Skills Gaining Importance Since the Pandemic

As consumers alter their retail behaviour due to the pandemic, companies have increasingly turned to digital marketing as a means to reach out to their customers. Digital Marketing skills have therefore grown in importance as the top competency required for business viability, as voted by half of employers in Singapore (50% in 2021 vs 44% […]

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April 9, 202112:41 pm
MEF: Low Salaries for Fresh Grads Only Temporary

MEF: Low Salaries for Fresh Grads Only Temporary

The average salaries of Malaysian fresh graduates have decreased drastically last year. According to data released by the Statistics Department, the majority of fresh talents earn between RM1,001 and RM1,500 in 2020, compared to RM2,001-RM2,500 in 2019. Assuring that low starting salaries are a temporary thing due to the difficult market conditions, the Malaysian Employers […]

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April 8, 20214:02 pm
Seeking The Right Work Environment to Spark Employee Creativity

Seeking The Right Work Environment to Spark Employee Creativity

This article is a guest post.  The need to spark employee creativity has always been an issue with employees. Many employees may feel discouraged and not very creative if your office environment is not up twoo par. Making sure that your employees are comfortable, motivated, and creative is extremely important. This all begins with the […]

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April 8, 20212:43 pm
Ensuring a Fair Workplace during Vaccination: Q&A with Dr Low Kiang Wei, Medical Director for International SOS

Ensuring a Fair Workplace during Vaccination: Q&A with Dr Low Kiang Wei, Medical Director for International SOS

A global vaccination campaign to contain the spread of Coronavirus is underway, with more than 678 million vaccine doses have been administered worldwide. As vaccines become more accessible to the public, employers are considering whether to implement vaccination policies. A question arises whether business owners should require their employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of […]

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April 7, 20211:29 pm
Tourism First! Island of Phuket in Mass Vaccination Drive Ahead of the Rest of Thailand

Tourism First! Island of Phuket in Mass Vaccination Drive Ahead of the Rest of Thailand

In Thailand, it’s the all-important tourism sector that has jumped to the head of the COVID-19 vaccination line, with the country’s most popular resort island embarking on a mass inoculation programme two months ahead of the rest of the country. The island of Phuket aims to deliver shots to at least 460,000 people – most […]

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April 6, 20215:06 pm
Data of 30,000 People who Used e2i Services May Have Been Breached

Data of 30,000 People who Used e2i Services May Have Been Breached

A malware attack has occurred to e2i (Employment and Employability Institute), the job and training arm of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC). The malware attack, which happened on the mailbox of an employee at a third-party vendor, may have exposed the personal data of about 30,000 people who have used the company’s services. In […]

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April 6, 20214:45 pm