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How To Boost Recruitment In 2020

How To Boost Recruitment In 2020

Lots of businesses have lost employees and faced a need to scale down as a result of the events of 2020. Indeed, our July report on ‘LinkedIn to Slash 960 Jobs Worldwide as Coronavirus Battered Recruitment Industry’ spoke to this problem in two ways. First, LinkedIn has become a prominent example of a major company forced to […]

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August 11, 20203:25 pm
Agile Workforce Key to Business Survival during Crisis

Agile Workforce Key to Business Survival during Crisis

Aon plc has released the results of a new global pulse survey focused on how companies are rethinking their human capital strategies in response to the humanitarian and economic impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The COVID-19 crisis has forced companies to evaluate employees beyond their current roles and look closely at employee potential, […]

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September 24, 20205:19 pm
Singaporeans Expect Their Workplaces to Change for the Better after COVID-19

Singaporeans Expect Their Workplaces to Change for the Better after COVID-19

Almost two thirds of workers in Singapore (65%) expect their industry will change for the better after COVID-19 due to the changes being implemented in response to the pandemic, according to new research released from Qualtrics. This is one of the key findings from Qualtrics’ Work Different study, which draws upon insights from more than […]

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September 23, 20205:28 pm
Workers See More Value in Employee Benefits during COVID Era: Survey

Workers See More Value in Employee Benefits during COVID Era: Survey

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic fallout, workers report a significant increase in the value they place on the benefits offered by their employers, including a double-digit increase in how likely they are to remain at a job based on non-health benefits such as retirement savings, disability insurance, life insurance and other tools […]

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September 22, 20204:29 pm
‘Guilt’ Leading to Gender Gap in Japan During Pandemic, Here’s What We Can Do

‘Guilt’ Leading to Gender Gap in Japan During Pandemic, Here’s What We Can Do

Japan’s voluntary month-and-a-half shutdown of the economy in April due to COVID-19 has had a higher cost for women than men. A key reason: a “guilt gap” between women and men, where women often feel compelled to take on more professional sacrifices. Close to one million women—the majority of whom worked in temporary and part-time […]

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September 21, 20205:10 pm
Coronavirus Effect: Japanese Firms Offer Voluntary Early Retirement

Coronavirus Effect: Japanese Firms Offer Voluntary Early Retirement

Sixty listed companies in Japan have offered voluntary early retirement for a total of 10,100 employees so far this year, a private credit research agency has said. This compares against 35 companies for 11,351 employees in full 2019, according to Tokyo Shoko Research Ltd. The data released on Tuesday suggest that many Japanese companies are […]

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September 18, 20205:40 pm
Elevating Your Presence on Virtual Meetings with Phil Haynes, Head of Global Talent Acquisition at Zoom Video Communications

Elevating Your Presence on Virtual Meetings with Phil Haynes, Head of Global Talent Acquisition at Zoom Video Communications

Meetings are now moving entirely online. As more and more workplaces transition to being remote, we need to learn how to navigate our daily tasks virtually. With video chats and conference calls becoming regular part of of work for most workers today, getting accustomed to video meeting tools is a vital necessity. In this occassion, […]

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September 17, 20205:20 pm
Singapore Grapples With Coronavirus in Migrant Workers’ Dormitories

Singapore Grapples With Coronavirus in Migrant Workers’ Dormitories

Singapore is battling new clusters of coronavirus infections in migrant dormitories that had won the all-clear from authorities, highlighting the difficulty of stamping out the disease, even in a closely monitored population. As the wealthy city-state tumbled into recession, officials facing intense pressure to revive the economy are opting for limited isolation measures rather than […]

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September 16, 20205:22 pm
COVID-19 & The International Business Expansion Plans: Interview with Lee Quane, Regional Director Asia at ECA International

COVID-19 & The International Business Expansion Plans: Interview with Lee Quane, Regional Director Asia at ECA International

COVID-19 has brought global economic instability at varying degrees. Singapore’s government announced that the nation’s economy is expected to shrink to more than 7 percent in 2020. The economic downturn has also affected international business expansion plans. Not only that, many business leaders are expected to make hard decisions when it comes to managing overseas […]

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September 16, 20201:19 pm
Too Selective on Job Location and Poor Soft Skills among Reasons Graduates Fail to Land a Job

Too Selective on Job Location and Poor Soft Skills among Reasons Graduates Fail to Land a Job

Being too selective on a particular location when looking for a job and having poor soft skills have been identified as among the reasons graduates in this country failed to secure a job. Human Resource Deputy Minister Awang Hashim said apart from that, failure to get information on the job vacancies that suited their qualifications […]

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September 15, 20205:54 pm
Local Firms Spending More on IT during Pandemic

Local Firms Spending More on IT during Pandemic

As more employees are working from home due Covid-19, Singaporean firms are spending more on IT with greater emphasis on cyber-security measures and the use of remote collaboration tools. A study by Acronis found that out of 200 Singapore company representatives polled, more than 85 per cent saw increased IT costs due to disruptions arising […]

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September 14, 20205:14 pm