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How Do Big Tech Firms in Singapore and Elsewhere in Asia Recruit Their Staff?

Given the rapidly advancing tech industry, recruiting the right talent has never been a bigger priority for tech corporations in Singapore and other regions throughout Asia. Fortunately, Singapore’s tech talent pool is beginning to thrive thanks to the flexibility and innovation of tech corporations wanting to expand their teams. Although 85 percent of Singapore’s tech firms placed […]

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August 21, 201910:00 am
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7 Ways to Win at Employee Engagement – Without Spending a Dime!

When hiring a candidate, we generally assume that the person not only possesses the skills for the job but also engages to successfully complete the tasks the job calls for. With that assumption, ‘active engagement’ should have been a default state for all employees. The reality, however, could be far from that. Only one in three employees claim themselves to be engaged […]

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July 29, 201910:00 am
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Singapore Business vs. APAC: Exclusive Upskilling & Reskilling Insight with Raghav Gupta, Coursera Director

Personal development has always been a core selling point for businesses when it comes to attracting and retaining talents. Meanwhile, skill is the foundation of human productivity that is closely related to higher motivation, morale, and profit. A recent survey by Coursera revealed that the majority of the world, especially in APAC countries, is at […]

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August 22, 20191:05 pm
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Millennials Change Jobs Constantly to Seek the Best Employers

Millennials are opting to change their jobs constantly in meeting personal job life aspirations, said human resources solutions firm Randstad Sdn Bhd (Randstad Malaysia). Randstad Malaysia and Singapore managing director, Jaya Dass, said millennials’ fundamental motivation is survival, where job security is not the norm and will be meaningless in the next five to 10 […]

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August 22, 201911:08 am
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1 in 3 Workers Want their Companies to Offer Flexible Work Options

According to FlexJobs’ 8th annual survey, 30% of respondents have reported leaving a job because it did not offer flexible work options. 16% are currently looking for a new job because of flexibility issues. With this insight, it’s not surprising that 80% also said they would be more loyal to their employers if they had […]

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August 21, 201910:01 am
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Singapore to Gradually Raise Employment Age to 65 by 2030

Singapore will gradually raise its retirement age by three years to 65, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Sunday (Aug 18). The retirement age will rise to 63 in 2022 from the current retirement age of 62 and to 65 by 2030, Reuters reports. Singapore, which has the longest life expectancy at birth in […]

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August 20, 201910:59 am
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Demands for FinTech Talent Remain Strong in Singapore: Report

Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) and PwC Singapore has jointly launched the FinTech Talent Survey 2019, which was undertaken to hear directly from the industry to better understand the issues faced by industry players with regard to shortfall in talent. The survey was launched at an event co-organised together with National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and […]

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August 19, 201910:44 am
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More Support to Help NSFs Prepare for Employment or Studies

Singapore’s National servicemen (NSFs) can expect more support and resources to help them prepare for employment or further studies after the completion of their National Service (NS), Channel News Asia reports. More than 4,000 NSFs attended the Enhanced Career and Education Fair (ECEF) held at Suntec City Convention Centre. The quarterly fair is held as NSFs approach their […]

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August 16, 201910:17 am
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DBS Bank Develops New HR System to Predict Employee Resignation

Even before an employee at DBS Bank signals his intention to quit, the bank’s human resource system would already know, Straits Times reports. Its predictive algorithm analyses as many as 600 data points – from absenteeism, salary increases and rate of promotion to the birth of a child and training modules attended. And it does […]

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August 15, 201910:05 am
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Singaporean Employers Eager to Hire Overseas Returnee, Citing Cross-Cultural Awareness as Key Advantage

A clear majority of employers in Singapore are eager to employ an overseas returnee in the coming year, and they cite ‘cross-cultural awareness’ to be the top benefit that returnee talent can bring to the table. These are few of the key findings in the 2019 Hays Overseas Returnee Report, which highlights overseas returnee recruiting […]

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August 14, 20199:51 am