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Rethinking HR’s Role in the Age of Remote Work

More and more companies are now starting to exploit their remote research effectively. With improved processing capacity and greater networking, remote research can be done smoothly nowadays. The fact is that companies no longer have to restrict their recruiting activities to their area alone. Nevertheless, it may still be very challenging to handle, as good […]

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May 22, 202010:03 am
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HR Workshop: Terminating with Compassion

For most HR leaders and managers, making layoff decisions is the most difficult part of their role. Letting employees go during normal times is tough, but amidst the COVID-19 crisis, the task becomes much more daunting and emotionally overwhelming.

Layoffs do not only affect workers. Business leaders also experience guilt and stress of having to be the one who delivers the news. While your heart goes to the people, you have responsibility to keep the organisation surviving. The point is to handle the termination conversation with care and understanding, such that employees know you are there for them, even if the business relationship is ending.

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June 6, 20203:32 pm
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Working From Home: 4 Fun Activities to Break Up the Day 

If you work from home, you are well aware of the advantages it provides. There’s no risk of being stuck in traffic or late for the train. You can jump out of bed, switch on the computer, and be doing your job within a matter of minutes. You have the opportunity to work a flexible […]

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June 6, 20206:25 pm
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3 Workplaces Forced to Shut Operations for Not Adhering to Safe Management Measures

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has ordered three workplaces in Singapore to stop operations due to its failure in meeting safe management measures to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission at work. As businesses in the country are resuming operations following the circuit breaker protocol lifted on Monday (Jun 1), the government strictly encouraged workplaces […]

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June 5, 20205:21 pm
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Singapore Warns of ‘Urgent’ Job Loss Challenge in Year Ahead

One of Singapore’s top political leaders said the city-state faces a “major and urgent challenge” in the next six months to a year, warning of more job losses ahead amid the coronavirus outbreak. The comments from Tharman Shanmugaratnam came after he chaired the first meeting for a council that included business groups and government leaders […]

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June 5, 20203:13 pm
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Three Steps to Improving Your IT Department’s Communication Skills

By Patrick Hubbard, Head Geek™, SolarWinds The stereotype of IT workers spending their working days secluded in a small dark room in the distant corner of the office may have evolved over the years, but communication and interpersonal skills are still rarely seen as key attributes for the modern IT pro. However, all that is […]

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June 5, 202012:39 pm
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Imprisonment and Fine for Employers who Abuse Jobs Support Scheme to Get Higher Payouts

None should be taking an advantage of today’s tough situation. The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (Iras) has warned employers not to abuse the Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) to obtain higher payouts. If they do, they would be charged under the Penal Code and face up to 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine. “It is […]

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June 4, 20205:05 pm
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Virtual Wellness: Ways to Keep Employees Engaged During the Pandemic with Lucy Bennett-Baggs, Founder & CEO of Just Challenge

The sudden shift to the “new normal” creates a new level of complexity for employers and HR leaders when it comes to taking care of employees’ wellbeing. Studies have found that these feelings of struggle and stress are not signs that ones are unwell or ‘broken,’ but they are signs that something important needs attention. […]

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June 4, 20202:29 pm
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Sansan Takes Business Card Exchange Online

Sansan Inc. (Sansan), a Japanese provider of cloud-based contact management solutions for corporations, today announced that it is adding a virtual business card exchange function to its suite of offerings and introducing ‘Sansan Virtual Cards’. Sansan’s IPO on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was Japan’s biggest IPO of 2019 and it seeks to continue its strong momentum as well […]

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June 4, 202010:00 am
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Here’s What Singapore’s Cautious Return to Work Will Look Like

Bloomberg – Mostly empty offices, staggered work hours, face shields and contact tracing — that’s what Singapore’s cautious return to work will look like under the watchful gaze of the hub’s financial regulator. Banks will start the slow process of returning employees to the office on Tuesday, when the government begins to reopen the economy. […]

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June 3, 20205:28 pm
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4 in 5 Workers Globally Demand New Skills Training from Employers

The leading enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company, UiPath, surveyed office workers from around the world and uncovered that nearly half worry they will be out of a job within five years because their skills will be outdated. Because of this, 86 percent of respondents say they wish their employer offered opportunities to acquire […]

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June 3, 20203:07 pm
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Graduates Need to Reskill and Adapt to Changes in Current Economic Uncertainty

Malaysian talents are expected to learn new skills and gain new knowledge amidst the soaring unemployment in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Putra Business School associate Prof Dr Ahmed Razman Abdul Latif, local graduates need to be cautious in charting their career path, especially during the current economic crisis made severe […]

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June 2, 20204:39 pm
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Singapore is Looking to Hire 1,000 Digital Ambassadors

Keen to work digitally? Singapore government is opening 1,000 job vacancies as digital ambassadors this month. Come under the new SG Digital Office (SDO) that was announced on Sunday (May 31), talents interested in this role will be hired under a one-year temporary contract, as indicated on the Careers @ Gov website. As reported by The Strait […]

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June 2, 20203:47 pm