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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
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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
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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
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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
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Volvo Cars Offer 6 Months of Paid Parental Leave

Volvo Cars is committed to up its game in improving gender equality. The Swedish automaker said on Tuesday (March 30) that it will give its 40,000 employees worldwide the right to six months of paid parental leave. As of April 1, employees who have worked for the carmaker for at least one year will be […]

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April 5, 20214:23 pm
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Not All Workers Feel Safe Returning to the Office, Survey Finds

Earlier this year, EngageRocket, in collaboration with the Institute for HR Professionals (IHRP) and the Singapore HR Institute (SHRI), has launched the National Employee Experience Transformation (NEXT) programme for Singaporean companies to tap into people analytics to improve employee well-being and experience. Since its launch on March 17, 2021, over 130,000 responses from thousands of […]

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March 29, 20215:07 pm
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More Employees Can Return to the Workplace from April 5

Vaccination is underway and Singapore is set to ease its COVID-19 measures that have been applied for months. At a press conference on Wednesday (Mar 24), co-chair of the COVID-19 multi-ministry task force Lawrence Wong announced that the country will shift from working-from-home as a default mode to a more flexible and hybrid way of […]

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March 29, 20214:07 pm
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Japan Aims to Raise Minimum Salary to 1,000 Yen

Japanese policymakers are stepping up calls to raise the country’s minimum wage as part of a strategy to ensure households can boost consumption and revitalise the economy when COVID-19 curbs are removed and vaccines are rolled out. Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Wednesday it was hard to reenergize the economy with monetary easing alone, […]

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March 26, 20214:11 pm
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The Pandemic Has Amplified Widespread Ageism, Said UN

Ageism is widespread worldwide and stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination based on age have only been amplified by the Covid-19 pandemic, the United Nations has said. The coronavirus crisis has wreaked a devastating toll on older people, and solidarity between the generations will be crucial to the global recovery, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. In a […]

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March 25, 20212:36 pm
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No Zoom Calls on Fridays to Beat Remote Working Stress, Citigroup Says

In a move to combat fatigue triggered by remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic, Citigroup Inc has declared “Zoom-Free Fridays” and encouraged employees to limit calls outside work hours. While Wall Street is known for its tough work culture, the remote working during the pandemic has been particularly gruelling for most employees, taking enormous toll […]

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March 24, 20213:52 pm