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Cisco Ranked First in the 25 World’s Best Workplaces Survey

This year’s ranking of the 25 World’s Best Workplaces has been published by leading global workplace culture authority Great Place to Work®, in partnership with Fortune. For the first time, tech giant Cisco tops the list, replacing Salesforce which drops to No. 3, and global hospitality giant Hilton taking second place. Michael C. Bush, the […]

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November 13, 20192:04 pm
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Trade Pacts Have Created More Jobs for PMETs in Singapore

Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said on Saturday (Nov 9) that the Singapore-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) does not grant Indian nationals unconditional access into Singapore or immigration privileges. Claims that the bilateral agreement has cost job opportunities for Singaporeans aim to stoke fears in times of economic uncertainties, said Mr Chan […]

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November 12, 20192:57 pm
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Zebra Technologies Works with Singapore Polytechnic to Groom Skilled Talents and Support Singapore’s Advanced Manufacturing Global Hub Vision

Three-year MOU prepares Singapore students for Advanced Manufacturing era through industry-relevant and experiential learning Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, announced the signing of a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Singapore Polytechnic on Nov 6th, 2019. The MOU […]

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November 12, 20199:56 am
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Real Salary Increases in Singapore Forecasted to be Lower in 2020, But Remains Among the World’s Highest

The average real salary increase for workers in Singapore is forecasted to be 3.0 percent above inflation in 2020, a slight drop from the 3.3 percent increase that was seen in 2019. Despite a nominal increase of 4.0 percent, employees will see an average increase of 3.0 percent after factoring in the predicted inflation of […]

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November 11, 20195:04 pm
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Indian Start-ups Can Potentially Create 12.5 Lakh Direct Jobs by 2025: Report

India’s start-up ecosystem has the potential to create up to 12.5 lakh direct jobs by 2025, from 3.9-4.3 lakh direct jobs in 2019, according to a new report from industry body National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom). The number of indirect jobs created by the start-up ecosystem in India can jump to 39-44 […]

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November 8, 20191:51 pm
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NTUC to Raise Retirement, Re-Employment Ages Ahead of National Schedule

The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) said on Friday (Nov 8) it will begin raising its retirement and re-employment ages to 63 and 68 respectively from January 2021, one-and-a-half years ahead of the national schedule. The raising of the retirement and re-employment ages will involve those in NTUC’s Administration and Research Unit first, before being […]

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November 8, 20191:38 pm
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Indian Workers to See 10% Pay Hike Next Year, the Highest in APAC

Salaries in India are projected to rise by 10 percent in 2020, the highest in the Asia Pacific region, with countries like China, Hong Kong and Singapore trailing. The salary hike is expected to be a little higher than 9.9 percent in 2019, says the latest Q3 Salary Budget Planning Survey Report released by Willis […]

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November 7, 20195:28 pm
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Microsoft Japan’s Four-day Work Week Trial Boosted Productivity by 40%

Microsoft tested out a four-day work week in its Japan offices and found as a result employees were not only happier – but significantly more productive. For the month of August, Microsoft Japan experimented with a new project called Work-Life Choice Challenge Summer 2019, giving its entire 2,300-person workforce five Fridays off in a row […]

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November 7, 20194:06 pm
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Job Vacancies Not Filled Because Graduates Being Too Choosy

Graduates being too choosy in applying for jobs and universities offering courses that are not needed by the industry, are among factors resulting in over 600,000 job vacancies not filled, Higher Education deputy director-general Prof Dr Mohd Cairul Iqbal Mohd Amin said. Another reason, he said, was the poor response, especially among the young people, […]

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November 6, 20195:13 pm
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Singaporean Activist Leads Anti-Immigration Rally as Vote Looms

Some 300 to 400 Singaporeans on Sunday held a rare rally in a park against the government’s immigration policies, a hot button issue likely to figure in a parliamentary election expected in the first half of next year. The People’s Action Party (PAP), which has ruled since independence in 1965, suffered its worst showing ever […]

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November 4, 201911:41 am