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Tafep: There’s been a 42% Increase of Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Complaints

The Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (Tafep) has noted a 42 percent increase of workplace discrimination or harassment complaints between April last year and March this year, compared with the same period in the previous year. According to the latest annual report issued by the Tripartite Alliance Limited on Wednesday (Oct 21), […]

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October 26, 20205:02 pm
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470,000 Lower-Income Workers to Receive Workfare Special Payment Payouts from Oct 28

Lower-income workers in Singapore can receive their Workfare Special Payment payouts from Oct 28, said the Ministry of Finance on Friday (Oct 23). A cash payout of S$3,000 will be disbursed for each eligible recipient. First announced by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat in the Resilience Budget, the payment aims to provide greater assurance […]

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October 23, 20204:49 pm
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LinkedIn Survey: More Leaders See Internal Hiring as Priority, Remote Work Becomes a Permanent Trend

Today, many businesses are on hiring freeze due to the global health crisis. At the same time, companies are looking for a way to engage and retain their top performers as best as possible. In this matter, talent acquisition should be shaped and transformed. LinkedIn has recently released its Future of Recruiting report, with 6 […]

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October 22, 20203:45 pm
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New Grad Job Offer Cancellations Hit Nine-year High in Japan amid Pandemic

Fresh graduates in Japan have to work harder to secure a job amidst the uncertain economic condition. Recently labor ministry reported that the number of new graduate’s job offers that have been canceled has topped 200 for the first time in nine years, as the nation’s economy continues to be battered by the COVID-19 virus. […]

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October 22, 20201:44 pm
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1 in 2 Employees Fear of Losing Their Jobs in the Next 12 Months

In an uncertain economic condition like today, more people are anxious about their future career. According to recent survey conducted by Ipsos, on behalf of the World Economic Forum, both pessimism and optimism are apparent among workers as the crisis has accelerated trends towards automation and the use of artificial intelligence. While particular jobs will […]

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October 20, 20204:55 pm
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140,000 Employers to Receive Jobs Support Scheme Payouts from Oct 29

Upcoming Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) payouts will be disbursed to about 140,000 employers in Singapore from Oct 29. Worth more than S$5.5 billion, the subsidy will be given to 1.9 million local companies. First announced by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat in February’s Budget, the JSS is a wage subsidy programme aimed to help […]

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October 20, 20201:22 pm
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Upskilling and Reskilling Scheme for 2,000 Malaysian Airline Staff

Employees working in the aviation industry who were affected by furlough can get help with the new upskilling and reskilling programme offered by Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG). Called as the MH EDGILE programme, the initiative will facilitate more than 2,000 employees, mainly pilot, cabin crew and other front-line community employees. The programme is to enable […]

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October 16, 20203:54 pm
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2 in 3 Singaporeans Learn Online to Reskill and Find New Jobs

As the national conversation on jobs and employability homes in on upskilling Singapore’s workforce, 66% of Singaporean adults are learning online to reskill and boost their chances of securing a job in a new field. Students (90%), the unemployed (86%), and entry-level executives (69%) are the most likely individuals to learn for this reason. These […]

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October 16, 202011:54 am
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Career Centres in Towns to Help Singaporeans Find Jobs: Manpower Minister

Jobseekers in Singapore will get help finding new jobs from the government. In Parliament yesterday, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said that at least eight satellite career centres are available in towns such as Jurong West, Sengkang and Woodlands. These career centres come under the new SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package introduced in May. Previously, Workers’ […]

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October 15, 20204:12 pm
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Small Businesses in Singapore Leveraged Govt’s Support to Survive the Crisis: Report

Xero, the global small business platform, today released a study investigating how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in key markets around the world have responded to COVID-19, revealing the challenges and resulting actions taken to reinvent themselves and thrive. The commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Xero, “The Next Chapter For Small […]

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October 15, 20203:01 pm