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Close to One Third of Asia Pacific’s Remote and Firstline Workers are Facing Increased Burnout at Work: Microsoft Study

Workers in Asia Pacific are facing increased burnout due to lack of separation between work and personal life as well as worry of contracting COVID-19, according to Microsoft’s latest Work Trend Index report. On average, close to one third of workers in Asia Pacific cited increased rates of burnout over the past six months, with […]

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September 29, 20204:43 pm
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Singaporeans Expect Their Workplaces to Change for the Better after COVID-19

Almost two thirds of workers in Singapore (65%) expect their industry will change for the better after COVID-19 due to the changes being implemented in response to the pandemic, according to new research released from Qualtrics. This is one of the key findings from Qualtrics’ Work Different study, which draws upon insights from more than […]

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September 23, 20205:28 pm
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Workers See More Value in Employee Benefits during COVID Era: Survey

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic fallout, workers report a significant increase in the value they place on the benefits offered by their employers, including a double-digit increase in how likely they are to remain at a job based on non-health benefits such as retirement savings, disability insurance, life insurance and other tools […]

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September 22, 20204:29 pm
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‘Guilt’ Leading to Gender Gap in Japan During Pandemic, Here’s What We Can Do

Japan’s voluntary month-and-a-half shutdown of the economy in April due to COVID-19 has had a higher cost for women than men. A key reason: a “guilt gap” between women and men, where women often feel compelled to take on more professional sacrifices. Close to one million women—the majority of whom worked in temporary and part-time […]

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September 21, 20205:10 pm
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Local Firms Spending More on IT during Pandemic

As more employees are working from home due Covid-19, Singaporean firms are spending more on IT with greater emphasis on cyber-security measures and the use of remote collaboration tools. A study by Acronis found that out of 200 Singapore company representatives polled, more than 85 per cent saw increased IT costs due to disruptions arising […]

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September 14, 20205:14 pm
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IT Professionals Gained Confidence and Learn New Skills Amidst Pandemic

SolarWinds today announced the findings from its IT Pro Day 2020 survey: You Were Built for This. The survey results explore IT professionals’ journeys throughout COVID-19, how their responsibilities shifted in response to this unprecedented event, and how they envision the role of IT evolving in the future. The survey supports IT Professionals Day, which is observed on the […]

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September 9, 20205:34 pm
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COVID-19 Affecting the Mental Health of HR Leaders: Report

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to a standstill, engendering a multitude of far-reaching implications. Besides the economic fallout, it has also affected the mental health of hiring and HR decision-makers, a JobStreet online survey involving close to 700 hirers in Singapore finds. Since the onset of the pandemic, the proportion of employers happy […]

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September 7, 20204:37 pm
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Singaporeans Facing Frustration with Technical Issues While Working Remotely, But Wishing to Continue Work from Home

COVID-19 has sparked the world’s largest work from home movement. Amidst it all, technology underpins the success of remote work in today’s highly digital work environment. Yet, the switch to remote work has been challenging for more than half (52 per cent) of the professionals across the region in India, Japan, Singapore and South Korea. […]

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September 4, 20205:20 pm
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Employees Unhappy Returning to ‘Normal’ Working Life during COVID Era: Survey

Research on Covid-19 vaccine development is still in progress. The pandemic is far from over. While some countries are reporting more and more new cases everyday, some others are starting to adapt to the ‘new normal’. In the workplace setting, the government of APAC countries like Singapore and Malaysia has also lifted lockdowns and allowed […]

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September 2, 20201:53 pm
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9 in 10 APAC Workers Say No to ‘Normal’ Working Life: Survey

Skillsoft’s research shows Asia-Pacific workforce eager for ongoing flexibility and a focus on personal well-being in the post-COVID workplace  Nine in ten workers across APAC are against a return to ‘normal’ working life, according to a new study released on 1 September 2020 by Skillsoft, a leading global provider of digital learning, training, and talent solutions to […]

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September 2, 202010:04 am