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Companies in APAC Use Contingent Workforce to Fill Headcount Shortage

Companies across the Asia Pacific are relying on a contingent workforce to ensure that their business runs smoothly, a recent report by Persolkelly found. Among them, Indonesia is the highest adopter of a contingent workforce and the figure is expected to grow by 15% in the next two years. A contingent workforce includes short-term and fixed-term […]

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April 7, 20225:38 pm
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Higher Salary and Career Progression Key Drivers for Job Search among Indian Professionals

2022 has brought a new hope amongst professionals with markets slowly opening up again. To understand more about what the professionals of the rising workforce are looking forward to this year, apna.co, India’s largest professional networking platform conducted a study “Apna Bharat Back to Work” with more than 5000 professionals across Tier I and Tier […]

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March 30, 20226:18 pm
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Positive Outlook Towards Employment Opportunities in 2022: Report

Employers are ramping up hiring activities; the number of active job seekers is increasing, and a large section of employed talent is passively open to new opportunities as well. Flexible working arrangements and company culture are top priorities for employees, and employers and talent diverge in their expectations of salary increments. These are some of […]

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March 29, 20225:48 pm
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Amazon Singapore Introduces New Mental Health Support for Workers and Their Families

Amazon Singapore has just launched a new mental health benefits package that provides its employees and their families with personalized, convenient, and confidential mental health and well-being support. The new service provides holistic mental well-being support with services such as life coaching, legal and financial support, and mindfulness resources available in addition to the traditional […]

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March 24, 20224:09 pm
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Looking to Work in Singapore? Top Jobs And In-Demand Skills In 2022 Revealed

NTUC LearningHub’s recently launched Emerging Jobs and Skills Report has uncovered the top jobs which employers are looking to fill and the most in-demand skills across the board. The report included a survey of over 650 working professionals from Singapore in December 2021. The respondents include both employers and employees from across the six main […]

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March 16, 20224:29 pm
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Diversity Policies Have a Direct Impact on Career Progression: Survey

Recruitment agency Hays conducted a survey of nearly 1000 people in Asia to find out if diversity policies have an impact on career progression. 43% said it was a barrier at their organisation while 57% said it was not. Further homing in on survey responses in Singapore found that 45% of respondents believed diversity was […]

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March 11, 20225:03 pm
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Singapore Ranks 1# as the Most Liveable City for Expats

Singapore has remained the most liveable location in the world for expatriates from East Asia in 2022, despite seeing its overall liveability score decline. This was one of the findings from the latest Location Ratings survey published by global mobility experts, ECA International. “Singapore has remained the most liveable location in the world for overseas […]

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March 2, 20224:27 pm
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Tech Talents Continue to be the Highest Paid amongst Specializations in 2022: JobStreet

JobStreet recently launches its Salary Report 2022: The Big Review which shows a positive growth trajectory for Singapore’s job salaries across industries and specializations. According to the report, 49.9% of jobs in Singapore saw an increment in their salaries in Q1 – Q3 2021, compared to the same period in 2020. Among other countries surveyed […]

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February 24, 20222:33 pm
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4-Day Work Weeks, Is It Possible in Southeast Asia?

Important: The definition of a 4-day work week in the survey is a COMPRESSED, not REDUCED 4-day work week (i.e same total no. of hours per week). In this arrangement, an employee is expected to still work 40 hours/week (i.e. 10 hours/day), and will have 3 days off instead of the usual 2 every week. […]

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February 16, 202212:57 pm
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Insight: Perceptions of Job Hopping in Southeast Asia

The act of job hopping used to be an instant red flag for hiring managers in the past. One of the obvious drawbacks is that job hoppers can be a company’s biggest reason for higher hiring costs, as talents move from one role to another in a short time. But in 2022, does job hopping […]

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February 9, 20225:38 pm