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EWA (Earned Wage Access) Model to Radically Change SEA’s Payday Culture

EWA platforms are making their way into Southeast Asia (SEA). EWA model is predicted to solve employee’s long financial management problems by offering salary on demand. EWA platforms allow employees to withdraw their pay cheque without having to wait until payday. Generally, EWA platforms would front the money and then be reimbursed later by employers […]

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September 23, 20213:27 pm
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Workers with Skills Gaps Not Prioritised for Training Despite Prevalent Skills Mismatch: Report

As companies and workers transition into an endemic world, upskilling remains a key driver to build new capabilities and soar forward. According to business leaders, however, skills mismatch continues to be the most prevalent form of mismatches (63%). This is in comparison to experience mismatch (18%), wages mismatch (17%), and expectations mismatch (2%). Business leaders […]

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September 17, 20213:04 pm
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Top 25 Prospective Jobs without a College Degree

Looking for prospective job opportunities but do not have a college degree? Don’t get discouraged. The truth is, you do not always need a college degree to hit the job market and land a high-paying career. SkillPointe, a job platform that connects students and job seekers with rewarding careers, recently announced its first SkillPointe Job Score […]

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September 9, 20211:43 pm
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HR Managers Beware! 1 in 3 Jobseekers Lie in Their Resumes

A recent survey report commissioned by ResumeBuilder.com has shown a staggering finding: resume dishonesty is prevalent among candidates. Surveying 1,250 participants in the U.S., the report revealed roughly 1 in 3 (32 percent) candidates admit to lying on their resumes. Why do candidates lie? There are various reasons why job hunters fabricate their resumes. Aside […]

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September 8, 20214:18 pm
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Manulife Rolls Out ‘Fuel Up Fridays’ Well-being Initiative and Offers 5 Extra Personal Days in 2022

Work from home has been taking a toll on many employees’ mental health and companies are not shutting their eyes to this. As an effort to support the well-being of its global team, Manulife recently introduces a new initiative called “Fuel Up Fridays”. Set out to be effective on September 10th, the insurance company will […]

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September 2, 202112:55 pm
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Workers in Asia Pacific to See Higher Pay Rises in 2022: Survey

Pay rises are making a comeback, the latest survey commissioned by Willis Towers Watson finds. As businesses are recovering from the economic downturn during the pandemic, companies in the Asia Pacific (APAC) plan to give their employees larger rises next year. According to the Salary Budget Planning Report, markets in APAC will see the highest […]

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August 31, 20213:39 pm
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Singaporean Employers Urged to Adopt ‘Vaccinate or Regular Test’ Policy from October 1

All employers in Singapore are encouraged to implement a regime that requires either all their workers to get vaccinated or undergo regular tests if they refuse the vaccination, Tripartite Partners announced on Monday (Aug 23). Singapore’s vaccination rates are one of the highest in the world, but the Govt strives to optimize public resilience against […]

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August 26, 202112:23 pm
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APAC Business Travelers Eager to Restart Trips: Report

As more people are getting vaccinated and countries are reopening borders, business travelers in the Asia Pacific (APAC) are eager to resume their work trips. Respondents of recent new research commissioned by the SAP Concur mention that the current travel hiatus is hurting their careers − by impeding their business goals − and personal lives. […]

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August 24, 20214:08 pm
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Singapore Workers Confident of Having More Job Opportunities after Getting Vaccinated: Report

Fifty-eight percent of local respondents are confident that they will have more job opportunities to consider in the later half of this year. Randstad recently released the results of their H1 2021 Workmonitor survey in Singapore. The bi-annual survey highlights the workforce’s latest sentiments and perceptions of the local job market. More than 3 in […]

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August 18, 202110:14 am
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Older Workers See Higher Job Stability but Lack of Career Growth

Older workers are less confident than their younger counterparts towards job prospects and career growth, according to survey data from a study by the ADP Research Institute, People at Work 2021: A Global Workforce View. The data also indicates employer inertia towards providing upskilling opportunities for experienced workers, which could inhibit them in future-proofing their […]

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August 9, 20215:12 pm