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Demands for FinTech Talent Remain Strong in Singapore: Report

Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) and PwC Singapore has jointly launched the FinTech Talent Survey 2019, which was undertaken to hear directly from the industry to better understand the issues faced by industry players with regard to shortfall in talent. The survey was launched at an event co-organised together with National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and […]

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August 19, 201910:44 am
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Singaporean Employers Eager to Hire Overseas Returnee, Citing Cross-Cultural Awareness as Key Advantage

A clear majority of employers in Singapore are eager to employ an overseas returnee in the coming year, and they cite ‘cross-cultural awareness’ to be the top benefit that returnee talent can bring to the table. These are few of the key findings in the 2019 Hays Overseas Returnee Report, which highlights overseas returnee recruiting […]

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August 14, 20199:51 am
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Majority Employees Want Employers to Invest More in Developing Digital Capabilities

In a world of work that is radically transformed by digitalisation, employers are finding it difficult to find talent with the right skills. 83 percent of respondents expect their employers to invest more in developing their digital capabilities to help them stay employable. Preparing the workforce for the future According to the latest Q2 2019 […]

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August 13, 201910:10 am
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Workers Prefer Being Replaced by Robots than Other People: Study

Generally speaking, most people find the idea of workers being replaced by robots or software worse than if the jobs are taken over by other workers. But when their own jobs are at stake, people would rather prefer to be replaced by robots than by another employee. That is the conclusion of a study by […]

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August 12, 201910:18 am
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More Education Sales Professionals Needed in the Face of Digital Transformation

As the education sector undergoes rapid digital transformation, sales personnel in the education industry will have to adapt and shift from traditional sales to a more digital-centric landscape which encompasses software and online sales, according to recruitment experts Hays. “While training courses and educational content will remain the core product, sales professionals must also understand […]

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August 9, 20199:19 am
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Mismatched Salary Expectations the Biggest Hurdle for Singapore’s Overseas Returnees: Report

Despite the willingness of overseas returnees to earn a salary equivalent to what they were earning abroad or even take a pay cut, employers in Singapore say that their biggest hurdle in securing this group of talent is a mismatch in salary expectations. These are a few of the key findings from the recently launched […]

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August 6, 20199:27 am
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Technology, Culture and Vision Combine to Increase Business Efficiency

A new research from Oracle and the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management has shown business efficiency increases by two thirds when the right technology is implemented alongside seven key factors. According to the research, many organisations have invested in the right technologies, but are lacking the culture, skills or behaviours necessary to truly […]

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August 5, 20199:18 am
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3 Out Of 5 Singaporeans Idle on Messaging Apps During Office Hours

While at work, 59 percent of respondents to the Michael Page Singapore Work Happy Survey 2019 said that they have ongoing conversations with friends and family via messaging apps on their mobile phone. However, it didn’t take up a large percentage of their day, as 91 percent spent less than one hour on personal matters while at […]

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July 29, 20199:42 am
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Leaders Should Discourage Workaholic Behaviour to Avoid Employee Burnout

Employers must help their workforce in achieving a more positive, balanced and healthy relationship with their work, as workaholic employees risk burnout, according to the CEO of Hays. The World Health Organization recently classified burnout as a legitimate medical diagnosis. According to the organisation’s handbook, symptoms can include feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased […]

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July 26, 20199:11 am
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9 in 10 Singaporeans Felt They Deserve More Annual Leave as Singapore Ranks as the 6th Most Vacation-Deprived Market Globally

Brand Expedia today released findings from its 2018 Vacation Deprivation® Study, which revealed that vacation deprivation is on the rise among full-time workers in Singapore. Over six in 10 Singaporeans (63 percent) said that they are deprived of vacations in 2018, up from 57 percent in 2017 and 41 percent in 2016, bumping Singapore up by one spot […]

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July 25, 20199:59 am