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HR Challenges around Personal Development & Employability

The world of work has undergone enormous changes in both nature of work and the emergence of new forms of work, which result from innovation, development of new knowledge, increased competition, and other factors. Today, work life is characterised by complexity, unpredictability, and insecurity, in which a principal challenge is to remain current with changes […]

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September 28, 202012:51 pm
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3 Recruitment Disciplines HR Need to Review

Objective and fair selection criteria should be consistently applied at all stages of the recruitment process. This will help ensure that the best candidate, assessed based on the candidate’s ability to perform a job, is recruited to fill the post. Staff involved in the recruitment process, including human resource staff, hiring managers, line supervisors and […]

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September 24, 202011:48 am
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Elevating Your Presence on Virtual Meetings with Phil Haynes, Head of Global Talent Acquisition at Zoom Video Communications

Meetings are now moving entirely online. As more and more workplaces transition to being remote, we need to learn how to navigate our daily tasks virtually. With video chats and conference calls becoming regular part of of work for most workers today, getting accustomed to video meeting tools is a vital necessity. In this occassion, […]

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September 17, 20205:20 pm
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Future Demands for Occupations & Skills: Report

Recent debates on the future of jobs have mainly focused on whether or not they are at risk of automation. Studies have generally minimised the potential effects of automation on job creation, and have tended to ignore other relevant trends, including globalisation, population aging, urbanisation, and the rise of the green economy.  On that note, […]

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September 17, 20201:25 pm
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3 Ways to Solve Skills Crisis at Your Organisation

Digital technologies are disrupting the business landscape. As technology opened the door to new ways of doing business, innovative operations and market strategies contributed to the blurring of industry boundaries and shifting of value chains. These dramatic transformations have had a profound effect on the types of workforce skills required by various industries.  IBM Institute […]

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September 16, 20201:33 pm
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Too Selective on Job Location and Poor Soft Skills among Reasons Graduates Fail to Land a Job

Being too selective on a particular location when looking for a job and having poor soft skills have been identified as among the reasons graduates in this country failed to secure a job. Human Resource Deputy Minister Awang Hashim said apart from that, failure to get information on the job vacancies that suited their qualifications […]

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September 15, 20205:54 pm
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Leadership and HR in The Digital Age: Q&A with Cheri Alexander, Faculty Member at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business

The rapid transformation of technology and digitalisation have dramatically changed the existing businesses and organisations alike. A prime challenge for leaders and human resources in this environment is how to maximise the use of technology to create an agile and competitive business while helping drive economic growth by instilling good employment practices. On this note, […]

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September 9, 202012:49 pm
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India Plans Extending World’s Biggest Jobs Program to Cities

India is considering extending its flagship jobs program in villages to workers in cities left unemployed by the pandemic-induced lockdowns, a government official said. The program, when approved, may be rolled out in smaller cities and initially cost about 350 billion rupees ($4.8 billion), said Sanjay Kumar, a joint secretary in the Ministry of Housing […]

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September 8, 20204:38 pm
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Companies Hiring New Local Workers Will Receive Incentives, Spore Govt Says

Singapore will support companies that hire new local workers in the next six months under a programme that’s aimed at boosting the domestic workforce during the pandemic. The government plans to disburse S$1bil (US$733mil) to encourage companies to “bring forward their hiring plans,” the manpower ministry said in a statement. The jobs must pay a […]

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September 7, 20204:48 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