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Employer Plans for Return to a New Normal in Asia

As many countries around the world emerge from the first shock of the coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home restrictions slowly lift, many employers are quickly learning that returning to the workplace does not equal returning to life as it was pre-pandemic and is actually more complicated than locking-down. While employers look for ways to preserve their employees’ […]

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July 20, 20204:02 pm
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Getting Hired in Singapore’s Shrinking Internship Market

The coronavirus pandemic is decimating the jobs market. This can be seen not just from the retreat of highly paid jobs or even the painful retrenchments across various sectors. It can be seen from the disappearance of lowly paid internships. In normal times, most companies hire interns to provide working experience, get some low-level jobs done and […]

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July 16, 20203:17 pm
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Business Continuity Supports for Singapore Firms during the COVID-19 Pandemic

JustLogin, the award winning Human Resource (HR) cloud platform has been offering businesses up to 5 months free usage for their cloud-based HR apps, which includes their Payroll, Attendance, and Leave management modules, to help them tide through the COVID-19 outbreak. As a result of lockdowns being implemented in the wake of the pandemic, most […]

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June 29, 20205:53 pm
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MOM Launch New Rules to Ensure Fair Hiring Practices

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is introducing new rules to ensure fair employment practices. Under the new rules, employment agencies hiring candidates on behalf of employers are required to consider Singaporeans fairly for vacancies. The agencies will need to fulfil this and other new conditions in order to be licensed by from Oct 1, the […]

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June 23, 20203:45 pm
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Singapore’s Q1 Jobless Rate Highest in 10 Years

Latest data from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) revealed that the overall unemployment rate has increased from 2.3 percent in Q4 2019 to 2.4 percent in Q1 2020. Resident unemployment rate has also risen from 3.2 percent to 3.3 percent over the same period, while citizen unemployment inched up 0.2 percent to 3.5 percent. These […]

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June 16, 202012:45 pm
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What Just Happened? The Pandemic as an Opportunity to Learn

Had you asked me in January of this year what an HR Director gets up to, I would have told you the very sorts of things you would have expected to hear: in normal circumstances I worry about getting the best people for appropriate positions, keeping them, and seeing to it that they rise in […]

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June 14, 20208:53 am
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Low Salary at First Job Won’t Define Your Future Pay, Experts Say

Finding a good job with a good paycheck might be tough for fresh graduates during crisis. Even when finally landing a job, they often have to accept a low salary at their first jobs. The truth is, getting a low starting salary will not have a dampening effect on one’s pay throughout the rest of […]

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June 11, 20204:20 pm
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More National Attention on Employment for People with Disabilities, Suggest Halimah Yacob

Employment for persons with disabilities should be a national issue, instead of it being just an objective of welfare organisations and social service agencies, said President Halimah Yacob. In a post put up on her Facebook page on Wednesday (10 June), Halimah wrote that she hopes the newly-formed National Jobs Council will review how Singapore […]

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June 10, 20208:39 pm
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Graduates Need to Reskill and Adapt to Changes in Current Economic Uncertainty

Malaysian talents are expected to learn new skills and gain new knowledge amidst the soaring unemployment in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Putra Business School associate Prof Dr Ahmed Razman Abdul Latif, local graduates need to be cautious in charting their career path, especially during the current economic crisis made severe […]

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June 2, 20204:39 pm
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‘The Saddest Eid’. Coronavirus Cuts Lifeline for Indonesian Migrant Families

Since leaving his village in Indonesia to work abroad three decades ago, Wasito has never failed to send money home at Eid to support family in the world’s largest Muslim country. This year he cannot. Coronavirus lockdowns around the world have forced companies to cut jobs or wages, and migrant workers such as Wasito are particularly vulnerable […]

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May 25, 20203:16 pm