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Too Old to Learn Coding? Not in Singapore

Most 65-year-olds would be looking to wind down their careers as they hit retirement. But in Singapore, which has one of the highest life expectancies in the world at nearly 85 years and where the government soon plans to raise the retirement age, workers are being pushed to learn new skills to stay productive. Valerie […]

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September 16, 201910:21 am
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Job Seekers Don’t Trust Companies with No Employer Reputation Online, Study Finds

A survey by Indeed, the world’s no.1 job site, reveals 71 percent job seekers would not apply to a position if there was no information about a company’s employer reputation online. A vast majority (97 percent) of job seekers in India deem it essential to have insight into a company’s employer reputation when they are […]

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September 13, 201911:23 am
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How to Help Nurture and Retain Your Employees

Employee happiness and satisfaction has morphed from a soft issue for most results-focused businesses into a fundamental factor for all. Various studies have revealed the importance of businesses retaining their employees, with statistics showcasing the cost to replace an employee as well as the general disgruntlement with peoples’ work life. To make matters worse, in […]

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September 13, 201911:02 am
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Talent Mismatch in Singapore Declines in Both Tech Sector and Broader Labour Market

Job site Indeed today revealed that Singapore’s talent mismatch has fallen by 8 percent over the past four years, from 44 percent in January 2015 to 36 percent in May 2019. The results indicates Singapore’s strong economy in which both employers and job seekers have adjusted to the evolving jobs landscape. A mismatch in the […]

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September 11, 20199:32 am
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Online Tutoring Boosts Demand for Teaching Opportunities

India is seeing a growing demands for teachers. Growth in searches for teaching jobs has jumped 40 percent in 2018-19, recent data from jobsite Indeed revealed. The impressive increase could be attributed to the development of digital media which has opened avenues to new roles such as online tutors and e-educators, Indeed said in a […]

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September 5, 201910:07 am
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Overseas Returnees Return to Singapore for Familial Reasons, But Satisfaction Levels at Work Not High

Singapore’s repatriated talent who have worked or studied abroad have returned to be closer to their families. However, satisfaction levels in their current roles leave much to be desired, according to recruitment experts Hays. These are few of the key findings in the 2019 Hays Overseas Returnee Report, which highlights overseas returnee recruiting trends based […]

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September 2, 201910:45 am
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Demand for Tech Jobs in Singapore Rose 20% Over Last Year

The demand for tech jobs in Singapore was noted to see a growth of 20 percent in the past 12 months, recent report by recruiting firm Michael Page found. Salary Benchmark 2019 report noted that while there is a high demand in Singapore for those specialised in e-commerce, digital marketing and data science, talents with […]

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August 28, 201910:22 am
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‘Human Touch’ Remains Essential to Candidate Experience: Study

Despite ongoing technology enhancements in the talent acquisition industry, recruiters and candidates agree that an informed, responsive recruiter is critical to creating a positive candidate experience and to finding the best person for the job. That according to two new global surveys – one of candidates and one of talent acquisition professionals – by Korn […]

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August 27, 201911:41 am
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1 in 2 Young Singaporeans Aspire to be Entrepreneur

Talent investor Entrepreneur First recently released the results of a global study investigating the perceptions towards ambition and motivations for entrepreneurship amongst Generation Z individuals (18-to 30-year-olds). Conducted in six markets – Singapore, the United Kingdom (UK), Germany, France, Hong Kong and India – the survey found that many respondents hold positive views of entrepreneurship […]

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August 26, 201910:20 am
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Millennials Change Jobs Constantly to Seek the Best Employers

Millennials are opting to change their jobs constantly in meeting personal job life aspirations, said human resources solutions firm Randstad Sdn Bhd (Randstad Malaysia). Randstad Malaysia and Singapore managing director, Jaya Dass, said millennials’ fundamental motivation is survival, where job security is not the norm and will be meaningless in the next five to 10 […]

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August 22, 201911:08 am