Singapore retains its leading position in Asia Pacific for the sixth consecutive year in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2019, announced during GTCI’s Asia Launch event at the INSEAD Asia campus in Singapore. Produced in partnership with The Adecco Group and Tata Communications, the GTCI...
Deskera, Asia's cloud-based platform, is collaborating with the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) to develop future-ready manpower to help SMEs rise to the digitalisation challenge and raise productivity. As part of this co-operation, ITE students and staff will be trained to acquire digitalisation skills using Deskera's cloud-based...
According to HR consulting firm Mercer’s 2019 Global Talent Trendsstudy, nearly all (94%) of executives in Singapore predict significant disruption in the next three years, compared to 25% in 2018. As executives focus on making their organizations “future-fit”, significant human capital risks – including...
The National Trades Union Congress' (NTUC) Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) has launched a closed portal for heads of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with modules specifically tailored for business owners and directors. The portal is part of the existing platform U Leap, or...
A survey by recruitment firm CareerBuilder Singapore titled The Employer of Choice Survey 2018 has revealed that an increasing number of Singapore jobseekers are expressing interest in working for a startup. About 69 per cent of respondents are keen to do so - up from 59 per...
In a first-of-its kind partnership, Southeast Asian eCommerce company Lazada Group is partnering with higher education institutes and data analytics experts to jointly develop online and offline training courses for entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to become more efficient and cash in on the ecommerce boom. Launched in 2012, Lazada is...
The last couple of years has seen increased focus among government & policymakers to ramp up Singapore's indigenous productive capabilities, especially those of its small and medium businesses (SMEs). In a report released in 2010, the Economic Strategies Committee (ESC) - a government committee set up to provide strategic direction for the...
In a first for Singapore, a shared small batch food manufacturing facility being set up by Enterprise Singapore, JTC and Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) aims to fill a gap in the market for small batch production. Small and medium food manufacturers often face hurdles such as a lack of facilities, costly equipment,...
Small and medium enterprises are often daunted by the costs of developing workplace learning capabilities. A new centre is aiming to build best practices in workplace learning amongst SMEs in Singapore by bridging the gap between jobs and skills. Over 1,000 companies, particularly smaller enterprises, will be benefited by the centre. Grants...