The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has partnered with the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) on 25 February 2020 to introduce a temporary scheme to help companies in the manufacturing and services sectors better manage their manpower needs in view of the COVID-19 situation. For a period of six...
According to a DBS poll, manpower issues continue to challenge Singaporean SMEs. In such a lean environment, the additional consideration of employees’ National Service (NS) commitments may seem like an additional burden. However, Zingrill Pte. Ltd., commonly known as Seoul Garden Group Pte Ltd,...
As Singaporean businesses implement work-from-home arrangements as part of their business contingency plans, managers need to consider how to accommodate telecommuting arrangements without sacrificing productivity and team dynamics. Matthieu Imbert-Bouchard, Managing Director of Robert Half Singapore says that although managing a team of telecommuters with varied schedules...
Leading Edge Forum (LEF), a global cross-industry think-tank that supports client organisations and leaders for a tech-driven future, released a report which offers a new view into many different contemporary ways of working, proposing practices, habits, and spaces to inspire change within organizations. The...
Everyone knows people who are fun to be around. They're outgoing, positive and seem to make everyone around them better. Researchers call them "connectors," and a new study suggests they can help improve the work experience and ultimately reduce turnover when strategically hired and placed in certain group settings. And that effect...
Overcoming challenges is a crucial part of any C-suite role but these challenges can often seem like shifting goalposts at times of economic uncertainty, and technological and cultural change. Looking to the year ahead, new independent research by established recruitment consultancy Robert Half shows that Singaporean business leaders will...
With the enhanced Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG) which takes effect on 1 July 2019, companies can receive more support to transform their workforce. This was announced at the launch of SkillsFuture Festival today by Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Education & Ministry of Trade and Industry,...
According to a recent study by HubSpot Academy, an online training firm, 83 percent of employees in Singapore have considered taking an online course. The company surveyed 1,000 working professionals in Singapore. The survey also found that most have already taken the plunge, with...
WeWork unveiled Singapore findings from its 2019 Global Impact Report  that assesses WeWork’s economic ripple effect for people and businesses, neighborhoods, and cities in 75 cities around the world. WeWork is an American company that provides shared workspaces for technology startup subculture communities, and services for entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups, small...
Findings from screening company HireRight has revealed that background screening is on the rise across Asia Pacific (APAC). The study, which included an audit and analysis of checks conducted by the organisation across APAC in 2017 compared to 2018, noted a significant 17.7% increase in the total...