As companies pivot and transform their business models amid the pandemic, the skills gap has widened. In order to secure the right competencies required to drive transformation, two in three (67%) employers say they are willing to hire individuals with micro-credentials or industry certifications to close skills...
As we sail into 2021 and reflect on the year gone by, there are several key learnings that we can take with us from perhaps the biggest crises we have faced in our careers. The combined social, economic, and health crises due to the pandemic has stress-tested...
In a COVID-19 economy where companies and individuals are compelled to adapt and evolve in a world of disruption, the change in skills required to keep businesses viable is outpacing the talent available. This is evidenced by seven in 10 employers (72%) citing difficulty in filling vacant...
Microsoft and Generation, a global nonprofit founded by McKinsey & Co, are partnering Digital Industry Singapore (DISG), Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to upskill, place, and fill demand for tech-enabled jobs for up to 1,000 Singaporeans as part of the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package. Titled #GetReadySG, the...
Employees of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are progressively adapting to the new ways of working amidst the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic - however, to keep pace with these changes, employers must better support and safeguard employee wellbeing as we move into 2021.
Workers in Asia Pacific are facing increased burnout due to lack of separation between work and personal life as well as worry of contracting COVID-19, according to Microsoft's latest Work Trend Index report, focussing on employee wellbeing. On average, close to one third of workers in...
Businesses and organizations worldwide have experienced unprecedented seismic changes due to the 2020 global pandemic. As a result, there is an increased urgency to successfully identify the next generation of leaders and explore the essential skills needed to prepare them to steer businesses towards sustainability and success.
Trend Micro Incorporated released survey results earlier this year that show smart home devices and their apps represent a major weak link in the corporate cybersecurity chain as the lines between work and home life increasingly blur. Trend Micro's Head in the Clouds study surveyed more than...
A Deliveroo for Business (DfB), the corporate arm of Deliveroo, survey of 1,004 office workers in Singapore to uncover insights on their lunch break behaviours has revealed that almost half (49%) of respondents eat alone at work and are never fully switched off as they perform work...
Part of adjusting to the new normal involves how companies can continue to meet the evolving needs of their workforces whether they are in the office or working remotely. Even before the pandemic, studies showed that for every $1 invested in workplace adjustments centred on wellbeing, a company was...