Even before the COVID-19 pandemic brought seismic changes to the way we work, there has been a clear need for more efforts in reskilling and upskilling. Says Rayvan Ho, Founder and CEO of ACKTEC, a Singapore based edtech startup, “In 2019, only 17% of employees in Singapore...
Despite more than half of employers (52%) reporting insufficient employees with the right skill sets to achieve current business goals, not enough is being done to upskill or reskill employees. Only one third of employees (32%) agree or strongly agree that their company provide...
As Singapore moves into Phase 3, employees are beginning to think about life after the pandemic including the possibilities on how they can restructure their time outside of the traditional 9-to-5 work-week model. Nearly a year ago, non-essential employees were forced to work from...
Michael Page Singapore has launched the Talent Trends 2021 Report, with a keen eye on Singapore's job market. While hiring activities dipped 35% in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, 40% of employers cited their plans to increase headcount numbers this year - indicating an optimistic recovery path.
Under the aegis of the Singapore Business Federation, 29 Trade Associations and Chambers (TACs) under the TAC Alliance joined forces in a show of solidarity to collectively pledge support for a joint statement on fair hiring and employment practices.The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented time...
Here's What the Future of Workplace Training Looks Like with HR Analytics The past decade has seen human resources becoming even more employee-focused, doubling down on effectively retaining skilled employees. Across industries, workers remain the primary instrument to improving a company's long-term ROI.  That said, such heavy financial investment in employees...
Realising that business transformation in the post-COVID world is inevitable, companies are turning to AI platforms and technology to accelerate their transformation. Beyond digital payments and online retail, internal business processes are also being enhanced by new technology. One such company is CrimsonLogic which...
Despite two in five (61%) employers expressing a pessimistic outlook towards the current job market, 56% indicate that they have been recently hiring or intending to hire new talent to meet their current business goals. In particular, the top three functions employers have been...
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...