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...
The latest MyExpatriate Market Pay survey published annually by ECA International, a human resources consultancy has revealed that expatriate pay packages in Singapore rose by US$ 13,163 in 2018 to a total of US$ 236,258, including an average cash salary of US$ 90,170. When...
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...