On March 2, the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) launched the SBF ManpowerConnect scheme as part of the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) temporary measure 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 months,...
NTUC LearningHub (NTUC LHUB) has announced the launch of training pathways for Self-Employed Persons (SEPs) to acquire new competencies amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. Each pathway provides a specific skill track that guides SEPs to proficiency into roles such as ‘COVID-19 Citizen Defender’, Healthcare Assistant, Java Developer and Security Officer.
As the global war for talent continues, creating and delivering a great employee experience in the workplace has become a key area of interest for business leaders globally, with eight out of 10 (79%) believing it has business impact -- yet less than a third (28%) are...
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...
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...
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...
JobStreet Malaysia announced the Laws of Attraction recruitment study on 21 April, incorporating data from more than 10,000 local candidates across over 25 industries. The study is especially timely for organisations seeking to build and retain teams that agilely combine skills and mindsets needed in the path...
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,...
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...
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...