Back in the days of pre-COVID 19, the strategy to embed corporate culture in hallway and cafeteria discussions, meeting new people, and impromptu team meetings had long been encouraged. In fact, tech companies have advertised free food, informal dress codes, play areas, unwind zones, and other perks...
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,...
Despite the prominence of millennials in the workforce,  a recent study commissioned by Epicor and conducted by MORAR Consulting found that only 19% of distribution business leaders said recruiting millennials was a "fairly significant" or "major" focus for their organizations. At the same time,...
Deliveroo for Business (DfB), the corporate arm of Deliveroo, has revealed a growing trend among organisations in Singapore and Hong Kong turning to food delivery as they look for new ways to meet the emotional needs of employees working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Prudential Corporation Asia (Prudential) and HR Easily (HReasily) signed a partnership agreement on 4 May to offer Prudential's Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) customers across Asia access to HReasily's human resource (HR) and benefits management platform. This partnership with HReasily, established in Singapore in 2015, underscores...
GoBear, a financial services platform, has partnered with insurance company Chubb, to launch “Work From Home Care”. This new white-label insurance bundle offers protection against specific risks residents face while telecommuting during the COVID-19 outbreak. Work From Home Care offers a subscription to the...
Aon plc has released the results of a new global pulse survey focused on how companies are rethinking their human capital strategies in response to the humanitarian and economic impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The COVID-19 crisis has forced companies to evaluate employees...
Amid the economic impact due to COVID-19 and with layoffs expected to rise in the coming months, the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) has issued an advisory to all its member companies on responsible retrenchment practices. In line with the updated Tripartite Advisory on Managing Excess Manpower and...
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...
The SG Women in Tech movement (SGWIT), an initiative by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), industry, government and community partners to attract and develop girls and women in tech, celebrated its 1st  year of advancing diversity in the tech sector in Singapore. Over the past year,...