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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...