The Fair Tenancy Pro Tem Committee was formed in June 2020 to strengthen collaboration between landlords and tenants, with the intent to address long-standing tenancy issues for the retail, food & beverage (F&B), and lifestyle sectors, and establish industry norms on tenancy practices and terms.Chaired by Mr...
Since the start of the pandemic, workforce competencies have had to evolve, resulting in the increasing importance for adaptive skills in the workplace. In particular, more employers say that Effective Communication is key to business viability, making it the increasingly most sought-after skill (voted...
Salesforce and the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), have announced the 120 successful recipients of the Salesforce Small Business Relief Grants Programme. Each recipient will receive a one-off cash grant of S$8,000 to address their immediate cash flow needs, preserve jobs, and embark on initiatives during this challenging...
Earlier this year, EngageRocket, in collaboration with the Institute for HR Professionals (IHRP) and the Singapore HR Institute (SHRI), launched the National Employee Experience Transformation (NEXT) programme for Singaporean companies to tap into people analytics to improve employee well-being and experience. Since its launch...
Malaysian small businesses made greater use of digital technologies in response to COVID-19, with 40 per cent increasing their focus on online sales in the past 12 months. This finding comes from a new regional small business survey by global professional accounting organisation CPA Australia.
The Economist Events hosted its inaugural Technology for Change Week Asia virtually on March 8th-12th 2021. The event brought together more than 70 cross-industry expert speakers and 1,800 delegates from both private and public sectors to discuss how technology and data-driven solutions can ensure that no adult or...
With COVID-19 battering bottom lines in 2020, a positive lesson has come to the fore for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking to improve their business profitability. In the UOB SME Outlook 2021 Study, it was found that two in five SMEs (41 per...
New precinct-level digital initiatives and an SME Centre have been launched to help Chinatown businesses grow their business by attracting more visitors, with dedicated efforts to target the younger and digitally-savvy crowd. New Digital Initiatives COVID-19 has impacted Singapore’s tourism businesses...
A new public-private trial to test the use of autonomous robots in providing on-demand deliveries is underway in Punggol. The trial will pave the way for wider use of autonomous robot “couriers” in making on-demand deliveries to consumers. Consumers will enjoy more convenience and...
The pandemic's work-from-home reality resulted in an unprecedented change for organisations as they fought to defend exponentially greater attack surfaces from cybercriminals armed with powerful cloud-based tools, cloud storage and endless targets. As working environments evolved, so did the methods of threat actors and...