Careers & Training

Are Singapore companies guilty of ageism despite our greying population?
SINGAPORE (Apr 3): Companies in Singapore generally view mature workers as an asset although they may not have the right facilities to accommodate such employees, suggests a new survey conducted by PersolKelly. According to the recruitment firm’s 2019 Q1 APAC Workforce Insights report, nearly all (96%) Singapore-based respondents of the survey concurred there were benefits of working with ...
Mindfulness at work
Corporations are turning to age-old tools such as meditation to help staff improve focus, combat stress and sleep better. SINGAPORE (Mar 25): Everybody can meditate,” says Ishan Shivanand. “In today’s world,” he adds, “it is a necessity.” More than ever before, we live in a state of continuous partial attention, tethered to our gadgets, our minds flitting from office emails to ...
More than 250 jobs up for grabs at Startup Career Fair tomorrow
SINGAPORE (Mar 6): Singapore’s biggest Startup Career Fair happening on Thursday, Mar 7, will see more than 60 startups offerings more than 250 full-time, part-time, and internship positions. These positions hail from sectors such as IT, media, education technology, and in roles such as business development, marketing, sales, engineering, and more. The Startup Career Fair is expected to ...
Singapore's workforce faced with conservative salary increments; less likely to enjoy bonuses in 2019: Hays
SINGAPORE (Mar 5): Companies in Singapore are predicting conservative salary increases in the year ahead after a stagnant 2018, finds a recent research report by recruitment specialist Hays. Based on the findings of the Hays Asia Salary Guide 2019, 17% or almost one in five employees surveyed said they experienced no increase in their salaries over 2018 – higher than the city state’s ...
HRnetgroup out to nab China's workaholic job seekers
(Feb 27): In some quarters, a lack of work-life balance is not always a bad thing. HRnetgroup, Singapore’s biggest recruiter and human resources firm, is hoping that expanding services in China will help lift its share price that has sagged since an initial public offering two years ago. China’s headhunting market is booming, thanks to the willingness of job seekers to work seven days a ...
Here's how Singapore's organisations can retain their top talent
SINGAPORE (Feb 27): Fostering human connections is a significant factor in retaining employees who value job security, especially in Singapore. This is according to Mercer’s 2019 Global Talent Trends study, which surveys over 7,300 senior business executives, human resources (HR) leaders and employees from nine key industries across 16 geographies around the world. Based on its ...
Local talent can expect a 12-15% salary hike when switching jobs this year, says recruiter
SINGAPORE (Feb 20): In spite of government projects that suggest a slight drop in hiring growth this year, recruitment specialist Michael Page is expecting job growth to continue its steady momentum across 2019 due to talent shortages and high demand for niche talent, with a focus on fintech and e-payment roles. For 2019, the firm estimates jobseekers can look forward to ...
Middle managers may be overconfident in their ability to adapt to industry changes: EIU
SINGAPORE (Feb 12): Middle managers are aware of the changes coming to their industries, but they may be overconfident in their ability to adapt, according to a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The study, sponsored by Microsoft Philanthropies, surveyed middle managers from Singapore, Japan, Australia and South Korea across the retail, manufacturing and government ...
DBS partners SMU to launch sustainability programme
SINGAPORE (Feb 12): DBS and Singapore Management University (SMU) have partnered on a first-of-its-kind comprehensive initiative in Southeast Asia that focuses on promoting and growing sustainability. The DBS-SMU Sustainability Initiative includes the introduction of Singapore’s first sustainability major, as well as funding for sustainability research, scholarships, fellowships and ...
ST Logistics partners NTUC, NUS to drive skills-upgrading of local logistics workforce
SINGAPORE (Jan 31): ST Logistics has signed two company-to-institution memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with NTUC LearningHub and the National University Singapore as part of its aim to upskill Singapore’s logistics workforce. A signing ceremony was held between all three entities at Toll City today. The first MoU with NTUC LearningHub marks the start of skills-upgrading efforts between ...