More Singaporeans see importance of digital, STEM skills at work: Survey

SINGAPORE (Aug 13): If Singaporeans could turn back time and be 18 years old again, a whopping 83% would focus on a field of study within the digital or online realm, according to a survey by HR services firm Randstad Singapore.

In addition, three-quarters of those surveyed say they would also have studied something in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The same percentage of respondents say they believe more students should focus on a career in STEM.

3 tech hurdles faced by Singapore's businesses despite being most digitally mature

SINGAPORE (April 16): Small and medium businesses (SMBs) in Singapore has emerged top among 14 Asia Pacific countries in Cisco’s APAC SMB Digital Maturity Index, but not without facing challenges in their digital transformation journeys.

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 an average salary increase of 12-15% when switching jobs in similar industries. 

Facebook opening new regional ops centres in Dublin & Singapore to 'protect elections'

SINGAPORE (Jan 29): Facebook says it plans to set up two new regional operations centres, focused on election integrity, at its offices in Singapore and Dublin to allow its global teams to better work across regions in the run-up to global elections in 2019.

Regulatory issues a key hurdle for Singapore firms eyeing international expansion, finds survey

SINGAPORE (Jan 15): Despite being “global natives” – companies which expand into international markets rapidly, often within the first year of their existence – Singapore’s online businesses appear the most pessimistic about their prospects overseas.

This is according to new research conducted by tech and e-payments solutions firm Stripe, which partnered VIGA research to survey over 9,000 founders and executives of online businesses across 15 international markets and more than 10 industries.

CapitaLand launches new retail concept store at Plaza Singapura

SINGAPORE (Nov 8): CapitaLand today announced the opening of NomadX: a double-storey, 11,000 sqft multi-label concept store at Plaza Singapura that puts forth “a new blend of physical and digital experience” with a combination of olfactory, audio-visual and other consumer experiences offered by its tenants.

NomadX incorporates short-term leases and “plug & play” retail units that are integrated with smart retail infrastructure with data analytics capabilities.

How Singtel plans to make lemonade out of lemons

SINGAPORE (July 13): Singapore Telecommunications’ regional associates have given investors some grief of late.

Airtel has been losing market share to Reliance Jio Infocomm, a new telco backed by Reliance Industries that has been driving down prices since entering the Indian market in 2016.

Jio has driven up data consumption in India from 239MB to 2.5GB a month on average, says Neil Shah, research director of devices and ecosystems at CounterPoint Research.

Hiring woes largely due to lack of online presence, suggests survey

SINGAPORE (July 4): Three in five (57%) of job applicants in Singapore would not apply for a position at a company if no information about its reputation as an employer was available online, finds a recent survey conducted by job site Indeed.

Singapore shares top spot in EIU's list of tech-ready countries for 2018-22

SINGAPORE (June 5): Singapore has emerged to top The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (The EIU) Technological Readiness Ranking for 2018-22 alongside Australia and Sweden, which are also ranked at No. 1.

The city state has moved up two places from No. 3 on The EIU’s ranking list for 2013-17, preceded by Sweden and Finland at first and second place, respectively.

How management accountants of today can avoid being replaced by tomorrow's technology: IMA

SINGAPORE (May 7): With technology evolving faster than many organisations can adapt, it is unsurprising that an increasing proportion of traditional accounting roles may soon be replaced by automation.

According to a recent study commissioned by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Institute of Management Accounts (IMA), among the 42% of management accounting professionals, those responsible for general accounting functions were the most concerned about the possibility of technology eliminating their jobs.

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