Singapore executives best placed in the region to take on disruption

SINGAPORE (July 19): Executives in Singapore are the most confident among Asia Pacific (APAC) countries in their companies’ readiness to take on marketplace disruptions, shows the latest research from executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles.

The 2017 Heidrick & Struggles APAC survey was conducted among 558 executives from the APAC region to understand how organisations are preparing for and responding to market disruption. Some 32% of respondents were CEOs or board members, while the remaining 68% were other C-level executives.


More Singapore workers worry about skill obsolescence rather than layoffs

SINGAPORE (May 4): Singapore’s workers, known for being highly skilled, are well aware and confident of their market power. So much that the majority of employees may not even think twice about jumping ship given the opportunity, should they be displeased with their current work situation in any way.

Based on recent job placement and trend data in the 2017 Kelly Services and Capita Salary Guide, a majority 74% of workers in Singapore believe their skill sets and experience allow them to compete effectively with other job seekers.

Weaker global economic climates drive banks into ‘protect & control’ mode

SINGAPORE (March 23): Given the potential implications of Brexit and US president Donald Trump’s financial deregulation efforts, banks around the globe are facing a surge of global economic uncertainties this year.

As such, it is no surprise that banks around the globe have begun to shift their immediate priorities to a defensive “protect and control” mode as they focus on building an agile and sustainable business model for the future.

What drives dealmakers in global telecommunications?

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SINGAPORE (July 12): According to EY’s 14th biannual Telecommunications Global Capital Confidence Barometer report, 27% of global telco sector executives surveyed believe digitisation is the greatest disruptor to their core businesses.

Yet the risks resulting from digital disruption, along with changing consumer preferences, appear to be main drivers of steering the global telecommunications sector forward as executives are led to consider deals in adjacent and cross-sector markets.

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