Singapore's middle-market companies among world's most optimistic & ambitious: EY

SINGAPORE (July 25): Middle-market executives in Singapore are especially optimistic about business conditions and opportunities when compared to their global peers, according to the findings of the annual EY Growth Barometer.

Out of the 2,766 middle-market executives surveyed globally, 39% of the 103 respondents from Singapore said they were targeting double-digit growth, significantly outpacing the global average growth rate of just 6%.

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 among hardest hit by global talent crisis with drivers, sales reps most in demand

SINGAPORE (July 2): The Asia Pacific region is suffering the most acutely as global talent shortage approaches a 12-year high, according to the ManpowerGroup 2018 Talent Shortage Survey.

Out of the top 10 worst-affected markets in the survey, Japan tops the regional list at 89% followed by Taiwan and Hong Kong at 78% and 76%, respectively, and Singapore on par with India at 56% each.

Keong Hong foresees ongoing projects to be unaffected by MOM foreign worker hiring freeze

SINGAPORE (June 5): Keong Hong Holdings says it has taken “immediate corrective actions” to prevent further infringements of Ministry of Manpower (MOM) regulations regarding workers’ accommodation.

Keong Hong’s wholly-owned subsidiary Keong Hong Construction was recently fined $352,500 for housing foreign workers in overcrowded living conditions at a Construction Temporary Quarters (CTQ) in March 2017.

The construction company has also been barred from recruiting new foreign workers until 31 May, 2020.

Singapore has fintech dreams, but it’s short on tech talent

SINGAPORE (May 30): Singapore’s goal of becoming a high-tech financial hub are running into real-world problems of labor supply and demand.

JPMorgan looks beyond finance to hire tech, math grads in Asia

(Mar 28): JPMorgan Chase & Co. is hiring more engineering, neuroscience and psychology graduates across Asia-Pacific, diversifying away from students with finance backgrounds as it seeks to adapt its workforce to the region’s fast-changing economies.

Singapore employment doubled in 2017 as foreign hires continue decline: MOM

SINGAPORE (Mar 15): In line with the pickup in economic activity, Singapore’s local labour market showed marked improvement over 2017, with growth in local employment and a decline in the annual unemployment rate when compared to a year ago.

Based on the latest figures released by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) total employment excluding foreign domestic workers (FDW) declined by 10,700 in total over 2017.

Retaining the right talent is just as important as hiring them. Here's why

SINGAPORE (Feb 20): In view of a more buoyant economic outlook for Singapore and the continued skills shortage, recruitment specialist Hays is advising employers to not neglect employee retention as they seek to hire more talent for their business growth.

According to the 2018 Hays Asia Salary guide, which surveys more than 3,000 organisations in five key Asian countries including Singapore, up-skilling employees is the most popular way of combating skill shortages.

Top 10 hiring trends in Singapore for 2018, according to Hays

SINGAPORE (Dec 6): Hays Singapore has published a list of what it foresees to be the top 10 talent trends of 2018, in light of a fast-changing workforce environment and continued economic growth.

In a press release on Tuesday, the recruitment firm says organisations can plan to extract greater value from both people and technology in the year ahead to take advantage of positive conditions in the following ways. 

Panel survey reveals top 3 HR concerns in Singapore's services industry for 2018

SINGAPORE (Nov 29): Human resources leaders from the services industries are citing competition for talent as their biggest concern for the coming year, according to a survey conducted during a panel discussion today.

Themed Engaging Singapore’s Workforce of the Future the event was hosted by cloud-based software provider Workday.  Panellists included Human Capital Leader Institute’s CEO Wong Su-Yen; MediaCorp’s VP, Digital Marketing, Miguel Bernas; and Merle Chen, CHRO of Lo & Behold Group.

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