human resources (HR)

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 colleagues aged 55 and above – mainly for their experience, followed by industry knowledge and good mentorship skills.

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 historical norms – while employers reported conservative increments averaging at up to just 3%.

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. 

7 ways candidates can land their dream job in 2019: Hays

SINGAPORE (Jan 17): Jobseekers this year will need to demonstrate the unique value they can potentially bring to a business, on top of their willingness to adapt to change in the face of multifaceted disruptions, according to recruitment experts Hays. So, here are seven ways to land that coveted role:

Singapore indicates region's weakest hiring intentions for 1Q19: ManpowerGroup

SINGAPORE (Dec 11): Singapore’s hiring pace is expected to moderate in 1Q19 after three consecutive quarters of strengthening labour market activity, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.

After accounting for seasonal variations, ManpowerGroup notes that the net employment outlook was +10%, unchanged y-o-y but down from 11%-13% over 2Q-4Q18. This means hiring intentions declined by 3 percentage points when compared to the previous quarter, but unchanged in comparison to a year ago.  

More hiring activity expected amid economic growth: Randstad

SINGAPORE (Sept 11): Companies have started building on their human resources capabilities in order to manage expected organisational expansion amid steady GDP growth forecasts, according to recruitment firm Randstad.

Instead of a hiring boost typically seen between April and September every year, there has been a steady demand for human resources professionals so far in 2018, according to the agency in a quarterly market update for 2Q18.

Top emerging jobs in Singapore for 2018: LinkedIn

SINGAPORE (Sept 6): Demand for digital competency is high, but so are soft skills, according to the 2018 Emerging Jobs in Singapore Report by LinkedIn.

The report shows that the jobs that require hybrid skills are high in demand, which can help local organisations navigate their digital transformation journey.

According to LinkedIn, the top five emerging jobs for 2018 are:


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.

Expats in Singapore now earn less than before, but remain among world's 20 most highly paid

SINGAPORE (May 28): Expatriates in Singapore are now receiving significantly less wages than before, even as the city state remains one of the 20 most expensive countries to employ expat staff in, finds an annual study published by ECA International.

Based on results of the latest MyExpatriate Market Pay survey, the average cost of employing an expat in Singapore has shrunk by over US$12,000 ($16,070) in 2017 compared to the year before, with the value of a typical annual compensation and benefits package for a middle-manager now costing $223,095, down from US$235,545 in 2016.

Ageism, lack of disability support remain rampant in Singapore's workforce, finds study

SINGAPORE (Apr 18): Businesses in Singapore have much to catch up on in terms of workplace diversity, according a new report by Workday, a provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources (HR).

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