human resources (HR)

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: 1. Build your personal brand A great way to begin moulding your personal brand is through ...
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 ...
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 ...
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: Data ...
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. Out of the 501 local jobseekers surveyed in April 2018, 54% said they would automatically distrust a company if there was no information about it online, ...
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 ...
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). Based on the findings of the Diversity & Inclusion study, which surveyed more than 100 HR leaders for large companies and small-medium enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore, more ...
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 ...
Singapore business optimism for 2018 hits two-year high, finds survey
SINGAPORE (Dec 6): Singapore’s business optimism and profitability expectations for the year ahead have both hit two-year highs after rising 26 and 22 percentage points q-o-q, respectively, according to Grant Thornton’s annual APAC businesses report for 3Q17. This is in line with much of the Asia Pacific region, which has seen increases in business and profitability sentiment compared to a ...
53% of job seekers turned off by lengthy recruitment process
SINGAPORE (Nov 20): One in two or about 53% of job seekers in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia say that they develop a negative impression of the prospective employer if the hiring process takes longer than expected, according to Randstad Candidate Expectations Survey 2017. The survey also reported that job seekers tend to prioritise an efficient hiring process as compared to other factors ...