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Singaporeans risk falling victim to 'presenteeism' despite agile working policies: Randstad
SINGAPORE (July 23): In spite of increasing demand among global employees for flexible work arrangements, there are also remains the concern that such freedom at work may compel workers to be “always on” without knowing when to disconnect. According to the Randstad Workmonitor 2018 Q1 results, three in four employees in Singapore have the flexibility to work from home and outside of ...
Acromec secures $2.9 million contract in healthcare sector
SINGAPORE (July 13): Acromec has secured a contract valued at $2.9 million for the outfitting of a private day-surgery centre. This marks the specialist engineering service provider’s third contract in the healthcare sector within the past month, and brings the group’s order book to approximately $21 million. In a Friday filing, Acromec says it expects the latest contract win to ...
Clearbridge partners Australia's Genome.One for personal health genomics programme
SINGAPORE (June 26): Clearbridge Health (CBH) is partnering Australia-based health information company Genome.One, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Garvan Institute of Medical Research, to offer its patients genomic testing and analysis with the latter’s Genome.One GoExplore personal health genomics programme. The programme sequences and analyses individual DNA samples assess their risk of ...
Here's how much a business trip to Singapore will cost you per day
SINGAPORE (Apr 17): It has become increasingly expensive for companies to send their staff on business trips on Singapore, finds a recent survey conducted by research firm ECA International. Based on the latest Daily Rates research published by ECA International, the cost of a business trip to Singapore in 2017 averaged at a whopping US$479 ($627) per day – inclusive of four-star hotel ...
Singaporeans eager to upskill, but not entirely from their own pockets: Randstad
SINGAPORE (Apr 4): Singapore recorded the highest number of employees in Southeast Asia who expect their government to offer incentives should they choose to develop their professional competencies or remain in the workforce. Based on the results from the Randstad Workmonitor study for 4Q17, 80% of employees surveyed globally believe their governments should offer incentives such as tax ...
Financial M&A deals in Asia Pacific to hit $161 bil in 2018: Baker McKenzie
SINGAPORE (Mar 26): Baker McKenzie is forecasting for Asia Pacific’s financial merger and acquisition (M&A) deals to hit US$122.7 billion ($160.9 billion) this year, coming in only after Europe and North America at the projected deal values of US$195.7 billion and $259 billion, respectively. In the multinational law firm’s 2018 Global Transactions Forecast sector report for financial ...
Effective engagement is key for banks to retain customers, finds survey
SINGAPORE (Mar 15): Two-fifths (40%) of local retail banking customers in Singapore are ready to stop or cancel their services with a bank on the grounds of poor customer engagement, according to a recent study commissioned by customer experience & call centre tech provider Genesys. The online survey, carried out by business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan among 500 customers across ...
Can Asia decouple from the US correction?
SINGAPORE (Feb 15): As of last Friday, US price-to-book (P/B) valuations have fallen from a high of 3.48 times to 3.18 times or 3% above the historical average, according to a recent strategy report by Credit Suisse’s equity research team. Further, the MSCI Asia ex-Japan’s (MXASJ) P/B has dropped from a high of 1.87 times to 1.7 times, below the historical average of 1.77 times, while ...
Criminals are now creating non-existent identities to conduct fraud, survey finds
SINGAPORE (Feb 7): While prevention technologies have managed to deter identity fraud activities such as card skimming, criminals are now beginning to steal identities or even constructing entirely new ones to obtain real credit cards from banks. This is according to Dan McConaghy, president of FICO in Asia Pacific, a predictive analytics and data science firm whose recent survey – conducted ...
Why local SMEs prefer to stay put in Singapore over international expansion
SINGAPORE (Jan 29): Small medium enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore appear to display an appalling lack of interest in taking their businesses beyond the city state, according to QBE’s annual survey of more than 400 local SME business leaders. In a Monday release, the global insurer says its survey findings showed that almost half (45%) of Singaporean SMEs said they will not explore expansion ...