Twenty-nine organisations from the Trade Associations & Chambers (TACs) have pledged their support for fair hiring and employment practices.
Though the overall unemployment rate is falling, hiring is not likely to surge in the short term.
In Singapore, as more employees head back to the office, giving them more flexibility over work arrangements can boost their mental well-being.
Senior minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said the country needs to raise the salaries of workers at the bottom of the ladder.
The country aims to tap into the Singapore workforce, instead of relaxing its foreign worker policy, says minister.
Enterprise Singapore (ESG) aided businesses by loaning S$17.4 billion (US$13.2 billion) last year, as many companies struggled because of the pandemic.
Workers who are not vaccinated will not need to have a change of job scope, says health minister.
The pact will allow both countries to conduct businesses with greater efficiency, increased trust, and reduced costs or digital barriers.
Out of the six leading economies in Southeast Asia, three countries are expected to expand in 2021, while others will struggle to recover.
Trade and industry minister Chan Chun Sing said equipping workers with skills for the future is crucial in managing wage disparity in the country.
The next tranche of payouts will be in March 2021, for qualifying wage increases in 2020.
Jobs and business are expected to adapt as government support taper off going into 2021.
Labour chief Ng Chee Meng said the job market is expected to show signs for optimism next year, but some sectors would still stay in a slump.
Programmes offered by SIT allow those already in the workforce to gain deeper skillsets and knowledge.
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said 91,340 job openings are available with most classified as long-term jobs.
Under an income relief scheme, some S$1.8 billion in contributions have been made to help those in need tide over the pandemic.
The management team from Ramada and Days Hotels by Wyndham Singapore shares insights on their organisational approach during the pandemic and beyond.
Businesses that are ISO certified means that their services, products, or processes adhere to a globalised standard.
Are Singapore companies ready to return to the workplace?
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is expecting digital banks to employ a “sizeable number of people”.
Whether organisations decide to return to the workplace or continue remote work in 2021, employees will be the key to success.
Employers may need to upskill or re-skill their foreign workers, especially in sectors where local staff are hard to employ.
Technology-enabled solutions, especially those using automation, will impact the majority of human resource (HR) roles in the near future.
A*Star researchers will provide technical expertise to companies and help mentor SIT interns.
The proportion of SMEs that are vulnerable is about 30 percentage points higher than larger firms.
The employment rate of residents aged 25 to 64, the bulk of whom are in their prime working age, fell to 80.3% from 80.8% in 2019.
Capella Singapore, The Club Residences, is the HRM Asia Editor’s Choice for Best Serviced Apartment.
A survey conducted by MAS polled over 30 firms on their projected hiring for the next 12 months.
The Public Service Division (PSD) has announced that civil servants will not get any year-end bonus.
Select HR candidates can take an accelerated path, depending on which qualification track they are on.