Tan Tock Seng Hospital's David Hendrick shares with HRM Asia how workforces can be futureproofed through sustainable learning.
Some of the plans to help those with disabilities have already been rolled out in 2020, while more will be rolled out progressively from the second half of 2021.
71.5% of employers highlighted that relevant work experience and skills matter more as this allows the candidate to perform the job almost immediately.
More women were appointed to the boards of statutory boards, companies and Institutions of Public Character (IPCs) in 2020.
Among the 9,500 trainees placed across 2,500 firms, four in five are recent graduates, while the remaining are mid-career jobseekers.
MOM has reported that 35% of job vacancies last year could be done remotely, adding that these openings were largely for PMET roles.
The sentiment index for Q2'21 and Q3'21 hit 49.9, rising from an index of 48.2 in the previous quarter, marking the highest reading since COVID-19 began.
The Ministry of Manpower reported a fourth consecutive month of decline in the overall unemployment rate in Singapore
Almost half of the 130,000 hires were not employed at the point of hire and over a quarter had been unemployed for over six months.
Despite challenges posed by the pandemic last year, start-ups in the country attracted S$5.5 billion (US$4 billion) in funding.
Employers will receive up to 50% support for the first S$4,600 of gross monthly wages paid from September to December 2020.
Remote working will be scaled down in the South-East Asian country as more employees are allowed to return to the workplace.
To prepare for workplaces in a post-COVID era, banks and financial institutions are redesigning their workplaces and adopting flexible work arrangements.
The government will co-fund 15% of qualifying wage increases given in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 to more than 800,000 Singaporean employees.
Non-resident workers accounted for all of the employment decline, reported Singapore’s MOM.
Diversity is key to address the challenges facing the semiconductor industry, the inaugural Semiconductor Women’s Forum highlighted.
This help included outreach activities, expanding career conversion programmes, and introducing job transformation programmes.
Singapore’s Manpower Minister also highlighted that a welcome change in the workplace would be having more women representation in company boards.
Spreading out commuter crowds on buses and trains during peak hours would help ensure the financial sustainability and efficiency of public transport.
The Ministry of Manpower has launched iWorkHealth – a digital tool to identify areas of stress for employees, and on how to deal with them.
Learning Technologies Asia 2021 will examine how organisations can develop their learning strategies to stay ahead, innovate and grow.
The government also aims to support business transformation, help older workers, and spur the hiring of locals this year.
Businesses hiring DP holders will have to comply with the requirements for hiring, which includes the relevant quotas, levies and qualifying salaries.
Singapore's priority is to build upon the skills and experience that workers have accumulated, while breaking down barriers to new jobs.
Labour MP Patrick Tay has said the country needs more formal labour laws instead of mere advisories and guidelines to protect local workers.
Peck Kem, who leads the Singapore Public Service, has demonstrated “exceptional HR leadership” during the COVID-19 pandemic, says CIPD.
Investing in local talent and equipping them with skills relevant to a changing economy will help workers thrive and address the tech skills shortage.
Senior minister of state for manpower Zaqy Mohamad has said the government is considering a progressive wage model (PWM) for the retail sector.
The labour movement is looking into how gig workers can have greater structural support, which can include greater bargaining power.
A new CCL report examines digital leadership in Singapore and highlights the need for improved digital transformation management.