Two new programmes offer SMEs the chance to push ahead with digitalisation to improve productivity, optimise operations and lower operation costs.
59% of employees said hybrid meetings would be more effective if all participants could contribute and speak equally.
To support lifelong learning, employers, workers, institutions, and students in Singapore are encouraged to adopt new mindsets and roles.
While employment is strong, companies are advised to hedge against market uncertainty by reskilling employees and offering flexible work.
Employers and employees should adopt a "flexible mindset" on a four-day workweek, said Gan Siow Huang, Minister of State in the Manpower Ministry.
The government has reduced the job advertising duration under the Fair Consideration Framework (FCF) from four to two weeks.
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Youths in Singapore are also concerned about their employability and having the right skills to succeed in the workplace.
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An ADP report found over 51% of workers aged between 18–24, and 43% between the ages of 24–34, have planned or considered relocation for their jobs.
Understanding their future job prospects is similarly important among employees, a Randstad survey revealed.
Workplace learning has dipped despite employees recognising the importance of Learning & Development (L&D).
Before hiring any foreign worker, local employers will need to meet the requirement of paying all their local workers at least S$1,400.
Having transparency across its talent management process allows Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) to make data-driven decisions in driving growth.
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The Tripartite Workgroup on Representation for Platform Workers (TWG) will propose a framework for representation of digital platform workers.
Facing challenges like high inflation and rising interest rates, about 60% of SMEs have a financial runway of less than six months.
Companies play an important role in the hiring of people with disabilities, while the government will continue to play a key role by offering support.
The government intends to attract a world-class talent pool, which it believes will also help the retention of local talent.
The republic is targeting to have 40% of working-age persons with disabilities (PWDs) employed by 2030, up from about 30% between 2020 and 2021.
Employees are also looking for jobs that align with their aspirations and lifestyle to create a more meaningful work purpose.
Only about 66% of employers in the city-state are actively taking steps to address mental health challenges.
Workplaces should have more lactation rooms so that working mothers can have paid nursing breaks, said MP Louis Ng.
With many employees in Singapore indicating that they want a four-day workweek, some firms have already adopted the practice.
This was attributed to the hiring of foreign workers in the construction and manufacturing sectors, as well as more residents finding employment.
Upskilling requires effort and very strong commitment from both workers and employers to bridge the skills gap, said the manpower minister.
The skills in demand involve those with capability development and performance management, highlighted a report by SkillsFuture Singapore.
Driven by a mix of factors, more than half of Singapore employees (51%) are likely to quit their jobs in the next 12 months.
Hybrid working arrangements are becoming the norm in the public sector, which is taking the lead in the country’s endeavour to retain flexible work.