The SME Digital Reboot programme aims to help 500 companies in Singapore deepen their digital capabilities by the end of 2022.
The financial sector is expected to create 6,500 new jobs this year, building on its net gain of 2,200 positions last year.
In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, employers need to reduce the number of staff in the office from the current 75% back to 50%.
Tripartite committees comprising unions, employers and the government are working to extend the model to more sectors like food services and retail.
A campaign will be held in September by healthcare institutions and agencies in Singapore to share best practices on how to build workers’ mental resilience.
The appointment of Chew is described as a “strategic reorganisation to optimise TikTok’s global teams and support the company’s unprecedented growth”.
To help workers achieve a better work-life balance, the Tripartite Standard on Work-Life Harmony (TSWLH) has been launched.
Launched last April, Pulse by Prudential is an AI-powered app that aims to make healthcare more accessible for all in Singapore.
Singapore’s labour market is showing shoots of recovery with total employment growing by 4,800 in Q1'21 after four consecutive quarters of decline.
Over the past year, Singaporeans’ perception of the job market has shown marked improvement, while their job security levels remain largely unchanged.
The fund, launched in 2017, has helped workers in the lower-wage group while they search for a new job and wait for social support.
Tan See Leng, who is currently Second Minister for Manpower, will take over Josephine Teo with effect from May 15.
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.