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(Podcast) Retrenchment: What is fair compensation, clear communication and empathy in letting people go?

As Singapore sinks into a technical recession, companies like RWS are among the latest to lay off staff, with some upset they were not told earlier. When they need to, how should companies manage the process of letting employees go? And what should retrenched workers do next? Lin Suling discusses the Singapore jobs market outlook […]

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4 Singapore Mental Wellness apps fighting against odds to instill awareness

 According to the findings of a recent Qualtrics study, 41.5% of employee respondents said that their mental health has declined since the COVID-19 outbreak. This is over a sample size of more than 2,000 employees surveyed at the end of March and early April 2020 in Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand, Singapore, the UK and […]

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8 paths to consider to advance your career journey if you can’t find a job today

[guestpost]This is a guest post by Daniel Tay. He is the co-founder & managing director of With Content, a content marketing agency helping tech companies create credible, authoritative content on topics that matter to potential customers.[/guestpost] Unemployment in Singapore is higher than ever.  The most recent Ministry of Manpower (MOM) report released on June 15th […]

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Homegrown HR-Tech Platform Focused on Frontline Workers Turns a Profit

17-07-2020, SINGAPORE – GrabJobs is a Recruitment Automation Platform focused on frontline workers that counts over a million users. Started in early 2016, GrabJobs pioneered the use of interview chatbots in South East Asia, enabling job seekers to get hired within a day. It brought the traditional Job Platform to a new level by developing […]

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Despite growth in virtual meetings, 2/3 of business professionals believe their employers lack the right conferencing technology

SINGAPORE, July 16 2020 — Shure, a global provider of audio conferencing equipment and solutions, has launched a dedicated portal to help businesses improve their conferencing capabilities. The portal, Effortless.Shure.Com, explores the considerations and advantages of a robust audio conferencing infrastructure in the age of virtual collaboration derived from a study commissioned by Shure and […]

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Cigna Launches ‘Check In’ to Help People Take Control of Stress at a Critical Time

HONG KONG – July 14, 2020 – Cigna’s (NYSE:CI) International Markets business today announced the launch of ‘Check In’ – a new global initiative to support people with stress care as the world continues to deal with the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Cigna’s latest research, carried out in June as part […]

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Covid-19 Future of Work: SMRT’s VR Trainer by Fraunhofer Singapore

What is the future of work? With the Covid-19 pandemic, safe distancing is yet another issue that makes VR trainers more relevant than ever. For SMRT, Singapore’s pioneer railway operator, virtual reality is the way forward to ensure safety for its trainees when it comes to getting valuable hands-on experience on locomotives. The physical shunting […]

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The Future of the Workplace

As technology advances so, too, does the workplace. From manually tracking tabs and finances in binders to phones and the rise of international business, to the earliest signs of remote jobs in the seventies the office continues to become more connected and communicative than ever. What does that mean for the workplace of the future? […]

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A ragtag alliance of startups is helping laid-off employees get face time with employers in Singapore

With the COVID-19 outbreak, many employers were left with no choice but to reduce staff costs by retrenching current employees, cutting salaries, or placing all hiring on hold. During this unprecedented time, many firms including Grab, Gojek, AirAsia, One Championship have set up online talent directories / spreadsheets that contain information of their former employees […]

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Sweeping Workplace Changes Expected in a Post-pandemic World, Says Research From The Adecco Group

ZURICH, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Workers demand greater flexibility after coronavirus, with a 50/50 split of remote and office time confirmed as the universal ideal Questions raised over the hours-based contract, with 69% saying contracts should be based on results delivered rather than hours worked Boom in digital skills an unintended consequence of lockdown, […]