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South-East Asia’s first dedicated HR Tech accelerator launches in Singapore

Singapore 24 Jun 2020: The Workplace Accelerator – www.workplaceaccelerator.com –  South East Asia’s first dedicated accelerator to HR Tech start-ups has now opened for applications online. The programme defines HR Tech as companies working on any of 5 key categories that include Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Productivity and Collaboration, HR & Admin and Workforce Management. […]

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Beyond Covid19, we also need a cure for micro-management

Today wrote an article about employees’ worry about going back to the office when we first entered Phase 1 after the circuit breaker. In it, they cited a receptionist at a small local investment firm being informed by her company’s director to report to the office from 2 June. The mother of two, who is […]

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89% of respondents are willing to be re-trained to avoid unemployment

15 JUNE 2020, SINGAPORE – Randstad Singapore‟s latest Workmonitor survey revealed that 89 per cent of respondents are willing to be retrained to ensure their employability. This sentiment is highest among mature workers, with 93 per cent of respondents aged 55 and above sharing it. Ms Jaya Dass, Managing Director, Malaysia and Singapore at Randstad […]

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Survey: 2 in 3 employers say digital upskilling top their training agenda amid covid-19 pandemic

Singapore, 12 June 2020 – As digital transformation becomes imperative for businesses in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, 58% of employers in Singapore are training their workforce in technology-related skills to keep their businesses viable and resilient during this period. This is one of the key findings in the recent NTUC LearningHub’s Employer Skills […]

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How to Land a Job in the World of Virtual Recruiting

In a highly competitive and completely virtual job search, it’s crucial to stand out from other applicants. Working with a remote recruiter could be exactly what you need to get ahead in this tough job market. Some of the perks of working with a recruiter virtually include saving time, expanding your network, and easily finding […]

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New Qualtrics Study Finds 59% in Singapore Say They are Not Comfortable Returning to the Workplace Right Now

SINGAPORE, June 11, 2020 — Qualtrics, the leader in customer experience and creator of the experience management category, today announced findings from its Return to Work & Back to Business Study, which found the majority of workers across age groups, spanning Boomers to Gen Z, in Singapore are uncomfortable going back to the workplace at present. The survey […]

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Why We Need To Ditch The Annual Performance Review

S* was working in a large consulting company after a decade stint in a technology firm where regular check-ins from management are encouraged by the HR department. Not only is check-ins always forward-looking and how the company can support him, but he could also easily get validations from peers anywhere, anytime with an enabling performance […]

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Sansan Takes Business Card Exchange Online

Singapore, June 4, 2020 – Sansan Inc. (Sansan), a Japanese provider of cloud-based contact management solutions for corporations, today announced that it is adding a virtual business card exchange function to its suite of offerings and introducing ‘Sansan Virtual Cards’. Sansan’s IPO on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was Japan’s biggest IPO of 2019 and it […]

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The resume that speaks

Goodbye text CVs, Hello video CVs. VCV.me is a new service launched this month that empowers job seekers with the ability to create video CVs, especially giving those devastated by the global pandemic an advantage when competing for a new job.   What is a video CV? A video CV is a convenient and modern […]

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Tools To KickStart Your Home Office

For folks new to remote working, it may seem like an easy adjustment. You just bring your laptop home and boot it up. As long as the internet connection is decent, what else would be needed? The short answer to that is a lot. [callout]I am on My Republic 1GB plan and use TP-Link Deco […]