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Wish To Be An Entrepreneur? Ask Yourself These Questions First

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and become an entrepreneur. You’re sick of your 9-to-5 job that drains your mind, body and soul. Plus you have an awesome business idea that could free you from the prison that is your day job. But before you plonk that resignation letter on your boss’ desk, ask yourself […]

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4 Government Funding for Every Beginner Singapore SME

Over the course of years running my own business, I have learned to tap on the myriad of government funding and grants that are available. It started way back in 2008 when we tap on LETAS (otherwise known as the Local Enterprise Technical Assistance Scheme). The purpose of this grant is to offset the cost […]

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Future of HR

A serious look into the future of HR in Singapore

In recent times, Airbnb redefined their HR function in terms of what it is and what it does with the appointment of a new Global Head of Employee Experience. The role is to oversee and connect everything that has to do with their “workplace as an experience” vision, which is central to their culture and […]

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Employment Pass Quotas – good or bad?

The latest Ministry of Manpower’s Labour Market Report 2015, which revealed that local employment growth was a mere 100 (compared to foreign employment growth of 31,600). It fueled unhappiness among some Singaporeans that companies have been able to bring in foreigners en masse for managerial and executive jobs. without considering if Singaporeans could have filled the […]

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5 Ways to Increase Your Company’s Attrition Rate

  A recent survey by British-based institute Roffey Park shed light on the motivations, or rather the demotivations of managers in Singapore’s economy. With 63% of managers looking for new jobs, organisations should be sitting up and wondering what went wrong. In the production and manufacturing sector alone, a whopping 79% of managers wanted to […]

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Have we forgotten the meaning of May Day?

To many of us, May Day is a brief respite between Good Friday and Vesak Day, a public holiday where we get to rest and spend with family and friends. In our never-ending quest to hit our KPIs, clear our workload and juggle work and life, I wonder how many of us are curious why […]

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5 lessons a typical MBA won’t teach you

An MBA is a great way to upgrade your knowledge and expand your network, however there are five lessons that mugging for an MBA won’t teach you about working in Singapore. 1. How to deal with unions You may be momentarily bewildered when approached with this subject. Yes they do exist in Singapore, collectively bargaining […]

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Future of HR

5 Ways to Increase Your Company’s Attrition Rate

A recent survey by British-based institute Roffey Park shed light on the motivations, or rather the demotivations of managers in Singapore’s economy. With 63% of managers looking for new jobs, organisations should be sitting up and wondering what went wrong. In the production and manufacturing sector alone, a whopping 79% of managers wanted to move […]