Tag: Employment

The future of employment

Towards the end of 2019, Malaysia recently announced its Malaysia Critical Occupational List (COL) for 2020 and beyond. COL basically registers jobs which employers need to fill but have difficulty filling. COL will continue to expand creating a comprehensive map of Malaysia’s most in demand...

Josephine Teo: Jobseekers, employers need more openness, flexibility to ensure better job matches

Singapore—In response to figures from the latest Labour Market Report showing a slight increase in unemployment, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said that in order to close the gap between job vacancies and jobseekers, both employers and would-be hirees need to be “more open and...

Singapore Press Holdings job cuts to affect 130 employees

Singapore—More than 130 employees of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) will reportedly be affected by the recently announced company restructuring. An estimated 70 employees, excluding newsroom staff, will be laid off which will cost the company S$8 million according to an initial report by CNA. SPH publishes...

Manpower Minister Josephine Teo to young leaders: ‘Hope lies’ in focusing on job creation

Singapore—Josephine Teo, the country’s Minister for Manpower, emphasized that as much as the 4th Industrial Revolution has been about the loss of jobs because of advancements in technology, it’s important to focus on the creation of new jobs because of this technology because this...

Singaporean employers struggle with training and hiring employees to use new technology

Singapore — Because of Singapore's highly competitive rate of digital transformation initiatives, workers seem to be having trouble adapting to fast-changing technologies. A survey conducted by Robert half, a global recruitment and job agency, found that 93 percent of Singaporean employers have trouble hiring and...

Dr M: Raising retirement age denies opportunities for younger generations

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad stated that he is against raising the retirement age from 60 to 65. Dr Mahathir cited that other countries did not legally impose a mandatory retirement age. In doing so, however, older workers denied employment and promotion opportunities from...

Josephine Teo: There are around 60,000 job openings, half for PMETs

Singapore— The country’s Manpower Minister, Josephine Teo, said on July 22, Monday, that in spite of present economic sluggishness, there are good jobs available even for PMETs (professionals, managers, executives, and technicians). At the announcement of a new initiative to re-skill white-collar air transport workers...

39% of Singaporean employees plan on switching jobs this year — new study

Singapore — A new survey, released on June 19, Wednesday, shows that two out of every five employees in Singapore, a solid 39 percent, plan on looking for another job this year. For a big portion of these employees, a “limited career path” is the...

Singaporeans look to online comments by ex-staff before taking jobs

Comments by ex-staff posted online have a strong influence on job seekers in Singapore giving them a perspective on the prospective employers, according to a survey conducted by recruitment expert Hays. The report said that locals are completely or to a certain extent influenced by these...

Study: A third of Singaporeans lie on their resumes, mostly regarding financial matters

Ever lied about your Microsoft Excel proficiency to snag that job interview? Looks like you're not the only one who lies on your resume. The latest study by an international background checking firm revealed that around 30 percent of Singaporeans have included inaccurate information in...