Tag: Employment

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...

Job hunting tips for fresh grads and seasoned professionals

Whether you're a bright-eyed fresh graduate psyched to find your first job or you're already quite experienced in the corporate world, here are some timeless tips to take note of during your job hunt. Read: Pay hikes in Singapore, Asia expected with markets’ steady growth Personalize resumes...

Academic grades give no assurance of a PMET job in business and ICT

Graduates need to work on their software and interpersonal skills if they want to land Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMET) jobs in Singapore. Latest figures from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) report that fifty-two percent of surveyed employers– a ten percent increase from 2017–...

MP Desmond Choo: More Temasek, government internships needed by youth to help jumpstart careers

According to Member of Parliament Desmond Choo, young people today need more internships in the national government as well as in companies owned by Temasek, as this would make it easier for the youth to find their way around the job market. Today reports that...

Sick Leave without Medical Certificate through the eyes of the workforce

Singapore – More companies are implementing an honour-based sick leave system that allows employees to take sick leaves without providing a medical certificate. While the companies are sharing a successful transition to this system and have not experienced alarming cases of abuse and spikes...

Majority of Singapore’s fresh graduates open to changing career paths not related to fields of study

Singapore – It is now not an uncommon occurrence when a fresh graduate makes a career choice not related to his field of study such a law major turning pâtissier or an engineer becoming a real estate broker. The current trend among young Singaporeans today...

The annual Great Place to Work Awards are out—is your firm on the list?

Thirteen companies are featured on the list of the yearly Great Place to Work Awards for Singapore. An awarding ceremony was held on Wednesday, November 7, with Singapore’s Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs, Josephine Teo, and Minister of State for...