Tag: Work Life Balance

Singapore ranks as second most overworked city in the world: Study

SINGAPORE — A study by tech company Kisi, released on Wednesday (Aug. 7), showed that Singapore was named the second most overworked city in the world, after Tokyo. In terms of work-life balance, Singapore ranked 32 out of the 40 cities studied. The Kisi index,...

5 tips to keep the best women executives in your business

In this competitive age, women are excelling in managerial and executive positions in businesses all over the world, especially in Asia, where there is a huge demand for more women and a need to eliminate inequality in the workplace. It is critical that businesses do...

Maids have dreams, don’t destroy them

Rebecca Bustamante was 19 when she came to Singapore. Her story started like those of the domestic helpers featured in The Sunday Times last week. They worked as maids in Singapore, while taking up courses during their days off. But she was exceptional. Today, turning 48...

Need work-life balance, amid labour crunch

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has called for fairer work practices for workers in Singapore, amid tightening labour market. DPP’s secretary-general, Ben Pwee said, “The workforce in Singapore belongs to Singapore, not to any corporates, political parties, trade unions or congresses.” Pwee emphasised, “In this tight...

We need more self-determination at workplace

I came across a piece of good news in The Straits Times on March 17- the possibility of working from home. And then I felt crushed immediately when the article said only one out of five employers were sold on the idea. Why is this...

William Lim: Unhappy commuters, unhappy society

Dressed in a blazer and knee-long skirt, Sherry got off her bus at Tanjong Pagar. She was heading back to her office after her lunch break when I approached her. Wiping of a bead of sweat, she said she no longer takes the MRT...