Article(s) under topic: "World News and Insights"

banner for the articleGig Economy Part I: What’s Happening in the Gig Economy

In part one of our series of articles on the gig economy, we share more about its background, the benefits it offers and the challenges it poses for both workers and businesses.

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The gig economy has been around for many years. It...

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banner for the articleTrends in 2021

Given the current state of the global economy, it’s almost expected that the job market won’t be as robust as we would like. However, with several vaccines being developed, economists are predicting a gradual economic recovery. 

What does this mean for the job market? Here are a few trends we can expect in the new normal.

Renewed Hope and More Jobs 
As countries race to develop vaccines to combat Covid-19, more countr...

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banner for the articleLogistics and Supply Chain Management: How does it work?

Let’s suppose you need to print a document but ran out of paper for the copier machine, so you need to make a run to the store to buy a rim of paper. Ever wondered how that rim of paper land on the shelf of the store? Any retail store or company that sells a product most probably have a supply chain.
Today, we shine the spotlight on the industry of logistics and supply chain management. The terms logistics and supply chain management ...

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banner for the articleChanges to the Employment Act, W.E.F 1st April 2019

Have you heard? The Ministry of Manpower has announced on 20th November last year that there will be changes to the Employment Act (EA) and Employment Claims Act (ECA). These changes are made in consultation with tripartite partners - the National Trades Union Congress and the Singapore National Employers Federation and a public consultation on the areas of review was also conducted in January and February 2018. The changes will take effec...

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banner for the articleWhat is The Future for Singapore's Art Scene?

Singapore, a well-established financial hub that is also known for its rigorous education, is more often associated with efficiency rather than creativity in the literal sense. Credit goes to Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister’s vision to develop Singapore’s only natural resource, that is its people, Singapore became one of the world’s top trading and financial centers. The basic foundations of education to mold its peopl...

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banner for the articleRecruitment Practices Tripartite Standard by TAFEP

A year ago, we adopted the Tripartite Standard on the Employment of Term Contract Employees by Tripartite Alliance of Fair Employment Practices (TAFEP). In commitment to being a fair and progressive employer, we are excited to announce that we have adopted the Tripartite Standard on Recruitment Practices this year!

The Tripartite Standard on Recruitment Practices was launched in November last year by Second Minister for Manpower, Ms. Josephi...

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banner for the articleExploring Industrial Transformation 4.0 Asia Pacific 2018

Yesterday, we headed to the Singapore Expo to explore Industry 4.0 at the Industrial Transformation Asia Pacific event. With ever-advancing technology, it is vital for us to be ‘ready for tomorrow, today.’ We were there to find out what Industry 4.0 is to better serve our clients and understand how these advances will affect the future workforce.

Technology has come so far today, and it is quickly advancing to perform smarter tasks. Take our smartphones for exa...

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banner for the articleHiring Trends in Singapore 2018

Trending this year in employment is two overarching factors – flexibility and the digital culture.

Contracting in Singapore has been on the rise, showing that companies in Singapore notice the benefit of adopting a flexible workforce. Those seeking flexibility in their careers such as mothers and candidates who want to broaden their corporate exposure will benefit from this.

As technology continues to grow ever increasingly, ...

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banner for the articleTerm Employment Tripartite Standards by TAFEP

We have adopted the Tripartite Standard on the Employment of Term Contract Employees by Tripartite Alliance of Fair Employment Practices (TAFEP) and are committed to be a fair and progressive employer of term contract workers! Term contract employees are those who are on fixed-term contracts of employment that will terminate upon the expiry of a specific term unless it is renewed.

The specifications of adopting the tripartite standards are:

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