MNCs eye local market hires, instead of expat pool, to drive strategic growth in S-E Asia

MORE multinational corporations (MNCs) are increasingly turning to the local market, instead of the top expatriate talent pool, to find that special leader to drive their strategic growth in South...

40% of Singapore-based employers plan to hire more staff: Survey

A significant number are looking for people with information technology or IT capabilities.

SBF, trade bodies lead way on fair employment

THE pledge made by the 29 trade associations and chambers (TACs) to support fair hiring and employment practices is as much a commitment to the Singapore core as it is a commitment to hiring based...

Lifting wages of essential workers crucial: Tharman

Covid-19 has driven home the important role of essential workers, and a key challenge is to raise the incomes of such workers who are at the bottom of the ladder, said Senior Minister Tharman...

MOM clarifies differences between ICT, other EP holders

FOREIGN employees of multinational corporations who are posted to the company's Singapore branch as an intra-corporate transferee can no longer bring their family members with them via dependant's...

Future of work: What will make employees want to work for a company?

JOHN F Kennedy, former president of the United States, famously said that "those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future". He made these remarks back in 1963 while...

No swift recovery in 2021, but Singapore job market on the mend

Hopes for a better 2021 are aplenty, but recovery for the labour market is likely to be protracted, experts say.

Covid's lost generation?: What this year's disruptions will cost Singapore's young adults, and what lies ahead for them

MARK Yeow is in his third year in university, but rather than make a dash towards graduation, he's mulling over whether he should take a leave of absence for one semester.

Labour market recovery could be slow in playing catch-up

SINGAPORE'S resident employment numbers surged 43,200 in the third quarter of this year, signalling that a recovery of the labour market might be in sight.

91,300 job openings available, most are for long-term PMET roles

SINGAPORE's job market has largely stabilised, with unemployment slowing since August amid job support measures and the gradual recovery from the virus fallout.

Slight uptick in business confidence for another quarter: SCCB

BUSINESS confidence among Singapore firms saw a slight uptick in the first quarter of 2021 but remained in the contractionary zone, according to the business optimism index study released by the...