Singapore manpower

Discuss minimum-wage idea now, even if it's to be implemented later: Jamus Lim

WHILE the current crisis might not necessarily be an ideal time to implement a minimum wage, the topic is worth discussing now, to prepare for rolling out such a policy in the future, Workers' Party...

Property portal 99 Group appoints CTO; to hire 100 tech staff in 12 months

99 Group, which operates South-east Asian property portal brands 99.co, iProperty.com.sg and Rumah123.com, has hired Shivkumar Krishnan as its chief technology officer (CTO).

Wrong time to push for progressive wage model in F&B, retail: employers

IT is bad timing to call on businesses in the retail and food and beverage (F&B) sectors to adopt the progressive wage model (PWM) when many of them are still struggling to survive the Covid-...

Government to push for more companies to adopt progressive wage model

SINGAPORE is looking to recognise companies that voluntarily adopt the progressive wage model (PWM) in sectors where it is not currently compulsory, such as food services and retail trade,...

Raising EP minimum pay 'boosts quality of hires'

USING salary requirements rather than quotas to regulate the number of Employment Pass (EP) holders helps to improve the quality of foreign professionals over time while giving firms flexibility,...

Singapore to push for voluntary adoption of progressive wage model in more sectors: Josephine Teo

SINGAPORE is looking to recognise companies that voluntarily adopt the progressive wage model (PWM) in sectors where it is not currently compulsory, such as food services and retail trade, Manpower...

A job offers best welfare, but there's need to adapt social safety nets: DPM

THE government "will keep an open mind" to various ideas for strengthening Singapore's safety nets, such as a minimum wage, universal basic income, and unemployment insurance, said Deputy Prime...

Have sector-specific EP salaries and stricter penalties to ensure fair consideration: MPs

MORE sector-specific qualifying salaries for foreign professionals and stricter penalties could help ensure fair treatment of Singaporean jobseekers, Members of Parliament suggested on Monday.

Singapore businesses alarmed by growing protectionist calls

BUSINESSES are growing wary of what may seem like protectionist suggestions to keep the Singaporean core in professionals, managers and executives (PMEs) jobs, which some say could backfire in the...

Singapore remains open, but firms should focus on Singaporean core: Tan See Leng

WHILE Singapore remains open to global talent and investment, companies operating here should put more effort into strengthening their Singaporean core, new political office-holder Tan See Leng said...