Coronavirus: Guidelines for HR and Employers on Business Continuity Planning

Enterprise Singapore has released a PDF guide on business continuity planning (BCP) for employers, and HR & operational leaders to deal with the 2019-nCoV outbreak in Asia. It is guided by the Singapore Standard for Business Continuity Management System – requirements, and relevant advisories. The guide covers the following key business operational risks, summed up below: Human resource management Processes and business functions

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Global Workplace Trends for 2020

In 2020, about two fifths of the global workforce will consist of Generation X and Millennials. Despite their notorious reputation of job-hopping, a recent survey has suggested that they are in fact as loyal as the previous generation. Almost 90% of Millennials surveyed said that they would choose to stay in a job for the next 10 years if they

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Singapore’s 15 top emerging jobs for 2020

The fastest-growing jobs in Singapore for 2020 are dominated by tech, which is not really surprising. What is interesting is how diverse the roles being thrown up by the local tech sector now are. Further, an ageing population, combined with medical tourism, is driving more demand for healthcare in the country. This has in turn fueled demand for healthcare workers and

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Your personality could determine your perfect job, research shows

Have you ever wondered if your personality were the right fit for a job, or if a candidate’s matched the job requirements? Understanding how personality is linked to a job role could help match the right person to an occupation, recent research has shown. As part of the study, titled Social media-predicted personality traits and values can help match people to

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Job and Hiring Trends for 2020

As we enter a new decade, nearly 200 CEOs from the world’s biggest brands have declared that shareholders are no longer their chief concern — it’s all about employees, affirms Andrew Chamberlain, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Glassdoor. The year 2019 was a whirlwind for talent professionals. A perfect storm of rapidly-changing HR technology and a historically-strong job market led to one of

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HR Tech trends for 2020 and beyond

Phew. What a decade. Thank goodness that’s over. Flexible working, the gig economy and an explosion of HR tech solutions have left many human resources practitioners scrambling to make sense of a fast-changing and tech-driven workplace. But hang on to your hats. HR tech is likely to be even more relevant – and just as challenging – in the 2020s.

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Creation of 32K new jobs in the mid-long term in Singapore, 49% in digital space

Some positive news to start the new year – Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB) secured investment commitments in 2019 to the value of S$15.2 bn, which not only exceeded the 2019 forecast of S$8-10bn, but also the 2018 actual of S$10.9bn. This was released in EDB Year in 2019 Review on 16 January, which also found that when these projects are fully implemented,

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