Upon conclusion of the Public Transport Council’s (PTC) annual transport fare review exercise, it was announced that the maximum allowable adjustment quantum of 4.3% will be implemented for bus and train fares in Singapore starting from 29 December 2018. Adults using travel cards will experience an increase of six cents per journey, whereas single trip tickets for trains and adult cash fares for buses will...

Talent Experience Forum - a new one-day conference discussing candidate and employee experience, happening in Kuala Lumpur on 23 October Far East Hospitality, one of Singapore’s leading operator of hotels and serviced residences,  last week (18 October) announced three new hotels set to open in 2019 to provide tailor-made experiences for business travellers. According to a media release, these properties...

Talent Experience Forum - a new one-day conference discussing candidate and employee experience, happening in Kuala Lumpur on 23 October From Booking.com’s research findings from a global study on gender diversity challenges in the technology sector, data suggests that women generally find the tech sector appealing and hold a positive view of the potential it offers. However, recruitment bias, the current...

閱讀中文版本 One of the Hong Kong Big Four accounting firms Deloitte has shaken off its traditional group interview shackles and turned its attention towards a hackathon to discover a candidate’s authentic self in the workplace. The hackathon will span two hours. In groups of six to eight, different pieces of information, which demands one’s knowledge on business theories, latest technology trends and...

Talent Experience Forum - a new one-day conference discussing candidate and employee experience, happening in Kuala Lumpur on 23 October Recognition is not happening as often as it should be, nor is it as well executed as it should be. O.C. Tanner’s year-long, international study, called 2018 Global Culture Report found only 61% of employees feel appreciated in the workplace, and when recognition is given, it...

 US-based financial services firm Wells Fargo has announced plans to retrench 5-10% of its workforce by 2021, in a company-wide townhall statement by CEO Tim Sloan. According to the company’s latest regulatory filing on 3 August, 2018, it has “approximately 265,000active, full-time equivalent team members”, thus the job cuts will be in the range of 13,250 to up to 26,500 employees globally, which reflects...

A new report by Oxford Economics and Cisco explores what the next decade of technological change will mean for ASEAN workers. By leveraging data on 433 occupations across 21 industries, it modeled the the impact of technology adoption patterns on the 275 million FTE workers in the six largest ASEAN economies – namely, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Singapore’s labour...

 It is common knowledge that working adults should get 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. However, a report by Mattress Online revealed a majority of workers are getting less than that, with  75% of Brits sleeping less than 7 hours per night and 65% of Americans getting 7 hours or less. This costs the UK economy and US economy £40bn and £310bn respectively. Needless to say, lack of sleep doesn’t just affect...

 Singapore’s Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad has accepted the recommendations of the International Advisory Panel (IAP) for WSH at the Singapore WSH Conference on 30 August 2018. The Ministry of Manpower will work with tripartite partners and industry stakeholders to incorporate the IAP’s recommendations into the WSH2028 strategy, which aims to deepen WSH ownership, renew focus on workplace...

An agile working culture is key to survival in this rapidly changing world. Experts from Tripartite Alliance for Fair & Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) reveal how employers can cultivate one. Many organisations are shifting from hierarchical structures to developing a more agile working culture that focuses on the organisation’s ability to transform itself to meet changing demands. This requires...