Tag: Singapore

‘Vaccination mandatory for work passes, PR’: Singapore

Starting February 2022, no new work passes will be approved in Singapore without presenting a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. In other words, work passes will...

Singapore amends retirement age to 65

On November 2, the Singapore government passed a bill to amend the Retirement and Re-employment Act, raising the retirement and re-employment ages to 65...

‘Not fully vaccinated? Can’t enter workplace’, says Singapore government

Starting January 1, 2022, only fully vaccinated employees will be allowed to return to office in Singapore. According to the Health Ministry of the island,...

Singapore will adjust foreign worker policies

The Government of Singapore will make adjustments in its foreign worker policies with an aim to resolve the issue of competition for jobs among...

ExxonMobil to slash 300 jobs in Singapore

About 300 employees of ExxonMobil in Singapore will be asked to leave, as part of a major reorganisation exercise. The American oil and gas...

Vauld to expand operations in India, to hire engineering talent

Vault, the Singapore-based crypto lending platform, has managed to raise US$2 million in funding, that is, about Rs 15 crores of capital. It plans...

Real salaries in Singapore to climb 2.7%

Recent findings from ECA International found "real salaries" for Singapore and Hong Kong will rise to 2.7 per cent and 0.6 per cent respectively....

DBS Bank to introduce voluntary job-sharing scheme

Southeast Asian bank, DBS, is gearing up to officially launch a job-sharing scheme for employees in its Singapore branches, who require flexible work arrangements,...

Shell’s Singapore refinery to slash jobs

Royal Dutch Shell will shrink the workforce at its oil refinery in Singapore. It will also reduce the crude-processing capacity at the refinery by...

Societe Generale appoints Mukta Arya as HR head – APAC

Societe Generale has appointed Mukta Arya as head-HR, Asia Pacific region. Earlier, she was the head of talent development and inclusion, Asia-Pacific, in the...

Singapore to hike minimum qualifying salary for foreigners

In a bid to alleviate the job loss issue of locals, Singapore's Ministry of Manpower is expected to hike the minimum qualifying salary of...

MOM, Singapore, orders 3 workplaces to stop operations for inadequate safe...

After a strict inspection of almost 200 workplaces since businesses resumed operations in the island nation of Singapore, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has...

Singapore experiencing worst recession, highest unemployment rate in over 10 years

Ever since the global financial crisis in 2009, the unemployment rate in Singapore has not been this high. The first quarter saw the rate...

Julius Baer will lay off 300

Following a huge drop in profits last year, Swiss private bank, Julius Baer (JB), is now planning to cut 300 jobs in 2020. The...

Singapore’s Wage Credit Scheme to go cashless from March 2020

In an effort to build a smart nation, Singapore has decided to make the Wage Credit Scheme for eligible employers completely cashless from March,...

10,000 tech jobs in Singapore by 2022

The technology sector in Singapore is all set to create 10,000 jobs in three years under the aegis of Digital Industry Singapore (DISG), a...

Singapore to set up skill development centre in Assam

The SDC will train the youth of the northeastern states of India in the areas of tourism and food processing.

Michael Page’s India MD relocates to Singapore with additional responsibilities

Sebastien Hampartzoumian has relocated to Singapore.

 

DBS adds hackathons to its talent development programme

The company wants to create a digital mindset among its employees.

Why a coaching culture and not any other culture?

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,”...

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Medi Assist helps women relaunch their careers

Medi Assist recently launched a programme called Medi Akanksha, to help women who have taken a professional sabbatical or career break, to relaunch their...

Indian Railways eliminated 72,000 posts in 6 years

Indian Railways has abolished at least 72,000 Group C and D posts over the last six years in response to a proposal for surrendering...

Sumith Sumithran appointed head of people for India, at Branch

Branch International, the global personal finance app, has appointed Sumith Sumithran as head of people for India operations. Backed by over 14 years of HR...

Berger Paints appoints Ranjan Banerjee as group head-HR

Berger Paints has appointed Ranjan Banerjee as its group head-HR. He will report directly to Abhijit Roy, MD & CEO, Berger Paints. In this role,...

DIALOGUE

“Being good to everyone is being unjust to performers,” Mathew Job, CEO, Crompton

Q. In today’s times, what’s more challenging for a CEO like you — profit & business growth, talent & people, diversification, compliance or managing...

“A CEO needs to acknowledge the silent majority who create the company’s fortunes” S...

Q. RPG is a diversified group with businesses spread across sectors and domains. however, its brands have a strong individual identity unlike other business...

“If CEO is the father of an organisation, CHRO is the mother,” Pankaj Lochan

Q. You have been shuttling between HR and manufacturing roles. Was it a well-thought out strategy or did you just go with the flow...