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Mercer: Singaporeans are less satisfied with their companies compared to their global counterparts
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Singaporeans are less satisfied with their employers compared to their global counterparts, according to Mercer’s new Singapore employee engagement index Only 68% of Singaporean employees advocate for their companies as good places to work, compared to 76% in APAC. 30% feel their employers Read More

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Why can’t we be transparent – for once – on labour statistics?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

Lee Kuan Yew’s warning about foreign workers?  I was tagged by Yeoh Lam Keong to a facebook photo which quoted Lee Kuan Yew in 2010- “In five years, you will have 120,000 work-permit holders .. in 10 years, a quarter million. Is it bearable? Maybe if they Read More

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Renting and driving for Uber: How much do you need to work to break even?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by ValuePenguin.sg Everyone knows how expensive it is to own a car in Singapore. To get around these high prices ranging from S$100,000 and above, some savvy consumers have been resorting to renting from Uber and driving them for few hours a day to make up for Read More

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Has the wage gap in Singapore really been closing
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by ValuePenguin.sg There have been many reports of the narrowing wage gap in Singapore. For instance, Singapore’s Gini coefficient, the most commonly used indicator of income inequality, has reached 0.458 in 2016, its lowest level in a decade (it was -2.6% lower than Read More

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CUHK Business School research reveals why some people switch jobs more frequently than others
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

According to the data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth, it is possible that some people have worked in more than 10 jobs in a lifetime. In the study highlight posted by the US Bureau of Labour Statistics (LBS), “on average, from Read More

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Many elderly work out of need, not out of choice
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The National Survey of Senior Citizens showed that senior citizens did not consider retirement an option, contrary to the myth that the elderly work to keep fit or stay active. The survey found out in 2011, more than 50 percent of elderly people Read More

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NTUC presents highest May Day award to DPM Tharman
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

This year’s highest May Day award has been bestowed on Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Coordinating Minister for Economic & Social Polices Tharman Shanmugaratnam. The awards were presented to DPM Tharman at a ceremony held on 13 May 2017 at the Orchid Country Read More

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Why is a local PMET IT job posted in JobStreet’s Indonesia webportal?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

A friend who has been unemployed for more than a year, after being laid off by a multi-national company (MNC) in Singapore, despite sending more than a hundred applications alerted me to the following job posting (she is applying for – more than Read More

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Increased personal accident insurance for FDWs set to increase but still not adequate
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Starting on 1 Oct 2017, employers of foreign domestic workers (FDWs) in Singapore will have to provide increased insurance coverage for their maids. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced on Sunday (7 May) during a May Day celebration organised by the government labour Read More

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Up to 8,000 new jobs and improved salaries in aviation industry
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Minister for Education (Schools) and Second Minister for Transport Ng Chee Meng said that up to 8,000 new jobs will be created or redesigned to enhance productivity by about 40 percent over the next eight years. Speaking at the 2017 Aviation Community Reception hosted Read More

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