United Kingdom – Joint pay claim by health workers’ unions – September 30, 2017Fourteen health sector trade unions, representing over one million members, submitted a joint pay claim to the government. Pay negotiations in the sector are normally carried out in a special pay review body that includes employer and trade union representatives. However, the unions decided to bypass this mechanism and ask the government directly for extra funding in next year’s budget for health workers’ pay. The basic claim wo

Source: United Kingdom – Joint pay claim by health workers’ unions – September 30, 2017

0

French family-owned company, Lesaffre, specialising in yeasts and fermentation products, has launched a new expertise hub in Singapore on Tuesday (May 16).As cited in the company’s press release, the Singapore hub fortifies Lesaffre’s commitment to its regional customers while working with them to meet local demands in a diverse region. The project, an investment of S$4 million, is expected to create more than 75 jobs by the end of 2018.Located along with several others of the company’s teams, the regional hub is expected to consolidate Lesaffre’s various business streams at the forefront of advanced yeast applications and improve collaborative engineering of tailored business solutions in the region.

Source: More jobs to be created in Singapore as Lesaffre opens new APAC regional hub | Human Resources Online

0

The latest annual Global Salary Survey from Robert Walters has revealed  positive job market for technology specialists, digital marketers, regulatory and compliance project professionals, and skilled contractors in 2017. This demand will be driven by an increase in multinationals and startups establishing operations in Singapore.The survey also reported that while salaries are broadly expected to remain the same across all industries for 2017, candidates with in-demand experience and skills can anticipate an average salary increment of 10% to 20% when switching jobs.Toby Fowlston, managing director of Robert Walters Southeast Asia, commented: “Even with the global economic and political uncertainty, Singapore will experience moderate levels of recruitment in 2017.“Due to talent shortages for specialist roles, companies need to have an efficient recruitment process and widen their options by considering high-potential candidates with transferrable skills to fill certain roles. We also anticipate a continual demand for both domestic and overseas returning Singaporean talent,” he added.

Source: Singapore’s salary and job trends for 2017 | Human Resources Online

0

Salaries across Asia Pacific are projected to rise 5.9% in 2017, up a fraction from 5.8% this year but in fact reflecting broader downward pressure on salary increase budgets in the region, as employers seek to keep costs down amid slowing economic growth, according to a report released today by leading global advisory, broking and solutions company Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW). Salaries were projected to rise 6.4% in 2016, but in reality rose just 5.8% – the first time below 6% since 2012 (see figu

Source: Asia Pacific 2017 salary rises projected at 5.9%, but declining trend suggests lower – Willis Towers Watson study – Willis Towers Watson

0