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Which industries can Singapore’s unhappiest workers be found?

Despite good news on Singapore’s economic and productivity fronts, the Singapore workforce have little to cheer about when it’s time to go to work.According to the JobsCentral Work Happiness Survey Report 2017, at least one in two employees is unhappy at work. With an average Overall Work Happiness Indicator Score of 46.8%, this marks a […]

New curriculum, text books as Chinese schools start academic year

New curriculum, text books as Chinese schools start academic year Children run after getting new textbooks at Xuyi Shiyan Primary School in Xuyi County, east China’s Jiangsu province — As millions of Chinese students entered new primary and middle schools on the first day of the academic year on Friday, they received newly-edited books and […]

The 153 Best Company Cultures in America (and What You Can Learn From Them)

For the second year, Entrepreneur partnered with CultureIQ to find the best office cultures in America. For more companies, tips and profiles, check out the rest of 2017’s Top Company Cultures package. Work should be gratifying. We should appreciate our colleagues. Our peers should inspire us. And our happy, efficient, productive workplaces should — and will — lead us all […]

Cash incentives, overseas study trips for senior childcare teachers in new programme

SINGAPORE: Pre-school principals and lead teachers can now go on overseas study trips and receive cash incentives, under a new professional development programme launched on Friday (Oct 6). The Professional Development Programme (PDP) for Leaders, announced at the Early Childhood Development … Go to Source Author: SG Date: 6th October 2017, 13:03

40% of pre-schools in Singapore now SPARK-accredited

SINGAPORE: Forty per cent of all pre-schools islandwide are now certified under the Early Childhood Development Agency’s (ECDA) Singapore Pre-school Accreditation Framework (SPARK), up from 30 per cent last year, ECDA said on Friday (Oct 6). SPARK certification assesses pre-school education … Go to Source Author: SG Date: 6th October 2017, 17:03

SkillsFuture programme to equip Singaporeans with basic digital skills launched

SINGAPORE: An initiative aimed at equipping Singaporeans with basic digital workplace skills was launched on Thursday (Oct 5) by Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung. The SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace national initiative, which costs a flat fee of S$50, is … Go to Source Author: SG Date: 5th October 2017, 16:04

How HR leaders can help drive company culture

Jayesh Menon, HR Director, Moet Hennessy Asia-Pacific Singapore, shares six ways in which HR can create a value-added culture.About the authorJayesh Menon, HR Director, Moet Hennessy Asia-PacificMenon has over 15 years’ HR experience, and has been hands-on in setting up new locations and global shared services across multiple countries in the Asia-Pacific region.He has also […]

How Singapore Is Retraining Its Workforce

In a shifting economy and corporate world, agility has become a key predictor of success—yet studies show only a fraction of the global workforce is considered highly agile. In this regular column, Michael Distefano, Korn Ferry’s chief marketing officer and chief operating officer, Asia Pacific, explores the concept of agility: who has it, who doesn’t, and what companies […]

How Starbucks Brews Its Workplace Culture: A Guide to Employee Engagement and Talent Retention

Workplace culture could either be a boon or bane for a company’s success. When organisations put efforts in turning its visions and values into meaningful culture and infuse it to the workforce, this will result in loyal, highly-engaged, and goal-driven employees. That being said, workplace culture could be a powerful tool to engage and retain […]

Employee Engagement

If th ere’s one thing that’s certain in the world of Human Resources, it’s that employee engagement matters. If there’s a second thing that’s certain, it’s that HR knowing this has done almost nothing to improve employee engagement. Engagement is not a program,” he states. Source: Employee Engagement – Human Resources Today