Barangay Singapore on September 2nd, 2011

Tweet As an employee who have serve a company for sometime, you may receive the following: Retrenchment benefits when your employer no longer needs your services; or Retirement benefits when you reached your retirement age. Retrenchment benefits Retrenchment benefits are payments given by employers to compensate for the loss of employment. Payments to compensate employees […]

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Barangay Singapore on August 19th, 2011

Tweet Demand for contract hires in Singapore has not lost its momentum since the end of the last economic recession, as companies continue to employ IT professionals on contract to ensure an appropriately skilled workforce for projects, and candidates seek out assignments that offer flexibility and exposure. However, employees on contract point out the lack […]

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Tweet This videography report on wages in Singapore and the progress of employers in restructuring their wage system to be more flexible and performance-based. The findings are from a survey which effectively covered some 3,600 private establishments each employing at least 25 workers. Firms are encouraged to implement key wage recommendations for flexible wage system […]

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Tweet Starting January 2012, young foreigners wanting to apply for the Q1 Employment Pass (EP) in Singapore will need to earn at least $3,000. Older applicants will have to command an even higher salary to qualify for the same pass, which is one of three categories of EPs. The Q1 Pass applicants will also have […]

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Tweet The Singapore Government is committed to managing the size of the foreign workforce, as part of the broader strategies to achieve productivity-driven economic growth, as well as to ensure that Singaporeans remain at the core of a diverse and globally competitive workforce. The aim is to avoid increasing dependence on foreign workers over the […]

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Barangay Singapore on August 16th, 2011

Tweet Update from Ministry of Manpower regarding changes in the E-Pass and S-Pass: The profile of the local workforce has improved over the years. Specifically, the proportion of Professionals, Managers, Executives, and Technicians (PMETs) has increased to more than half of our local workforce and their salaries have also risen. To keep pace with the […]

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Barangay Singapore on August 5th, 2011

Tweet HOTEL guests in Singapore can look forward to better service, especially during busy periods, with the launch of an online registry that matches casual workers to hotels. The registry, allows hotels to tap on a database of ad-hoc workers to ease their manpower crunch during peak seasons such as festive periods. Hotel guests […]

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Barangay Singapore on August 5th, 2011

Tweet SINGAPORE – The career-for-life is vanishing. Human resources firm, Kelly Services, says more than half of all Singaporean respondents to its Global Workforce Index say they expect to switch careers within the next five years. The main cause (32 per cent) is the need for higher income, followed by changing personal interests (25 per […]

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Tweet The Ministry of National Development (MND) and the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) have formulated a Construction Productivity Roadmap to steer the industry towards higher productivity via a multi-pronged approach: Adjustment of Foreign Worker Levy (price lever) and MYE system (supply lever) to regulate the demand and supply of FWs respectively; Enhancement of the […]

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Tweet   A likely verdict of the immigration backlash by Singaporean voters is being felt by foreign workers half a world away — foreign hopefuls ranging from middle-aged professionals to fresh-faced graduates, from technicians and waitresses to construction workers, seeking to land a well-paying job here. After years of open immigration, tens of thousands are […]

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