Monday, May 25, 2020

CALLS FOR POVERTY LINE AMID INEQUALITIES

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Poverty researchers say Singapore must do more to address the plight of its poor in the face of a widening wealth gap. The government...

SENSORS TO BE PART OF SINGAPORE SMART NATION

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Around 1,000 sensors are to be planted throughout the island nation to track everything from air quality and water level to public safety. The...

ONE DEATH A WEEK AT CONSTRUCTION SITES

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There have been 19 workplace deaths in the first three months of this year, the Workplace Safety and Health Council revealed in a report...

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SUFFER FROM BURNOUT

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The incidence of young professionals ending up with medical problems, including insomnia, depression and hypertension, is becoming more frequent, the major cause of which...

BANKS, IT FIRMS MULL MOVING OFFSHORE

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The manpower shortage is forcing banks and IT firms to consider moving their middle and back-end functions offshore, a shift that could hit business...

ASIAN PENSION SYSTEM HAS MAJOR WEAKNESS

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According to the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index, which studies global pension systems on the three indices of adequacy, sustainability, and integrity, a major...

2015 BRINGS LONG WEEKENDS, SHORT BREAKS

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Public holiday dates for 2015 released recently by the Manpower Ministry yielded seven long weekends, as the days off fall either on Friday, Sunday...

SURVEY AIMS TO DEFINE WORKPLACE HAPPINESS

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A new survey by the non-profit Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) and research firm Align Group aims to find out what workplace happiness means...

MINISTRY FINDS TRAINING OUTCOMES POSITIVE

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A report from the Singapore Ministry of Manpower found the majority of employers continued to provide structured training to their employees in 2012 despite...

4 IN 10 SINGAPOREANS WANT EARLY RETIREMENT

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Almost 4 in 10 Singaporean employees want to retire at the age of 55, 10 years earlier than the retirement age set by the...