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World Mental Health Day 2019

Yesterday, 10 October was World Mental Health Day 2019. The focus this year is on suicide prevention. According to WHO, close to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year worldwide. What are the mental health issues facing the average Singaporean? The latest Singapore Mental Health Study found that about 14% of Singaporeans have experienced a mood, anxiety or alcohol-use disorder in their lifetime. What can employers do to encourage positive mental health among…

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Artificial intelligence is driving the next generation of jobs in the UK

It was featured in the Straits Times on 26 September 2019 that “Singapore is the most prepared for the next wave of technology disruption that will be brought about by artificial intelligence (AI), according to a new index on AI readiness that ranks 105 global cities.” London came second, followed by New York. Preparedness was measured in four broad categories: vision, activation ability, asset base and growth trajectory. How will the job market in Singapore…

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6 carmakers that are betting electric scooters and bikes — not cars — are the future of city transportation

Recently, more than 75,000 e-scooters have been registered before the June 30 deadline. Otherwise it would be illegal for owners of these e-scooters to “ride, cause or permit another person to ride” an unregistered device on public paths. The e-scooter registration regime aims to deter reckless riding and facilitate enforcement efforts against errant riders, to improve public safety for all path users. 73% of the registrants are between the ages of 21 and 50. This…

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Over 9 in 10 Singapore employers have trouble hiring talent who can cope with new technologies

Workplace dynamics are rapidly changing around the world as digital transformation takes place. However, more than nine in 10 (93 per cent) Singapore employers say that they find it difficult to train and hire staff to cope with new technologies. https://www.businessinsider.sg/over-9-in-10-singapore-employers-have-trouble-hiring-talent-who-can-cope-with-new-technologies/ #workplace #digital #transformation #newtechnologies #employers #recruit #training #employees #HR #humanresources https://www.businessinsider.sg/over-9-in-10-singapore-employers-have-trouble-hiring-talent-who-can-cope-with-new-technologies/

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5G & The Future Of Connectivity: 20 Industries The Tech Could Transform

The highly anticipated major 5G networks are expected to be deployed by 2020, and several countries are locked in a fierce battle for the top spot in global 5G development. Three countries — the United States, South Korea, and China — are spearheading the 5G revolution. The technology will enable faster data transfer speeds (from 4G’s 1Gbps to 10Gbps). As a result, 5G not only creates tremendous opportunity for numerous industries, but also sets the…

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Want to Transfer to Another Job Within the Same Company? Here’s How to Actually Do It

Getting frustrated with your job? Before you start looking for work at other companies, perhaps, it’s worth seeing which new positions are available at your current organization. Not only is your current employer more likely to take a chance on you — after all, you’ve (hopefully) already proven yourself — many companies specifically have programs that facilitate internal transfers of employees. Here are some things to consider if you’re making a lateral move at your…

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New Privacy Rules Starting September 1

A new privacy rule for Singaporeans is starting this Sunday, 1 September 2019. Here’s all you need to know… https://www.businessinsider.sg/entering-a-lucky-draw-do-not-fill-in-your-nric-number-heres-all-you-need-to-know-about-new-privacy-rules-starting-sept-1/ https://www.businessinsider.sg/entering-a-lucky-draw-do-not-fill-in-your-nric-number-heres-all-you-need-to-know-about-new-privacy-rules-starting-sept-1/ #NRIC #privacy #guidelines #organisations #visitor #identification #HR #humanresources

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10 Ways Retirement Will Be Different in 2030

By 2030, the retirement age and re-employment age in Singapore will be raised to 65 and 70 respectively. In this article, The Kiplinger Letter gives us a glimpse of tech trends that will affect the way retirees live in 2030. https://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/retirement/T057-S010-10-ways-retirement-will-be-different-in-2030/index.html #retire #retirees #technology #techtrends #health #financialsecurity #smarthomes #HR #humanresources https://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/retirement/T057-S010-10-ways-retirement-will-be-different-in-2030/index.html

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How education needs to change to prepare you for the new work life

Employability is a major demand driver for education. At the G20 summit in 2018, Argentinian President Mauricio Macri said, “The future of work will be a race between education and technology ”… Is our education system and university programmes preparing the right people for our changing labour market? https://www.businessinsider.com.au/youll-probably-have-12-jobs-in-your-life-heres-how-education-needs-to-change-to-prepare-you-for-the-new-work-life-2019-8?utm_source=Business+Insider+Australia+-+10+things+you+need+to+know+in+the+morning+in+Australia&utm_campaign=76ab4dac9e-businessinsider_2019_08_14&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8a990bd96b-76ab4dac9e-280788157 https://www.businessinsider.com.au/youll-probably-have-12-jobs-in-your-life-heres-how-education-needs-to-change-to-prepare-you-for-the-new-work-life-2019-8?utm_source=Business+Insider+Australia+-+10+things+you+need+to+know+in+the+morning+in+Australia&utm_campaign=76ab4dac9e-businessinsider_2019_08_14&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8a990bd96b-76ab4dac9e-280788157 #future #workforce #education #skillsdeficit #lifelonglearning #adaptability #gaps #HR #humanresources

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Happy 54th Birthday, Dear Singapore!

Come Friday, 9th August, we will be celebrating the 54th anniversary of Singapore’s independence. The venue for this year’s National Day Parade is the Padang, as Singapore commemorates its bicentennial. Happy 54th Birthday, Dear Singapore! May you continue to grow and prosper – providing jobs, wealth and prosperity for Singaporeans and residents. And remain a safe place for everyone to live in peace and harmony. (Image Credit: fbcsg.org)

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