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HR WhatNow: Managing and enabling older workers with digital transformation

The digital transformation has a direct impact in the way that jobs are being created, advertised and looked out for in today’s society. While many worry about the number of opportunities for low technology jobs, the impact of digital transformation on the nature of work already upon us and we have already seen many jobs disappearing due to technology and more are likely to as well in the future. The population that is most affected…

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HR WhatNow: What Happens to Work-From-Home as Phase 3 Eases?

With the announcement of further easing of Covid-19 measures last week, public servants who are currently working from home will return to the office at least three out of five working days. Private-sector employers are also be allowed up to 75% of a company’s employees to return to the workplace at any one time up from the current 50%. While the regulations are easing up, the questions remain, should employees be given a choice to…

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HR WhatNow: Engaging Work-From-Home Employees Sustainably

The pandemic has turned 2020 into a “year of remote work.” Regardless of large organizations or small local businesses are forced to enable remote work at a scale they have never done before. The initial hype in virtual meetings to maintain the face-to-face interaction also started to get burnouts from the constant usage. Work from home, or now abbreviated to WFH, was an arrangement that seems novel and exciting at first but is losing its…

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HR WhatNow: S$700mn extension to the Jobs Support Scheme & More

Singapore’s latest budget speech was delivered on 16th February 2021 by Finance minister, Heng Swee Keat in parliament, an array of funds were announced to put together a framework to build resilience and prepare for the life post-pandemic. Measures are taken to include a 6 months extension on the jobs support scheme, salaries for specific sectors and job growth incentives. Here are the key excerpts of how the budget will support HR aspects for Companies.…

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HR WhatNow: Why Would Cultural & Job Fit Matter?

What’s exactly “cultural fit” and “job fit” anyway? Simply put it means finding the employees who not only believe in what the company is doing, but also share a similar outlook and attitude with their future colleagues. And why would that be important? Just imagine managing a group of people who are disgruntled because they are against each other, every workday. Not only will be that be much additional stress, it is counterproductive for the…

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HR WhatNow: Remote Working To Continue And How

 Physically reporting up for work at an office is unlikely to resume even if the COVID-19 pandemic is over. There is an increasing number of knowledge-based employees who have become accustomed to working out of office or remotely in other settings and this arrangement is expected to become the new norm in the current situation. Remote working is not a new concept, but the adoption (or compulsion to adopting it) has been catalysed due to…

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HR WhatNow: How HR contributes to top line revenue & bottom line cost

Profits are what drives the company forward and in a simplified explanation, profits are derived when income is more than expenditures. (image: colliers.com) HR is usually not the first function that comes into mind when talking about company profits, but that would be greatly undermining the impact it has on a company’s performance because it is the people that creates top & bottom line therefore it is the management of these ‘human’ resources that will…

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HR Whatnow: Working During A Pandemic?

As featured in Talking Point 2020/2021 EP 24 On 8th October 2020, Singapore’s national program “Talking Point” touched on the workforce going back to work at their workplaces. Having said that, there are still many strict safe distancing rules like split team arrangement, controlled access and one metre safe distancing. Our Director & Partner Consultant of Enable Consulting, Ms Joerin Yao, was invited to one of segments in the 22 minutes long program with one…

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HR Whatnow : Phase 3 in Singapore

Dos, Don’ts & Maybe(s) Last week, the Minister of Education & co-chair MTF announced that the Singapore Government is planning to enter into Phase 3 in the coming weeks ahead. During the media announcement he has made emphasis on several areas that covers how the framework may take shape both socially & professionally. Here are the few parts from the announcement excerpts; Travels Singapore could be opening up our borders for travel to safer countries,…

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HR Whatnow : Minimum Wages

The Pros, The Cons & The Trade-offs 3 weeks ago, when the Ministry of Manpower announced its implementation of an enhanced minimum wage for foreign workers across the sectors, there was a mix of reactions on whether this is the solution for the Singapore workforce. The textbook definition of minimum wages is explained with “the minimum amount of remuneration that an employer is required to pay wage earners for the work performed”. Source But what…

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