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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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HR WhatNow : ART OF HIRING

$12,500 – $19,000. That’s how much you lose for every wrong hire, excluding salaries. Almost certainly, the salaries of the employees constitute a large phttps://www.enablegroup.com.sg/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/hiring-the-right-person.pngortion in any businesses’ accounting books. Business owners, and partners alike, knows how important this operating cost is to the company but not all companies have a process to safeguard this investment by hiring the right employees when they really should. Some businesses choose to outsource the work partial/full process to…

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HR WhatNow : Hiring The Right Sales Person

Sales is probably one of the functions that is hardest to hire for. You can’t do without it, but you can’t get it right either. Hiring a good salesperson is the dream of every employer (and we are talking about the ‘Hunters’ in the sales function). A good salesperson eases up a lot of burden of the company/department regardless of the establishment’s size. But getting it wrong will get you south very quickly too. From…

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HR WhatNow : Recession Survival Guide List (2 of 2)

Singapore enters technical recession as GDP plunges 12.6% in Q2 For the readers who are currently operating in any capacity of the HR personnel in a company it is official: Singapore has entered into its worse economy performance, possibly, since its founding year. Report read here. This is the situation that we all as companies operating in Singapore have to deal with and many of the companies you are in may succumb to the pressures…

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HR WhatNow : Recession Survival Guide List (1 of 2)

Singapore enters technical recession as GDP plunges 12.6% in Q2 For the readers who are currently operating in any capacity of the HR personnel in a company it is official: Singapore has entered into its worse economy performance, possibly, since its founding year. Report read here. This is the situation that we all as companies operating in Singapore have to deal with and many of the companies you are in may succumb to the pressures…

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Time Banking. Savior or Doomsayer At The End Of Circuit Breaker

For the folks in the retail industry, the term time banking would not be new but for the benefit of others; the original term for time banking is used to describe bartering services for other benefits other than money. On Monday, 15 June 2020, Straits Times published an article titled “Pay now, work later” talks about how employees are faced with the situation where they have to “return the working hours” through overtime and in…

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Summary of the Fortitude Budget and how it will affect your Human Resource policies

Complimenting Budget Support for Human Resource adjustments Singapore’s latest Fortitude Budget was introduced by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in Parliament on Tue, 26 May 2020. What It Means – Work costs: The Foreign Worker Levy waiver and discount will be reached out by 2 months for organizations who can’t continue nearby activities. The Government will likewise concede higher CPF commitment rates for senior employees by one year to 1 January…

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