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Flexible work arrangements main way to support working mothers

Over 1,000 companies have signed up for the Work-Life Grant which provides funding and incentives for companies to offer flexible work arrangements for employees, said Second Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo in Parliament on Tuesday (Oct 3). Ms Teo, who is also...

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Why Should You Measure Employer Brand Equity?

The modern business world is not just contending for the hearts and minds of its consumers; the global adversaries are also contending for the best possible employee. While the product brand, or external branding, plays a pivotal role in the growth of a company, it is...

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How to Start a Business Blog?

Do you run your business online? and still haven’t integrated a blog? If that’s the case, then you certainly need to consider starting one unless you enjoy the monopoly in your space. The 2017 business report of Inbound said that 63% of the marketers globally face...

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The Advantages of Using Channel Partners

Mutual cooperation can be beneficial, especially when it comes to your revenues. Your sales team may already be delivering their very best performance levels, but if there are other ways to increase your sales, why shouldn’t you go for them? Channel partner strategies...

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Hidden Talent Pools That You Need To Know

It has been real painful for Singapore businesses over the past two years. For a nation that is addicted to the allure of cheap and easy foreign labour, the catastrophic withdrawal symptoms were apparently obvious when scores of companies have to not just stop hiring...

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Help Your Employees Save Time with Automatic Texting

Guest Post The more efficient your employees are, the more productive they can be. When employees can work with efficiency, no time is wasted and they are able to focus all of their energy on building the company. From optimizing workflows to investing in new...

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Creative Recruitment Campaigns That Companies Can Learn From

Hiring is tough. Try to do that in Singapore and it's a matter of time before you come down with depression. With the increase in employee attrition, recruiters are spending crazy hours going through and filtering the most suitable candidates from thousands of resumes...

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Candidate Engagement Should Begin Before Recruiting

Most companies I work with understand the importance of employee engagement and the impact that it brings to their business. But despite that, 70% of employees surveyed in a Gallup report described themselves as neutral of “actively disengaged”. This means they are...

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Destroy Your Competition With These 3 Free Recruitment Tools

How many recruiters do you think are currently using LinkedIN for recruitment? I just did a search for recruiters on LinkedIN and a filter to the ones that are based in Singapore reveals 7,636 results. I'm pretty sure there are way more since I'm not using any premium...

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5 Free Steps To Your First Employer Branding Content

You get it. Employer Branding is not just an option anymore. It is a must-have. Just as one should have a Facebook account, otherwise risk the weird stares and comments. You try. You really do. You look at what Apple is doing, what Spotify has on its career page… and...

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How To Set The Compensation Structure For Your Startup

Striking a compensation structure is usually the last thing on any founder’s mind. But just like the exercise regime that you keep putting off, it will only slowly manifest into an enormous problem in the future. And I am not talking about anything complicated. This...

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4 Simple Hacks To Better Candidate Experience

In my previous world of agency recruitment, the focus is always the same: Selected Candidates + Clients = Placements = Commission Nothing else matters. And this has worked for us for many years. But increasingly we are seeing a neglected group becoming more vocal. Not...

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Why Branded Water Bottle Merchandise Rock for Small Businesses

If you want to get the word out about your business products and services, you should go for a fool-proof idea of getting your brand logo printed on promotional items. One of the great promotional items is a branded water bottle. Here is why! A Seasonal Corporate Gift...

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3 Singapore HR Tech Startups To Look Out For In 2017

HR tech startups have seen considerable momentum recently, raising US$2.4B in 2015, according to CB Insights. That represents a whopping 62% growth in funding over the total in 2014. From unicorns like Gusto and Zenefits to early-stage startups improving employee...

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This Is How You Can Maximise Returns Of PIC Investments

For any business owner in Singapore, you would have heard of the Productivity & Innovation Credit (PIC) Scheme. It was introduced in the 2010 Budget and lets enterprises enjoy up to 400% tax deduction or allowances or get 60% cash payouts when they invest in any...

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