The unemployment rate among Singaporeans continued to fall in April, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced on Thursday (June 3). “The unemployment situation continues to improve in April 2021,” said MOM in its April report on Singapore’s unemployment. The citizen unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage point to 4.1%, while Singapore’s rate fell from 4% to 3.9%. Overall, the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 2.9%. A total of 92,100 people were unemployed in April, including 82,800 residents, the report said. Resident refers to Singaporeans and permanent residents. The unemployment rate in Singapore last peaked in September 2020 and has been steady or declining month-on-month since then. Personnel Minister Tan Zee Leng
In 2019, the hiring rate in Singapore has picked up, so if you did not manage to get interviewed or hired for what you looking for, it is time make it right. We are sharing with you 5 MUST KNOW tips for job hunting in 2020! Sharpen your ‘soft’ skills. Singapore companies are not just making offers to candidates based on technical competencies but also on communication skills, leadership abilities and high emotional intelligence. More often than not, when you advance to final round interviews, the deal breaker is not on your technical abilities (where most international candidates are strongest) but on your ‘soft’ skills. Yes, it does matter. Invest time
Companies attach great importance to employee retention, because employee replacement, especially productive ones, costs time and money. Leaving talented employees from your company can also pressure existing employees to take on additional work while those roles can be filled. With this in mind, retaining your top employees should be a priority. Here are eight tips on how to keep your best employees. Pay above average wage One of the most obvious ways to keep your best employees is to offer them above-average wages and generous benefits. This can retain employees and encourage them to stick only to wages and benefits. They can also offer special loyalty bonuses to encourage you
As voted by its labour force, Singapore is the best country to earn a living in Asia. Based on the Global Competitiveness Report by the World Economic Forum, besides the city’s standard of living, Singapore’s working conditions are the best in the region as employees are deemed to be better taken care of due to effective labour policies and a general employer mind-set that allows for employees to enjoy a balance in life. Post your resume and apply to work in Singapore today. Source: EDB Also see guide to working and living in Singapore.