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In the face of increasingly challenging economic climates, many companies in Singapore find themselves at a crossroads, grappling with the dual pressures of uncertainty and the need for sustained growth. Within this volatility, the world of work has continued to evolve, and organisations are cautiously switching from simply keeping the lights on, to strategically planning for the future. ...

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How Contract Workers Can Help You Build a Boundaryless Organisation  Alistair Cox  Leading an organisation amid an ever-evolving world of work, it feels like there is a new corporate buzzword describing human behaviour and organisational design for us to deal with almost every week. From quiet quitting to hush trips and toxic positivity, we are busily inventing new terms to...

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The last few years have shown the importance of running a tight ship. With insights across Enterprise Solutions, we explore the key risk factors you need to consider when engaging with contract talent. Contract employment risk is inherently part of any working relationship where a non-employee worker is engaged and performing work for a manager or organisation. The need to mitigate risk is...

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Key Takeaways  What is a Total Workforce Strategy  Steps to ensure successful adoption  Next steps  A holistic workforce strategy that combines and aligns all hiring processes is the ideal for many organisations. We explore the stakeholders you’ll need to onboard to ensure the success of a Total Workforce strategy. A Total Workforce...

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Key Takeaways  Why the contingent workforce model is being accelerated  Key pillars of a successful contingent workforce management strategy  How to streamline your contigent workforce strategy The contingent workforce consists of a growing number of individuals that are hired to execute work on a non-permanent, per-project basis. The skills and...

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You don’t need to be a large organisation to benefit from engaging a Managed Service Programme (MSP) provider to ensure you are gaining maximum value and efficiency from the flexible component of your workforce. Shane Little offers his insights on what to look for in your MSP partnership. There’s a common misconception that you need to be a ‘big business’ in order to engage an MSP...

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A Managed Service Provider comes with a lot of benefits, but plenty of challenges. Read on to find out what we’ve learned over the years as a global MSP provider. Implementing a managed service provider: key insights Managed service provider (MSP) programmes provide companies and hiring managers with a central tool to simplify their recruitment process. In a single system, users can find...

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The contemporary HR technology ecosystem is a hybrid of systems and software that supports the streamlining of talent acquisition and management, including payroll, employee communications and time/attendance monitoring. Less than a decade ago, these ecosystems would have consisted of distinctly HR-focused technologies, such as Applicant Tracking and Vendor Management Systems...

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The world is going through a major shift, with people increasingly seeking purpose and meaning in their work. One trend that has emerged in recent years is the rise of the "tech for good" sector, which has attracted a diverse range of people, from seasoned professionals to recent graduates, who are passionate about using their skills to create positive change.  I recently spoke to...

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As we’ve heard from COP27, the window for meaningful climate action is narrowing. What is becoming ever clearer for leaders in the world of work, is that our workforces care about this issue, and they expect us to care too. Many employees want to work for businesses that have a social conscience, and sustainability is one important element that is attracting workers to companies. WORKERS...

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  The journey to Net Zero will require sustained action to drive green growth. For organisations to achieve this, their workforce will need the right tools. The transition to a green economy – that focuses on social equity and reducing damage to the environment – has been accelerating in recent years stimulated by the drive to reach Net Zero by 2050. Innovation and technology...

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To be at our best in terms of performance, life satisfaction, and ultimately our psychological health and wellbeing – we need to experience both a sense of purpose and pleasure. We feel a sense of purpose inside and outside of work, when we’re engaged in a task or activity that has real meaning for us, which fits with our values and identity, and is contributing to one of our bigger picture...

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  If you’ve read any news articles online, or picked up a newspaper in recent weeks, chances are you’ve heard about quiet quitting – the work-place phenomenon that has recently taken over TikTok. To some, quiet quitting means refusing to go above and beyond at work. It is a rejection of the hustle culture. To others, it means setting boundaries to improve their work-life balance. I...

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When it comes to attracting and retaining top talent, it’s important that organisations are able to offer their employees more than just a competitive salary. Of course, remuneration is a significant factor in a candidate’s decision making, but it is no longer the sole (or, in some cases, even main) driver. Whether it be through their purpose or by ensuring that employees have the...

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The importance of employee upskilling has been heightened since the pandemic. The world of work has changed faster and in more fundamental ways than any of us have experienced before. However, the speed at which digital transformation has taken place has not been matched by the supply of talent available for these roles. This is a problem affecting business leaders in all sectors and...

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As leaders continually adapt to the ever-changing world of work, emotional intelligence has become an increasingly important trait to possess to effectively build trust and confidence with their teams. So today, we’re joined by Shannon Houde, Founder and Managing Director of Walk of Life Coaching, Certified Executive Coach, and Author of the book, Good Work. Shannon is here...

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  This July marks a significant moment not just in the Hays story, but my own story with Hays. As I step into my new role as Managing Director, Asia, I reflect on our new strapline and brand promise – Working for your tomorrow – and what it means for us as a business as we continue to lead the recruitment industry in Asia. Much has been said about the changes we’ve undergone in the...

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  At the end of 2019, environmental, social and governance (ESG) momentum around the world was strong – especially with regard to improving the sustainability of many organisations. But then came COVID-19, forcing many businesses into survival mode. As the world recovers, how can businesses ensure that being greener moves back up the agenda? Over the past few years, businesses have...

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  If your next career goal is to become a people manager, then there’s one crucial skill you need to develop: adaptability.  The best manager will shift and flex in response to the changing environment around them and, crucially, the different motivations of the individuals they lead. In short, they are a chameleon who can adapt to suit the situation at hand. For instance,...

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    Get up, commute, arrive at work, make a coffee, settle in for the next eight hours at your desk, turn your computer off, commute, go to the gym, get home, make dinner, watch TV, and go to bed. Do it all over again the next day, and the next and the next…does the term Groundhog Day spring to mind perhaps?   I would hope that this isn’t the reality you face every morning...

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