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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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As the pace of digital transformation accelerates, organisations in Singapore are increasingly seeking adept cybersecurity professionals to bolster their initiatives. The escalating complexity of cybersecurity threats has led to a surge in demand, making cybersecurity one of the fastest-growing sectors in Singapore. Acknowledging this challenge, the government recently allocated $1 billion to...

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Working with a recruitment consultant We thought it might be helpful for you to know how to maximise the benefits of using a recruitment consultant. Of course it's our job to find the best person for each role, but by partnering with a recruiting expert you will have an advocate who will promote your strengths and expertise to potential employers.   Benefits of an expert recruiter...

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6 reasons why you should be job hunting right now In the ever-evolving landscape of the professional world, the timing of a job hunt can significantly impact your career trajectory. Job seekers contemplating the idea of dusting off their resume and diving into the job market will find that now might be the perfect moment to take the plunge. In this blog post, we'll explore six compelling...

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The secrets of a successful talent sourcing partner To the untrained eye, developing a sourcing strategy for obtaining candidates may seem a simple process, with technology enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the modern recruiter. However, ask any workforce experts and they'll likely admit it's far from plain sailing (either that or they're underestimating the task ahead!). Talent...

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How create a competitive advantage from your contract workers Companies are facing economic uncertainty. They are also experiencing a decrease in available skilled workers. Additionally, there is a persistent gap between required skills and available talent. This is all happening as the workplace continues to rapidly change. Companies worldwide are hiring contract workers to gain...

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How to manage your multi-generational workforce: 3 top tips for leaders Look across the office (or virtual call) and you'll likely find memebers of the 'Silent Generation' and Baby Boomers working alongside the emerging Generation Z. By 2050, there will be one person aged 65 and over for every two persons aged 20-64, according to data from the OECD. The same study stated that living...

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In the heat of the moment during a job interview, it’s understandable to take seemingly straightforward questions at face value. The result? You’re either a little too honest with the interviewer, too unfocused in your answer, or you push too hard to sell yourself.  In every case, you risk giving your interviewer the wrong impression. As such, it’s important to stop and ask...

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While digital transformation has been a buzzword for the longest time now, the trend of organisations adapting to modern technology has been accelerating at a startling pace. Today, many organisations are adapting to these changes to meet the changing needs of consumers and the workforce. And while disruptions are to be expected with any new technology, none are as threatening as a potential...

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When applying for a job, it can be tricky to show that you’re the right person for the role, particularly if you’re unsure of what the hiring party needs to know about you. However, you’ll stand a much better chance of impressing your potential manager or interviewer if you can offer examples of soft skills that employers are looking for.  What are soft skills? As opposed to...

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Key Takeaways  Research indicates that contract workers suffer from adverse mental health for a variety of reasons, many of them due to the working patterns and job insecurity inherent to contract work.  As a contract worker, you may sometimes feel disposable or replaceable, as a result of inconsistent and irregular work, which can impact negatively on your mental...

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How to choose between in-house and consultant cyber security jobs  Miguel Duran  The cyber security jobs market is growing, and the recent pandemic has widened the skills gap in this area. As outlined in our global cyber security report for 2023, 72% of employers believe that events in recent years have had a significant impact on their cyber risk profile. However, 90% claim that...

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Are you thinking about leaving your permanent role and starting a career in IT contracting? If so, this can be an incredibly exciting prospect, which will no doubt benefit your long-term career. You won’t be stuck doing the same thing day in, day out, and you’ll have variety in your job roles, where you work and the people you meet.   But, how do you know if you’ve really got what it...

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Rapid technological advances are a sign of the times, but they’ve left many employers scrambling to deliver IT and business transformation even faster than ever before. It’s therefore no wonder that IT contractors are now viewed by employers as an ideal flexible resource to help them deliver projects and add technical skills in areas where a team is falling short.   And it’s not a...

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Research conducted by the company behind ChatGPT, Open AI, concluded that 80% of workers in the US could see at least 10% of their work automated in the near future. Similarly, a report published by Goldman Sachs in late March 2023 predicted that 300 million jobs worldwide will be affected by generative AI. The report also noted that, while some job losses would be inevitable, adopting AI...

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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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  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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We’ve all had it, that awful sinking feeling you get when you’ve just realised you’ve made a mistake. Unfortunately, there is no avoiding it, we are all human, and mistakes are an inevitable part of our daily working lives. What really matters is how we take ownership for these mistakes, how we present a viable solution for them, and then bounce back. So, if you’ve recently made a mistake...

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