If you are a foreigner seeking for a career in Singapore, one thing you must remember is that there you must have obtained an employment pass in order to be permitted to work. Otherwise you may end up violating laws and may be prosecuted or deported. One of the most relevant documents for foreigners who want
Are you on your way to find your dream job? Most people nowadays may find themselves in trouble when doing so, but not if you have a good Singapore registered recruitment agency to help you get there. Recruitment or Employment agencies are established to help both employers and job-seeker alike. They help employers hire a talent that meets
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Recruitment Agency is a useful resource as part of your job search strategy. Here are reasons why! A recruitment agency helps job seekers find employment, while also helping a company find the perfect person for the job they are advertising. Recruitment agencies in their specialist markets are able to give hiring team the market insight. They
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Here are five strategies to retaining your best talents based on the findings of one of Singapore’s leading employment agencies: Jobplus.
Have a purpose that is bigger than your company
Make a difference globally. Workers who deduce meaning from their employment are more prone to working hard and being loyal to their firm. A mission of corporate social responsibility is particularly enticing with Generation Y employees.
Aggressively pursue great culture
Focussing on your workplace is a simple method to influencing culture. Everything ranging from colours, artwork, music and furniture layout will create the tone for the type of behaviour you want to generate. Make the workplace a fun place to be in by formulating meaningful team-building activities. Potluck lunches and happy hours are also productive platforms to connect your team together personally.
Make your space matter
Affording a wide range of spaces and surfaces proves that you acknowledge that not everyone functions in the same manner and that you are willing to make alterations to accommodate your group. For example, you can offer standing desks and lounge settings in tandem with the usual desk setting.
Recognize the importance of remote work capabilities
Workers value the chance to work from home or from a coffee shop and deviate away from the structured nine-to-five schedule.
Demonstrate that work is part of your life — not your entire life
In today’s wireless era, it is tough to truly escape from work. Ensure that your workers comprehend that the firm appreciates them and wants them to be satisfied in all areas of their lives, even if that entails taking nights and weekends off. You can also endorse workers to incorporate personal aspects of their lives at work, such as bringing their pet into the workplace or enabling an occasional visit from families.
The Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) will be rolling out a new Jobs Bank in the middle of 2014. The new Jobs Bank will have functions to facilitate job search, submit online application and set job alerts for job seekers. Employers are able to search and shortlist registered job seekers for hiring needs.
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What is Jobs Bank?
The Jobs Bank is the Singapore Workforce Development Agency’s new public job portal to facilitate online job matching between local job seekers and employers. It is a self-help platform and will also support WDA’s career services and allow WDA to reach out a wider pool of local job seekers beyond its career centres.
The Jobs Bank is currently in its beta trial phase. The beta trial is part of WDA’s on-going efforts to involve the public in the development of the Jobs Bank prior to its launch. This trial offers the opportunity for invited employers and individuals to test the Jobs Bank and provide feedback on how WDA can improve on the user-friendliness of the portal.
Who can benefit from the Jobs Bank?
INDIVIDUALS – The Jobs Bank will be a simple and user-friendly portal that will serve the employment needs for local job seekers from various worker segments.
EMPLOYERS – All employers are welcomed to advertise directly on the Jobs Bank as we seek to develop it into a useful resource for your hiring needs.
THIRD PARTY ENTITIES – The Jobs Bank will allow third party entities such as Singapore employment agencies, private job portals and companies which offer outsourced human resource services, etc. to advertise on the Jobs Bank on behalf of their clients. These third party entities will have to declare on the Jobs Bank the companies which they are advertising for.
The Ministry of Manpower’s Fair Consideration Framework
The Jobs Bank will support the Ministry of Manpower (MOM)’s Fair Consideration Framework. From 1 August 2014, the Jobs Bank will also be used by employers applying for MOM’s Employment Pass to fulfil the advertising requirements under MOM’s Fair Consideration Framework. This will help reinforce expectations for employers to consider Singaporeans fairly for job opportunities.
General information on the Jobs Bank
1.What are the costs involved for employers or individuals to use the Jobs Bank?
The Jobs Bank is a free service provided to all Singapore-registered companies and local job seekers (Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents).
2.Who can access the Jobs Bank?
As a public website, information on the Jobs Bank can be viewed by all its visitors. However, only local job seekers (Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents) or Singapore-registered companies will be able to create a user account on the Jobs Bank to access additional features.
•All local individuals (Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents) with a valid SingPass account can register for an account to manage online job applications on the Jobs Bank.
•All Singapore-registered companies with a valid Unique Entity Number (UEN) can register for an account on the Jobs Bank to post job vacancies to support their hiring objectives. (Companies can find out more about their UEN at http://www.uen.gov.sg/uen/index.do)
3.When is the beta trial and what is its purpose?
The beta trial is part of WDA’s on-going efforts to involve the public in the development of the Jobs Bank prior to its launch. It will take place from May to June 2014.
The beta trial offers an opportunity for invited employers and individuals to test the Jobs Bank and provide feedback on how WDA can improve on the user-friendliness of the portal. WDA will make regular refinements during the beta trial period as we gather more user feedback on the portal.