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Singapore’s MOE shapes future workforce to leverage AI with ethics training

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At the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) Schools Work Plan Seminar last September 20, Minister for Education Chan Chung Sing shared nationwide initiatives to equip students with greater digital literacy. This includes digital information management skills for them to better discern the accuracy, credibility, and relevance of information. In particular, the field of generative artificial intelligence […]

HR Champions: Ng Wee Wei on the power of adequate rest

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Title: Senior Managing Director/Market Unit Lead Organisation: Accenture Southeast Asia Office headquarters: Singapore Company operations: Global Industry: Business consulting and services Employees: 738,000 In a blog on how digitalisation will drive work-life convergence, Ng Wee Wei expressed the importance of creating a safe environment that is inclusive and diverse so that employees can feel it […]

HR Champions: Catherine Lian advocates for women in tech; leadership

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Title: Managing Director and Technology Leader, IBM Malaysia Office headquarters: Malaysia Company operations: Global Industry: IT Services and IT Consulting Employees: 10,001+ (LinkedIn) Catherine Lian actively advocates for women in leadership. Prior to her appointment at IBM, she was part of the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network, supporting women in business by providing access to technology, […]

HR Tech Update: Finding the right roles for non-executive roles through online job portals

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Non-PMET (professionals, managers, executives and technicians) positions require fewer skills and qualifications. In the Southeast Asia market they are evolving, and slowly becoming more attractive to jobseekers. Organisations and governments alike are taking notice of how crucial non-PMET roles are, especially after the Covid-19 pandemic affected economies everywhere. In Singapore, for example, the government made […]

WHO SAYS: Quotes of the week from HR influencers and leaders

WHO SAYS: Quotes of the week from HR influencers and leaders

Immerse yourself in the wisdom shared by respected HR and business luminaries from across Southeast Asia as they offer their insightful views on the most urgent matters of the day. “In today’s workplace, employees now experience multiple, stacked changes that lead to burn out.” – Andy Karr, vice president in the Gartner HR practice In […]

HR Champions: Mharicar Castillo-Reyes’ people-centric leadership

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Title: CEO Organisation: Asticom Group of Companies Office headquarters: Philippines Company operations: Philippines and USA Industry: Shared services and outsourcing Employees: 5,000+ When Covid-19 hit the Philippines with a lockdown announcement, Asticom went into a remote setup within 72 hours. Work-from-home essentials were provided to employees, and the leadership team, with Castillo-Reyes at the helm, […]

HR Champions: Anthony Tan emphasises humility for effective leadership

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Title: CEO, Grab Office Headquarters: Singapore Company Operations: SEA Industry: Software Development Employees: 5,001-10,000 “Who am I as a CEO? How do I serve our Grabbers? How do I serve our customers? How do I serve our governments? How do I serve society?” These are the lead questions behind Anthony Tan’s principle of servant leadership, […]

The First Word: Adapting to a borderless workforce in Singapore

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Every company today is now competing in the global economy. Traditional work models have evolved in the aftermath of the pandemic, and employees and businesses alike have begun to embrace remote work as the future of work. What trends have arised as companies in Singapore and the wider Southeast Asia region navigate through the challenges […]

Singapore professionals ready for AI-driven workplace

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LinkedIn study found that 65% of professionals believe that AI will significantly change the way they work. Over 1 in 2 professionals (56%) are already using AI at work, and close to half (46%) said that their companies have already introduced guidelines or training plans to integrate AI into their day-to-day work. While the new […]

HR Tech Update: How chatbots are unlocking a new level of efficiency and engagement in HR

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Chatbots have evolved since their first iteration in 1994, now becoming an exciting new technology that can change how organisations manage their workforce. In larger organisations, when there are hundreds of employees, vendors, and candidates to communicate with, HR can become overwhelmed quickly with keeping track of messages, requests, and questions. Chatbots can be useful […]

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