SKILLSFUTURE FORUM

THIS year's SkillsFuture Month, taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic, will feature a series of mostly virtual and a few physical events.

SKILLSFUTURE FORUM

ABOUT 1,300 people so far have signed up for the more than 6,500 training places available under the SGUnited Skills Programme, Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Friday.

AS companies resume limited operations in Singapore's phased lifting of the circuit breaker, careful tracking of their staff's attendance, temperatures and health declarations will be a top...

THE BOTTOM LINE

WHILE it may be an oversimplification, Covid-19 has presented businesses with the rare opportunity to begin driving economic value and employee value at the same time. Given that intellectual...

[NEW YORK] Credit Suisse Group AG will come out of the coronavirus crisis needing fewer employees in the medium term as it faces the prospect of lower growth and looming credit defaults.

[KUALA LUMPUR] Travel restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, are causing labour shortages at Malaysia's palm plantations, officials said.

[LONDON] Ovo Energy plans to cut 2,600 staff as customers use digital tools to contact the energy supplier, cutting the need for people.

[BERLIN] In a normal season, as many as 300,000 migrant workers from Eastern Europe make their way to Germany to harvest asparagus, pick strawberries and plant late-season crops.

VIRUS OUTBREAK

THE Singapore government has set aside S$100 million to support fresh graduates through a traineeship programme that now offers them up to 8,000 such opportunities.

[AMSTERDAM] Netherlands-based Randstad, one of the world's largest staffing companies, said on Wednesday core earnings fell by nearly a third in the first quarter as the coronavirus hit its...