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  1. Long-term HR planning lessons from Singapore

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... Tim Metcalfe When work started two years ago on The Marina Bay Sands, Singapore's first casino resort, one of the first issues addressed by the Singapore government was staffing. ... The government responded by commissioning a study by the National University of Singapore to find out the new skills that would be required. The university introduced a new degree course in hospitality ...

  2. Better than Singapore

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I must take issue with the suggestion of K. K. Chan ('Maids salaries: how we compare', July 21) that the cost of employing foreign domestic workers in Singapore is much lower than in Hong Kong. Singapore uses a so-called free market system for employment of foreign domestic workers, which does little to protect them from exploitation. K. K. Chan is correct to say ...

  3. Marathon men

    Posted Feb 21st 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... Standard Chartered Bank has accomplished through its sponsorship of the Greatest Race on Earth, a series of marathons run each year in Nairobi, Singapore, Mumbai and Hong Kong. The overall ...

  4. Maid's murder trial puts spotlight on abuse

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Paul Baylis

    ... Paul Baylis in Singapore Defence says she killed Singapore employer over ill-treatment With Malaysians reeling from the horrific abuse of a maid in recent days, neighbouring Singapore has ... including being deprived of food, having soiled tissues flung at her and being told to eat faeces. And while Singapore has taken steps to crack down on abuse, the trial is unfolding when officials ...

  5. Maids' salaries: how we compare

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I learned from the news last week that Singapore, also a major importer of domestic helpers, has seen demand for Indonesian maids edging up because they are paid less than maids from the Philippines. What struck me is the huge difference between what Hong Kong and Singapore employers pay. The average wage for Indonesian maids in Singapore is S$230, for Filipinos $330. The report said ...

  6. Turbulence ahead

    Posted Dec 09th 2003, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop, SINGAPORE The government will not stand by and allow the Singapore Airlines pilots' union to 'do Singapore in'. It will not allow them ... a work-to-rule or a go-slow? No. But the Air Line Pilots Association of Singapore (Alpa-S) had just ousted its 22-member executive committee, criticising them for having given in too easily to management ...

  7. Right to work

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... The employment of foreigners has always been a touchy issue in Singapore, and with the unemployment rate at 4.5 per cent, a level not seen since the 1980s, the issue is back ... to the second round. However, in tiny Singapore the government often takes on the opposite role, as a defender of foreign workers. Journalists regularly raise questions at press conferences about ...

  8. Union-bashing

    Posted Oct 14th 2003, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... At a time when unemployment continues to rise and workers are forced to take salary and pension cuts, the relevance of unionism in Singapore has become a soul-searching issue. A Gallup ... unions in Europe can wield immense power, often going head to head with their governments, those in Singapore show little combative spirit. When the French government announced plans to reform ...

  9. The greying of Asia

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Australia, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan, rapid economic development, better education and changing values have been followed by sharp declines in birth rates, a shrinking workforce ... of 127 million barely changed last year. Unlike Australia or Singapore, Japan is averse to bringing in immigrants. One-third of the population is expected to be aged 65 and over by 2050. ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for hiring and registering under-age workers, plus regular health checks. Exploitation has its limits. anger off agenda Shareholder activist David Webb may wish to steer clear of Singapore, where ...




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