• Start Your Week Fresh on a Blue Monday

    23 days ago

    ​Engineering and infrastructure professionals, do you find it harder to go to project site when it is a Blue Monday? Especially when you need to head to the under construction buildings or get to underground and not seeing the sun. We understand how hard it is to work on a Blue Monday and we understand how Monday Blues are affecting individuals’ performances. Working with i...

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  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea 

    3 months ago

    ​Did you know that 54% of companies in Singapore offer sabbaticals according to the Ministry of Manpower? With this number ever increasing, there's no better time to bring up the conversation with your employer. Asking for a career break is rarely easy, but a sabbatical offers more than a chance for you to recharge. Time away can be a vital opportunity for a company to ident...

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  • Driving Diversity in Infrastructure

    3 months ago

    ​The business case for gender diversity is stronger than ever, but many companies are struggling to ensure women are fairly represented in top management. At LVI Associates, we believe the answer is by making gender diversity a commercial imperative - and business leaders agree. A report by McKinsey & Company found that 90% of CEOs said they prioritised gender diversity ...

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  • Advancing Women of Color in STEM

    3 months ago

    ​​90% of CEOs report that diversity is a top business priority, yet the dial towards progress has hardly moved in recent years. In Singapore, women are vastly underrepresented in STEM jobs and among STEM degree holders despite making up 45% of the workforce and half of university students. Women of color face a 'double jeopardy' because of their gender and ethnicity. The fol...

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  • How to Find Out Your Co-Worker's Salary

    4 months ago

    ​Engineers are in demand in Singapore. The latest Singapore Salary Review by Seedly projects that 2,100 additional jobs will be created in the sector by 2020, with a high demand for quality assurance engineers, process engineers and automation professionals.If you are currently working in infrastructure in Singapore and are feeling undervalued within your current position, i...

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    How To Find Out Your Co Worker's Salary
  • How to Deal with a Toxic Co-Worker

    4 months ago

    ​Handling a toxic coworker is a uniquely difficult situation. You cannot simply cut them off as you would a toxic friend or relationship, and facing a colleague who is making your working life difficult through bullying or targeted toxic behaviours can eventually make your working life unbearable.This can leave you in a negative mindspace and eventually make it hard to compl...

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  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    4 months ago

    ​The infrastructure and engineering sector in Singapore is transforming as quickly as the skyline of the city itself, with a new generation of specialists in new technologies within every branch of engineering. Demand is growing for professionals who will be able to keep up with sector trends and develop their skills constantly throughout their career.Even the most talented ...

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  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

    4 months ago

    ​Working on large infrastructure and engineering projects in a competitive and constantly evolving location such as Singapore can lead to issues over work pressure and burnout. The result is a decline in productivity and physical health and an in increase in the levels of mental illness.Occupational burnout has recently been classified as an illness by the World Health Organ...

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    The Signs Of Burnout And What To Do About Them
  • How to Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    4 months ago

    ​Applying for a role in the infrastructure and engineering sector in Singapore will sometimes involve getting invited to a day-long interview. This involves spending the day based at a company HQ and interviewing with a range of stakeholders. This is great for companies who want to make smart hiring choices, but can be an overwhelming prospect for candidates!The main issue f...

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    How To Survive A Marathon Interview Process
  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    4 months ago

    ​Winning a new role within the infrastructure and engineering sector in Singapore can feel like a huge achievement, but the hard work isn’t over yet. After impressing at your interview, the next challenge is to make a stellar first impression on your new co-workers. Your first day will likely be a flurry of meetings and a lot of information to take in, but there will also be...

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  • How to Deal with a Toxic Employee

    4 months ago

    ​The engineering sector in Singapore thrives on innovation and requires teams who are both collaborative and fast-moving in finding solutions. However, this can be put into danger by toxic employees who bring others down with constant negativity, bullying and spreading gossip.More often than not, toxic behaviour is due to issues within an employee’s personal life, or their o...

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  • How to Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    4 months ago

    When making a hire within the infrastructure and engineering sector in Singapore, most of your time will be spent reviewing CVs which will inevitably flood your inbox. While resumes work for ticking off the basic skills required in your job description, they say very little about a candidate’s personality, goals and potential for growth.When looking at building a successful ...

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    How To Look Beyond The Cv To Find The Right Talent
  • How to Write a Great Employer Value Proposition (EVP)

    4 months ago

    ​A 2018 survey by the Manpower Group revealed 56% of employers in Singapore were struggling to recruit, especially in the engineering sector. As Singapore’s influence in engineering continues and attracts talent from across the globe, the job market grows more competitive.There is no one-size-fits-all solution to this issue but developing an employer brand has helped firms a...

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  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    4 months ago

    ​Booming Singapore is a top location for attracting significant talent from the global infrastructure and engineering sector. Companies based in the city often rely on hiring outside of the country to attract top talent, with employee relocation packages included in a job offer.Alongside financial assistance for moving and transportation costs, a truly competitive relocation...

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  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    4 months ago

    ​Roles within the infrastructure and engineering sector in Singapore are often demanding and project-based, so it is important you choose the right role and projects that you will find genuinely challenging and are excited to work on. Though your salary is important, it is vital to look beyond a salary offer when considering a job offer.When evaluating a job offer, it is imp...

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    7 Ways To Decide If A Job Offer Is Worth Taking
  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    4 months ago

    ​It may not seem like the most important part of your process, but the way you turn down candidates when hiring for new roles can shape lasting impressions of your company and can either damage or boost your employer brand.The infrastructure and engineering sector in Singapore moves quickly, and it may seem like a time-consuming process to contact each rejected candidate wit...

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  • How to Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    4 months ago

    ​HR and hiring managers within the infrastructure and engineering sector in Singapore need to work on both keeping employees happy in their roles and retaining staff across their company.A great way to do this is to develop a thorough onboarding process where both employer and employee can provide regular feedback and make sure your new hire is comfortably integrated into th...

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    How To Successfully Onboard A New Employee
  • How to Negotiate Salary With a Successful Job Candidate

    4 months ago

    ​Sourcing exceptional global talent for the busy infrastructure and engineering sector in Singapore can involve long recruitment cycles as you seek someone with the right skillset, experience and cultural fit for your firm.However, your initial job offer may not be enough for a candidate who knows their skills could attract more in a busy job market, and you will have to ent...

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  • How to Resign Your Job and Leave on Good Terms

    4 months ago

    ​Winning a new role within the infrastructure and engineering sector in Singapore is an exciting moment in your career, but it can be mixed with dread as you face the difficult task of handing your notice in for your current role.If you wish to quit your role in a professional manner, it involves more than simply handing in your notice. Planning ahead can pay, especially whe...

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  • Why Counter-Offers are a Waste of Time and Money

    4 months ago

    ​It is natural for a company to want to hold onto their most talented employees, particularly within sectors where there are talent shortages and demands for skilled workers such as the infrastructure and engineering sector in Singapore.When a valuable worker hands in their resignation, it is common for businesses to prepare and offer a counter-offer with an increased salary...

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    5 Reasons Why Counter Offers Are A Waste Of Time And Money