• 5 Tips for Dealing with Back to the Office Blues

    about 1 month ago

    If you are experiencing the back to the office blues, there is no need to worry. Settling into the office routine is easier for some than it is for others. Following the anxiety-filled, work-from-home adventure, brought to us courtesy of the pandemic, many will find the return to be somewhat challenging.Getting accustomed to the office commute, the rigid office routine, and ...

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  • The Benefits of Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

    about 1 month ago

    Sourcing the right talent at the right time can prove arduous for any company. But the process becomes even more challenging when you work within a niche industry or sector. In these situations, a specialist recruiter can help find the perfect candidate for a hard-to-fill role.There are several benefits a specialist recruiter can offer when looking to find niche talent:Deep ...

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  • Global Whitepaper: The Work-Life Rebalance

    about 2 months ago

    ​After the largest working-from-home experiment from Covid-19, engineers, how are you doing? Is working-from-home sparing you extra few hours from the commute? Or, on the other hand, is remote work allowing you to spend quality time with your children? No matter what are you benefiting from, this longest period of working-from-home experience is bringing the workforce to ret...

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  • What to Do If You're Made Redundant at this Difficult Time?

    2 months ago

    Covid-19 has disrupted the global economy and the job market, leaving some employers little choice but to downsize their headcount to survive. Being made redundant can affect everyone mentally, financially, and emotionally. However, the key to surviving this is to overcome the challenges and make the most out of it. Why? It's a temporary state of being. This article aims to ...

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  • Reopen Office in 6 Steps

    2 months ago

    Working from home can be easier for engineers. When Covid-19 first started, we already covered some tips on setting up for remote working. Most of the companies in the engineering and infrastructure sectors already have pre-existing flexible working hours or work from home policies. Engineers are actually feeling more confident as the trust is strong between them and their e...

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  • Ready to Return? Six Steps to Get Back to the Office

    2 months ago

    Engineers, how are you doing during Covid-19? Were you able to work from home? Or were your projects actually hold up and subsequently delayed? Is your company asking you to return?During the past six months, we all have experienced the longest period ever of lockdown. More than ever, we miss our offices, our project sites and our colleagues. As we adjust to the new normal a...

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  • Why You Should Not Hesitate to Find A New Job

    3 months ago

    In times of uncertainty, we are supposed to lay low and wait for better days, right? With the global pandemic looming over our heads, this argument is strengthened by lower economic activity and reduced expectations. However, staying where you are in terms of your career may be just the thing you should not be doing. Finding a new job could be more beneficial.Someone says th...

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  • How a Specialist Recruiter Can Help You Secure Your Dream Job In a Difficult Job Market

    4 months ago

    Using a specialist recruiter is like having a sector insider working on your behalf to help you find a better job—and at zero cost. At LVI Associates, we hold long and rich relationships with some of the biggest or most successful companies within engineering and infrastructure—and represent up-and-coming businesses who are seeking the hottest talent to help support the...

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  • SWA Webinar: The Water Market in South East Asia

    4 months ago

    ​In early August, we have co-hosted a webinar with Singapore Water Associations. At this webinar, we have invited Mr Pravi Bansal, Partner M&A and Strategy at Amane Advisors to discuss the topic "The Water Market in South East Asia". The webinar has successfully finished and we have more than 100 participants attended the webinar. There are lots of great questions raised...

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  • Under Construction: The Post-Pandemic Workplace

    4 months ago

    While the global pandemic will inevitably result in long term transformations to the form and function of the workplace, the short term will mostly be characterized by iterative solutions intended to buy time and weather immediate concerns.It is uncertain when or if a vaccine for COVID-19 will be discovered, and radical reorganization of the workplace could prove an unnecess...

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  • Free SWA Webinar Registration: The Water Market in South East Asia

    5 months ago

    Join us on Aug 5 free SWA webinar on the topic "The Water Market in South East Asia". Register now.

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  • Diversity & Inclusion: Working From Home is the Key to Diversity

    5 months ago

    ​No doubt, pandemic forced the global workforce to try on working from home arrangement. Certainly, this could be a very new experience for many companies and individuals. With such experience, 74% of the banking and financial services workforce reports wanting to embrace the working from home model according to a recent poll by our parent company,Phaidon International. Whil...

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  • How to Attract More Women into Engineering in Singapore

    5 months ago

    We need to do more to attract and keep women in engineering roles. In Singapore, the majority of tertiary education graduates are female (53%). However, the intake of women in STEM degrees account for around 25 per cent of the total intake for engineering degrees, according to statics from the Ministry of Education. Why are less women drawn to pursue engineering? One suggest...

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  • 5 Ways Recruiters Can Be an LGBTQ+ Career Partner

    5 months ago

    ​​What makes a great recruiter? There are many styles and personalities out there suitable for every job seeker. Recruiters should always act as advocates for professionals who are trying to advance their careers. However, for members of the LGBTQ+ community, recruiters can play an even more essential role – being a career partner.Why do LGBTQ+ professionals need a career pa...

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  • How to Make Video Calls Less Tiring

    5 months ago

    ​​​Many of us are working in a virtual office these days. For infrastructure & engineering professionals, that might mean more time in front of the camera and video calls than you signed up for.Why video calls make you tired?Evolving from social animals, most human communication is non-verbal. In face-to-face conversations, we gain additional meaning from the way people ...

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  • Alert: Talent Exodus Post-Pandemic

    5 months ago

    ​Talent matters as much or even more than people think. How to avoid a talent exodus post-pandemic?

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  • Survey Results 2020: Why Women Withdraw from the Recruitment Process

    5 months ago

    ​​Key insights:The reasons why women withdraw from the recruitment processThe main challenges to improving gender diversity in engineeringHow to attract and keep female talent in engineeringRecognition of the strategic importance of gender diversity is growing, but many qualified female applicants are dropping out of the recruitment process, according to a recent survey by D...

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  • The Five Soft Skills You Need For Remote Working in The Near Future

    6 months ago

    After Covid-19: The Five Soft Skills You Need for Remote WorkingThanks to everyone being extra cautious to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Asia is slowly returning back to the “real” normal. In Singapore, most companies are prepared to return to the office. Although we are all hoping our work environment will return to the way it is before, much of the global workforce is ...

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  • Media Release: Job Confidence Index 2020

    6 months ago

    Over 60% of mid-senior Energy & Infrastructure professionals are still confident about their job security.

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  • Turn of the Tide: How to Hire in a Candidate-Flooded Market

    6 months ago

    ​​​​​In the energy & infrastructure industry in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, many hiring managers have endured the length and breadth of the talent shortage. For years, many job post have been met with a trickle of responses, so much so that you have waited nervously to see if the source finally dries up.In 2020, this is likely to look different. As many companies m...

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