• The Benefits of Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

    10 days 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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  • Reopen Office in 6 Steps

    about 1 month 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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  • Under Construction: The Post-Pandemic Workplace

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

    4 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

    4 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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  • Alert: Talent Exodus Post-Pandemic

    4 months ago

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

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

    5 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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  • How to Virtually Onboard New Talent

    7 months ago

    Hiring managers, you put a lot of time and effort into securing a business-critical engineering hire. Amid current uncertainty time around the world, many firms and organisations have decided to onboard a new employee remotely rather than delaying, as this can impact the critical business plan. How can you ensure they have a positive experience of your company and help them ...

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  • Remote Working in the Midst of the Coronavirus Outbreak

    7 months ago

    The Impact of Coronavirus in the Infrastructure Engineering SectorThe World Health Organization (WHO) has recognised COVID-19 as a global emergency. And alongside national health services, it has taken swift but measured steps to limit the spread of the disease. Thankfully, following the last viral epidemic of SARS, technological and healthcare infrastructure has improved si...

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  • Hiring Business Critical Talent Through Video Interviews

    7 months ago

    ​​During the Covid-19 epidemic, many of us in Asia are grappling with a new reality. While some companies in the energy & construction sector are slowing down their hiring process, this is an opportune moment to use technology to your advantage and get ahead of the competition to secure business-critical talent.  As a hiring manager, using video calling software as part ...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An interview with Kayleigh Regan

    8 months ago

    ​What does #EachForEqual mean to the Construction industry in the Asia Pacific? How do we get equal status between male and female in the job market?This year's International Women's Day's campaign is #EachforEqual. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. In 2020, we can choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden p...

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  • ​International Women's Day 2020: An interview with Andrew McNeilis

    8 months ago

    ​​As the managing director for a recruitment business across APAC and a parent of three boys and one girl, what does gender equality mean in Singapore for Andrew McNeilis? How do we get equal status between male and female in the job market?This year's International Women's Day's campaign is #EachforEqual. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions ...

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  • How to Write a Great Employer Value Proposition (EVP)

    12 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 Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    12 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 Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    12 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 Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    12 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 Make the Perfect Job Offer

    12 months ago

    ​As baby boomers leave the engineering workforce, Singapore faces a local talent shortage of infrastructure experts, and skilled quality engineers.With many engineering companies in Singapore choosing to outsource their talent from across the globe, job offers made to international talent need to be attractive and enthusiastic to help encourage them to make the leap; but how...

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

    12 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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  • How to Negotiate Salary With a Successful Job Candidate

    12 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 Help a New Employee Relocate

    12 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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