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

    about 1 year 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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  • Turn of the Tide: How to Hire in a Candidate-Flooded Market

    over 1 year 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 Engineering Companies are Securing Business-Critical Talent

    over 1 year ago

    The Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the largest working-from-home population in human history. In our recent article, we have mentioned that most of the engineers we are working with appreciate the opportunity to work from home. They are actually feeling more confident as the trust is strong between them and their employer.Social distancing has changed the way business, ind...

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  • How to Virtually Onboard New Talent

    over 1 year 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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  • Hiring Business Critical Talent Through Video Interviews

    over 1 year 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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  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    almost 2 years 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 Make the Perfect Job Offer

    almost 2 years 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

    almost 2 years 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
  • How to Negotiate Salary With a Successful Job Candidate

    almost 2 years 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 Negotiate Salary
  • How to Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    almost 2 years 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 Help a New Employee Relocate

    almost 2 years 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 Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    almost 2 years 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 Write a Great Employer Value Proposition (EVP)

    almost 2 years 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 Deal with a Toxic Employee

    almost 2 years 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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  • To interview or not to interview: how to decide whether to go for a job that may not seem perfect

    over 2 years ago

    ​​Here’s your dilemma: a recruiter or hiring manager has come across your CV. They found you on LinkedIn and approaches you with an interview opportunity that you haven’t sought out. The problem is that the role doesn’t seem, well, perfect. It’s not exactly what you want, and you didn’t even apply for it. So what do you do? Do you go for the interview or not? Kayleigh Regan,...

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