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Asia has some of the most expensive cities for expats

Mercer’s annual Cost of Living Survey finds African, Asian, and European cities dominating the list of most expensive locations for expats working abroad: Five of the top 10 cities in this year’s ranking are in Asia with Hong Kong (2) more »

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Survey: Employee (dis)engagement in Asia

The Asian Nikkei Review has noted a recent survey by Gallup conducted globally from 2014 through 2016 which found that workers in East Asia are much less engaged in their jobs than their counterparts in the rest of the world. more »

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The Human Capital Report 2015: Asia findings

The Human Capital Report 2015, was recently published by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with Mercer with Asia-Pacific, the world’s most populous region, scoring towards the middle of the range of the Human Capital Index results, with an overall more »

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Singapore tries to push vocational education over university degrees

Bloomberg has reported that after a clampdown on immigration and a slowdown in the Singaporean economy, the country needs fewer university graduates and more workers to fill the shipyards, factory floors and hotel desks. That has Prime Minister Lee Hsien more »

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5 curveball questions asked at Singapore job interviews

JobStreet.com recently conducted a survey and invited 120 Singaporean job candidates to share the most outrageous questions ever asked during a Singapore job interview. Below are the 5 most interesting ones that stood out: “Assuming that there were 3 birds perched more »

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New rules in Singapore to advertise jobs to locals could slow recruitment

International tax advisory firm Von Essen has warned that new rules compelling employers in Singapore to advertise all vacancies to Singapore nationals on a government job site could slow down recruitment for many businesses. Introduced by Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower more »

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Professional job opportunities up 5% across APAC

According to findings from the Q2 2014 Morgan McKinley Asia Pacific Employment Monitor, there was a 5% year-on-year increase in financial services jobs vacancies in the Asia Pacific region. The Monitor recorded a 7% increase in vacancies in the first more »

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India, China and Brazil lead planned salary increases

According to data released from the WorldatWork 2014-15 Salary Budget Survey, India, China and Brazil averaged the highest 2014 total salary budget increases at 10.5%, 8.2% and 7.2%, respectively. These three countries are also projecting similar salary increase budgets for more »

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Insights from an ANZ Senior Manager based in Singapore

The May issue of the newsletter for Advance, an organization that connects the global Australian Diaspora, interviewed Lim Lay Wah, who, after almost two decades with Standard Chartered, joined the ANZ team in Singapore as the Head of Financial Institutions more »

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Expat job seekers more willing to move to Singapore (without a job offer)

The Straits Times has recently reported how expats are not only no longer coming to Singapore on lavish expat packages, but they are also increasingly willing to come without first having a job lined up – especially young professionals trying more »

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