The inevitable reality for a working adult in our modern world is that we spend the bulk of our life at work. This makes our workplace the fundamental setting for planning and implementing healthy lifestyle habits so that we are prepared to make the right choices eve...


An ageing population. A tight labour market. The manpower crunch. Sounds familiar? This seems to be the outlook for the Singapore workforce in the not too distant future, based on forecasts by various HR practitioners in a recent news report [1]. Given such...

May 19, 2015

Speaking on the importance of perseverance is easy but actually encountering one failure after another yet still hang in there without being discouraged – now that is true perseverance practiced.

Like many other great entrepreneurs, success did not happe...

May 19, 2015

Yesterday, the former Minister for Manpower Tan Chuan-Jin launched an enhanced Place-and-Train programme targeted at professionals, managers and executives.


Known as P-Max, it seeks to place over 3,000 PMEs in jobs with small and medium enterprises over the next three...

May 13, 2015


The rise of the Internet has brought the world closer together. In the world of business, this presents a golden opportunity for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to level the playing ground against their bigger competitors.


How so?


By going online, SMEs can overco...

May 6, 2015

The skills required to manage people have become more complex as we progress in the new knowledge economy. The relatively higher educational level of today’s employees, the fluidity of market demand, the mindset of a generation fuelled by vast amount of information, th...

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