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Online hiring in Singapore surges year-on-year but employers stay cautious amidst restructuring: Monster.com

“Online hiring sentiment in Singapore has seen a stark increase amidst an optimistic hiring outlook for 2018, with steep growth recorded in certain sectors, says a recent study” writes Jonathan Loh for businessinsider.sg. It is based on a real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities obtained from a “large representative selection” of career websites and online job listings in Singapore, according to Monster.com.The banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) sectors continued to record sharp annual growth in online hiring activity at 26% year-on-year, down slightly from the 30% growth…

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What to keep away from social media to land your dream job role

“Here, financial advisory service Finance shares its pointers about what to avoid sharing on social media if you really want to bag your dream job. “‘Checking in’ your destination at every opportunity has fast become the norm” writes Harper’s Bazaar Staff for cosmopolitan.com. “We have all been guilty of changing our social media privacy settings and assuming that all is okay with regards to employers viewing our profiles.Historically, a good CV and a winning interview are the two requisites in landing a new job, but increasingly employers are turning to…

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Employers don’t understand the ‘black box’ behind rising drug prices, and are fed up

“Numerous studies have found that working Americans are paying more each year for health care services, which is putting pressure on household budgets” writes Christina Farr for cnbc.com. Employers are fed up with the U.S. health care system.They asked tough questions, held companies in the drug supply chain to task, and seemed eager to learn about its complexities.But the most of the conversations were focused on a more pressing issue: The rising cost of drugs.If the tech giant steps up to the plate to become a distributor of complex health…

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Durkan tells Seattle council what she’s looking for as new tax on employers takes shape

“The council members championing the idea of a new tax on employers intend to release draft legislation in the coming days, following weeks of discussions” writes Daniel Beekman for seattletimes.com. Small businesses should be wholly exempted, the tax money should be spent in line with a regional plan and an independent board should provide oversight, the mayor wrote in a letter to Seattle City Council members. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Why double-majors might beat you out of a job

“For our study, we sought to measure students’ innovation capacities” writes Matthew J for businessinsider.com. New research we conducted recently shows that double majors fare better in another way as well: They are more innovative.The innovation advantage for double majors is almost three times higher than any other major, including business, engineering and math/statistics. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Freelancer.com, Swarmsales Collab For On-Demand Sales Hires

“Freelancer.com, a digital platform through which freelancers and employers can connect, is expanding its reach through a collaboration with Swarmsales” reports pymnts.com. The companies announced their partnership on Monday (April 9), which sees Freelancer.com and Swarmsales integrate their platforms for employers to hire freelancers for sales positions. Source: pymnts.com Share This:

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employers spent a record $2.6 billion to treat opioid addiction and overdoses in 2016

“A new report shows large employers spent $2.6 billion to treat opioid addiction and overdoses in 2016, an eightfold increase since 2004” writes Associated Press for suntimes.com. Steve Wojcik of the National Business Group on Health says for every $5 increase, employers typically cover $4 and pass $1 to workers. Source: suntimes.com Share This:

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A small but growing movement of doctors that don’t accept insurance and charge a monthly fee could be a model for big employers like Amazon and JPMorgan

“While some doctors are excited about the premise of employers getting more invested in direct primary care, not everyone’s on board” writes Lydia Ramsey for businessinsider.com. For the majority of the practices Business Insider spoke with, employers make up a small portion of their business. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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#PayMeToo campaign launched to close gender pay gap

“As companies report their gender pay gap and the disparity between male and female pay is revealed, disgruntled employees are asking what they can do to force their firms to take action” writes Alexandra Topping for theguardian.com. A group of female MPs have joined forces to encourage women to hold their employers to account and demand action over the gender pay gap, as the deadline for reporting nears. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Longer wait for pay rises as employers fail to loosen purse strings 

“Fewer employers are giving their staff a pay rise in defiance of the expected surge in pay growth and confounding official forecasts” writes Tim Wallace for telegraph.co.uk. Pay rises had been expected to kick in because unemployment is at historic lows and employers are reporting intensifying skills shortages – which should force them to pay more to attract workers and then to keep them. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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