Jobs seekers want more communication

47% say texting is their preferred form of contact Lack of communication from employers was one of the most frustrating aspects of the job application process for job seekers, according to research from iCIMS. The research from iCIMS found that 80% of job seekers said getting status updates during the application process would improve their

UK employment holds steady despite record pay growth

But youth unemployment rises The latest labour market overview by the ONS has revealed a mixed bag of trends in the UK’s job landscape for May to July 2023. While employment rates remained resilient, youth unemployment surged, and labour disputes disrupted key sectors. Steady employment rates The report indicates that the UK’s employment rate stood

Employers should combat ageism in hiring process

33% of workers over 50 report age-related bias while seeking employment In light of a recent survey highlighting ageism in the job market, a career coach is calling on employers to undertake some introspection and root out discrimination against older jobseekers. Lori Colee, a certified career coach at iHire, has emphasized the need for employers

Nearly half of employers expect to increase hiring levels

Survey shows strong hiring intentions for Q4 2023 A recent survey has unveiled that approximately 48% of employers in Singapore have expressed their intention to expand their workforce in the fourth quarter of 2023. Despite facing the challenges posed by the country’s slowing economic climate, this positive outlook was revealed in the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook

Philippines and Australia establish ‘work and holiday’ visa scheme

Short-term employment opportunities for holidaymakers The Philippines and Australia have recently reached an agreement to introduce a multi-entry visa program, as reported by PhilStar Global. This innovative visa initiative is designed to facilitate short-term employment opportunities for citizens of both nations while they are on holiday, enabling them to finance their travels. The Presidential Communications

Employment trends index suggests job losses may be on the horizon

Economic indicators raise concerns for employment According to data from The Conference Board Employment Trends Index, the job market’s future appears uncertain. While job gains may persist in the near term, indications of potential job losses are emerging. Selcuk Eren, a senior economist at The Conference Board, highlighted the declining trend of the Employment Trends

How coworking in DC reflects the latest RTO push

Redefining office spaces for the future According to a report by ResumeBuilder in August 2023, approximately 98% of employers are planning to require their employees to return to the office by 2024. This mandate has been influenced by President Joe Biden’s push for federal agencies to increase in-person work, setting a precedent for the private

Singapore employers falling short in flexibility

Report highlights gaps in employee expectations A recent report by Indeed reveals that despite the growing popularity of flexible work arrangements in Singapore, employers may need to better align with the preferences of their employees to meet their expectations. The study, titled “Beyond 9 to 5: The Future of Flexibility in Work,” highlights a significant

9 in 10 companies will have office return policies by end of 2024

Resistance persists as hybrid work gains ground In defiance of resistance from their workforce, a recent study has determined that 90% of organizations intend to establish some form of a return-to-office (RTO) policy by the conclusion of 2024. A survey conducted by has unveiled that 51% of organizations are already mandating that certain or

Greater enforcement of in-office attendance coming into effect

Hybrid work policies transforming the office Following a recent announcement from Amazon leadership, Meta, formerly known as Facebook, is set to implement a stringent hybrid work model, requiring its employees to attend the office three times a week. Commencing on September 5th, employees assigned to an office location are obligated to work from that physical