Former air steward is now a rising star in marketing

“Charming, sweet and sincere” are three words I would use to describe Matthew Mohan, a former air steward with SQ. He had been flying for 2.5 years, from 2019 till March 2021 before switching paths to do marketing. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do at that time. The money was good, hence […]

Cleaning Firm Gives Out Special Pandemic Bonus of Almost $1 million

One cleaning firm is handing out a special pandemic bonus of close to $1 million to its cleaners and other employees. On the generous reward for his employees, Mr Abdul Aziz Yusof, the chief executive of Cleaning Express shared that during the pandemic, there was a shortage of manpower and resources, yet his workers remained […]

On Foreign Talent: My Side of the Story Working in a recruitment firm

On Foreign Talent: My Side of the Story Working in a recruitment firm

As someone who works in a recruitment firm, I work with many MNCs on their recruitment needs. Trust me, we want to hire Singaporeans. Why wouldn’t we take care of our fellow countrymen/women? Unfortunately, the sad truth is that as companies look to cut costs, more are looking for combined skillsets and experienced individuals with […]

4G Leadership: why you can feel assured with Indranee Rajah

Indranee Rajah

“…every Singaporean of whatever age is important. We are a unique people and we are a special country. Never forget that!” Ms Indranee Rajah has served as the Member of Parliament for the Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency (GRC) since 2001. She is the fourth woman in Singapore’s history to be appointed as a full […]

Better work environment and protection for the Private Security Officers

USE Union of Security Employees call for Better Protection for Security Officers

Security officers perform a crucial function of keeping people and property safe but unfortunately, they often bear the brunt of the abuse. In fact, the abuse has gone up. In the latest survey conducted by the Union of Security Employees (USE), close to 4 in 10 Security Officers (42.3%) face abuse at the workplace. This […]

Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Lim Brothers Set up Findjobs to Help Lower Wage Workers

The Lims Brothers Set Up FindJobs To Help Lower Wage Workers in Singapore

Findjobs was created by brothers Ivan and Stanley Lim who genuinely understand the challenges faced by the blue-collar workers. Findjobs’ focus has always been very clear – to support lower-wage workers in finding jobs. The Beginning  Stanley shared the story about his own parents. Growing up, his parents were lower-wage workers themselves, and they relied […]

Higher PWM basic wage for cleaners; 3% year-on-year increase till 2022

Every Worker Matters

Cleaners used to be one of the lowest-paid jobs in Singapore with no prospects to earn more. All that changed with the Progressive Wage Model. Introduced in 2012, Singapore’s Progressive Wage Model is a skill and productivity-based approach to redesigning jobs and restructuring wages in a sustainable way. It is mandatory in the cleaning industry […]

Who’s to say hawkers can’t find purpose and fulfillment in their trade?

Who's to say

Recently, there’re criticism against grooming the next generation of hawkers. If the pandemic has taught us anything, food production and security is one of the most basic and important essentials that our country should not only preserve but we should also continue to enhance it because it contributes to our well being as well as […]

This is “No time to die”, Highlander Asia’s Managing Director, Ms Kina Huang

Highlander Asia e2i

“No time to die” – the 25th instalment of the James Bond film series, is also the theme of Highlander Asia’s anniversary this year. In the past, they have always thrown elaborate parties in celebration of their anniversaries. The celebration is a more subdued one this year. Over the past 14 years, Highlander Asia has […]

An SQ Girl’s job search experience after leaving SIA

Yan Yee SIA

When Covid hit earlier this year, Yan Yee was not worried as she still had long haul flights in March. Then, the former SIA staff’s income was not significantly affected yet. “I knew the situation was getting serious when SIA offered the early release scheme. There was much fear that there would be no more […]