Commentary

Fit For the Post-Pandemic Future: Driving Employee Engagement Through an Intergenerational Lens

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, hybrid work arrangements have become the norm globally for organizations across industries. Locally, a strong majority of Singapore companies (78%) are leaning towards maintaining a hybrid schedule, according to recent data from Milieu Insight. At the same time, employees are far less enthusiastic about going all-in on one work environment, with only 12% prefer working from the office all the time and only 10% wanting to work remotely full-time.

Fit For the Post-Pandemic Future: Driving Employee Engagement Through an Intergenerational Lens

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, hybrid work arrangements have become the norm globally for organizations across industries. Locally, a strong majority of Singapore companies (78%) are leaning towards maintaining a hybrid schedule, according to recent data from Milieu Insight. At the same time, employees are far less enthusiastic about going all-in on one work environment, with only 12% prefer working from the office all the time and only 10% wanting to work remotely full-time.

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A new realm of possibilities with AI in healthcare

Singapore's healthcare system, like those of all developed countries, is swamped with data. The challenge - and the opportunity - is to use that data to become a more effective premium healthcare provider. This can be achieved through the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI lets medical professionals analyse and derive insights from the huge datasets created by healthcare organisations, a feat that is just not possible for humans.

The arm’s length standard must continue to underpin commodity transfer pricing

Recent tax case judgments in commodity-producing countries shine a spotlight on the important commodity transfer pricing challenges that have potential knock-on effects on the trading industry in Singapore.

Singapore’s manufacturing industry sets sights on digital transformation

The manufacturing industry has been the engine of Singapore’s economic growth since its inception. In 2018, the city-state was singled out as one of the best positioned countries for Industry 4.0 by the World Economic Forum with manufacturing contributing to 21.9% of Singapore's nominal gross domestic product (GDP).

Raising GST for fiscal sustainability

Singapore’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate will be raised from the current 7% to 8% on 1 January 2023 and again from 8% to 9% on 1 January 2024, as announced by the Finance Minister in his Budget 2022 speech.

Should Singapore firms revamp employees’ healthcare benefits after Covid-19?

COVID-19 has disrupted the workplace permanently. Since the pandemic began two years ago, workers are getting more used to work-from-home or hybrid work arrangements.

Setting the foundation for success in the commercial real estate sector in Singapore

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Holistic changes needed for the logistics industry to thrive

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Open source is critical to the competitiveness of Singapore’s financial services industry

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Going green in Singapore - what can businesses expect from the changes in carbon tax policy?

The global climate crisis is worsening and Singapore, a low-lying city state, is particularly at risk.

Global minimum tax and its potential impact on business planning for MNCs in Singapore

Singapore is a well-known magnet for global hubs, alongside Hong Kong, Ireland and Switzerland, with many multinational companies (MNCs) choosing Singapore as their base for the region.

Looking ahead to the post COVID-19 supply chain ecosystem in Singapore

Singapore may be a small country, yet it punches high in the following areas – thought leadership, regional leadership, innovation, and determination. It is these same qualities that are required to develop new, more efficient, and effective supply chains.

Enablers of a sustainable digital strategy

In Singapore, climate change concerns have already impacted technology builds.

Why tech leaders are key to a productive post-pandemic workplace in Singapore

The pandemic has driven permanent changes in employee expectations of their employers, especially with regards to flexibility in their work locations and schedules.

How Singapore FIs can address the tech and cyber security risks associated with public cloud adoption

The cloud is increasingly becoming the primary location for financial institutions to store and process data: most financial institutions have moved their applications to cloud platforms, and many of those that still have their data on-premise today are planning their imminent migration to cloud.