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No need for college degree: half of employers to entry-level workers

This removes academic barriers for those seeking jobs.

More than five in 10 senior leaders in Singapore said their firms no longer require college or university degrees for applicants for entry or mid-level roles, a global study showed.

In a study by outsourcing business, KellyOCG, Singapore’s senior management also cited the need for programmes to remove barriers that halt underrepresented talent from getting rewarding work, with only 19% reporting they implemented such programmes in place, lower than 24% worldwide and 27% in the region.

But the research also underscored that mental health policies at the workplace after findings showed that 76% of senior managers said they do not have a workplace culture where it’s acceptable to disclose mental health issues as a reason to take time off.

Less than half, or 40%, of the 67 senior managers said they offer enough resources for mental health wellbeing. Still, only 28% said their organisation would receive a positive grade in supporting the mental health of employees.

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