Tag: Featured

Is It Disadvantageous To Graduate From A Private University In Singapore?

One of the most commonly asked questions I get from my readers is “If I end up in a private university in Singapore, will I be at a disadvantage compared to my friends from local universities?” Having received this question repeatedly over the past few years, I decided to attempt this question as I felt that this is a topic young adults really want to know about. ...

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The Case For Mandatory Eldercare Leave In Singapore

I applaud the new legislation on paternity care leave to address the country's low birth rate and mindsets about family care. This is a first step towards greater worklife balance and productivity for Singaporean employees.  It would also benefit Singapore’s ongoing efforts to promote gender equality and shared responsibilities between couples at home. What is urgently needed to improve things further is the introduction of mandatory eldercare leave. ...

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Why I Used My SkillsFuture Credit to Learn Malay

I was thrilled to receive my letter from the Workforce Development Agency regarding my SkillsFuture credit earlier this year. Initially, I thought I was not eligible for it as I was still 24 years old at that time. Thus, when I got the letter, I was really happy. Just a quick introduction to SkillsFuture: It is basically a new initiative where the government provides all ...

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Is it fair to label Millennials the Strawberry Generation?

I often come across comments online labelling Millennials as the "Strawberry Generation" or "Snowflakes"  Defined as young adults born between the 1982 to 2002, Millennials are often dismissed as "strawberries" who are unable to take hardships, narcissistic and deeply self-entitled. I agree with DPM Tharman that ageism and discrimination against older workers is wrong but I do believe that our stance as a country against ageism should apply to the ...

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