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  • Singapore’s Future, and Lessons from Boston

    By: admintest admintest | May 04, 2017 | Hits: 9106

    Perhaps the central and most obvious paradox of Singapore is that its national boundaries coincide perfectly with its city limits. And what is more, the fantasy and glamour of Singapore’s global city status often stand in sharp contrast to the insecurities that define its statehood. Sovereign city-states are anomalies, surviving despite their very small size,…..

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  • To Boost Productivity, Help our Young Acquire the Right “Soft Skills”

    By: admintest admintest | Dec 30, 2016 | Hits: 2523

    Productivity growth in Singapore has been stagnant since 2014. At the Singapore Productivity Conference and Exhibition organised by the Singapore Business Federation on 1 November 2016, Minister for Manpower Lim Swee Say cautioned that Singapore would lose its competitive edge unless productivity improves. One of the major efforts to boost productivity levels locally is the…..

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  • Singapore’s Labour Productivity Challenge

    By: admintest admintest | Mar 11, 2016 | Hits: 7080

    As a cluster development officer at the Economic Development Board, I once heard a quote, probably quite apocryphal, that was attributed to the then-Chairman of EDB Mr Lim Siong Guan. He supposedly said: “If EDB can already achieve so much, imagine our heights of excellence if we actually got our HR [Human Resource] processes right.”…..

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  • Small Adjustments, Significant Impact

    By: admintest admintest | Nov 16, 2015 | Hits: 2133

    Economic growth and employment growth usually happen in tandem. However, as a country grows and its manpower resources become increasingly scarce, economic growth will have to be delinked from employment growth. Here, policy can help an economy overcome its resource constraints. The Singapore government is urging firms to adopt new technology to innovate and to…..

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