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Singaporean employees want flexible working arrangements as the norm

Singapore’s COVID-19 multi-ministry task force recently announced that all employees can now return to the workplace. But as it turns out, not all employees want to. Like many of their global counterparts, employees in the Lion City have embraced flexible working arrangements and work from home (WFH) arrangements amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and want this …

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New COVID Restrictions in Singapore: What You Should Know

As the number of COVID-19 cases drop and stabilize, Singapore takes strides towards normalcy. The Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) level will be changed to Yellow starting today (April 26, 2022). Expect to see more restrictions lifted and employees returning back to the office soon. In this Pacific Prime Singapore article, we’ll go over …

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Singapore’s new points system aims to attract top talent

Singapore will implement a new points system for Employment Pass (EP) applicants starting next year. In 2023, Singapore’s EP applicants can also expect higher qualifying salary thresholds. The Singapore Government hopes that the new points system will help local businesses attract high-talent expat professionals and ensure diversity in the workplace. In this Pacific Prime Singapore …

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Your guide to Singapore Work Permits, S Pass, and Employment Pass (Updated 2022)

Thinking of starting a new chapter in Singapore? You’ll need official documents from the Singaporean government to stay and work. Depending on your occupation, salary, and more, you may be required to get a Work Permit, S Pass, or an Employment Pass. In this Pacific Prime Singapore article, we’ll go over the latest criteria for …

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New COVID Restrictions in Singapore: What You Should Know

As the number of COVID-19 cases drop and stabilize, Singapore takes strides towards normalcy. The Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) level will be changed to Yellow starting today (April 26, 2022). Expect to see more restrictions lifted and employees returning back to the office soon. In this Pacific Prime Singapore article, we’ll go over …

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Singapore’s new points system aims to attract top talent

Singapore will implement a new points system for Employment Pass (EP) applicants starting next year. In 2023, Singapore’s EP applicants can also expect higher qualifying salary thresholds. The Singapore Government hopes that the new points system will help local businesses attract high-talent expat professionals and ensure diversity in the workplace. In this Pacific Prime Singapore …

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Your guide to Singapore Work Permits, S Pass, and Employment Pass (Updated 2022)

Thinking of starting a new chapter in Singapore? You’ll need official documents from the Singaporean government to stay and work. Depending on your occupation, salary, and more, you may be required to get a Work Permit, S Pass, or an Employment Pass. In this Pacific Prime Singapore article, we’ll go over the latest criteria for …

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Tackling Singapore mental health issues with telepsychiatry in 2021

It’s been over a year since the Ministry of Health (MOH) first reported the first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and a lot has certainly changed in Singapore, which includes working lifestyle, economy, healthcare, and the social fabric of the population. The significant disruption to millions in the city-state due to the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Six ways the healthcare industry is benefiting from big data

These days, business solutions are driven by data. While any company has access to data about their customers, successful businesses are able to use that data to improve and develop better business processes. The same goes for the healthcare industry. In fact, the global big data in healthcare market size is predicted to reach USD …

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COVID-19: How organizations can protect against cyber risks

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our daily lives and standard business practices. As more organizations and workforces work remotely than ever before, the opportunities for cyber attacks and abuse are heightened. Cyber risk is the second most concerning risk for global commerce, which is not surprising if you think about the increasingly digitized world we …

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COVID-19 and children: Everything parents should know

“What should I do if my child has COVID-19?” is a commonly asked question that has crossed every parent’s mind during the pandemic. Especially now that children under the age of 12 are beginning to make up most of the COVID-19 cases admitted to the hospital. While the idea that the virus typically causes a …

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How to raise lifelong learners

As PSLE results were recently released, there’s no better time to talk about how important it is to prepare children for life, instead of exams alone. Parents and teachers often reward children for their academic achievements through praise, gifts, and treats. While celebrating your child’s victories is an affectionate act and can encourage children to …

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7 reasons why art is important for kids

Do you see art as a time for kids to get messy and play? If so, you may be surprised to know that art can be good for children in many ways. Reading, math, and science are seen as the most important subjects for children’s development, but so is art. In the classroom, art gives …

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4 physical problems from sitting too much (and solutions)

How many hours of the day do you spend seated? It’s something you probably don’t think about very often, but can be shocking once you start to pay attention. From commuting and working or studying to watching TV, it’s likely that you sit for most hours of the day. While it’s great if you exercise, …

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Public and private hospitals in Singapore: Key differences expats should know

When it comes to Singapore health insurance, many expats in the city may not think about it much. More often than not, their employers will provide them with a private health insurance plan that can be used effectively inside of the city-state. What these people may not realize, however, is that they may not have …

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The five safest cities in the world post-pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed city life as we know it. Pandemic precautions like office closures, mask requirements, and restaurant restrictions have shaped cities the world over – and will likely continue to do so for quite some time. As a matter of fact, the pandemic is the first of its size to occur since …

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Singaporean employees want flexible working arrangements as the norm

Singapore’s COVID-19 multi-ministry task force recently announced that all employees can now return to the workplace. But as it turns out, not all employees want to. Like many of their global counterparts, employees in the Lion City have embraced flexible working arrangements and work from home (WFH) arrangements amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and want this …

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How small connections can create an inclusive workplace environment

Feeling valued and respected in the workplace can do wonders for the people who work there and the company at large. However, achieving inclusion isn’t always easy. A step in the right direction is to find and encourage deeper connections among coworkers. In this Pacific Prime Singapore article, we explore how small connections play an …

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3 principles for creating a happy workforce

Singapore has a lot to be proud of, but a happy workforce isn’t one of them. According to a global report on the impact of COVID-19 on employers and employees, the Lion City has the unhappiest workforce in the world, as 48% of its employees stated they were not happy in their workplace and will …

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Lightning in Singapore: A lesson on why you need home insurance

Did you know that Singapore has one of the highest lightning rates in the world? Last week, lightning struck again. But this time, it was captured on camera. Photographer Mak Wei Seng took the electrifying shot at 2.55 pm on Saturday, April 23rd, clearly showing the lightning on the side of a housing development board …

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New COVID Restrictions in Singapore: What You Should Know

As the number of COVID-19 cases drop and stabilize, Singapore takes strides towards normalcy. The Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) level will be changed to Yellow starting today (April 26, 2022). Expect to see more restrictions lifted and employees returning back to the office soon. In this Pacific Prime Singapore article, we’ll go over …

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Singapore streamlines safe management measures: What you need to know

Following previous postponements, Singapore’s Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MMF) announced that the city-state will streamline Safe Management Measures (SMMs) across five core parameters. The streamlining of SMM 1 to 5 has been/will be revised, with the latest revision occurring on March 29th, 2022. The decision to implement new measures comes as the daily local numbers have started …

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