Reduce work-related stress through corporate wellness programs in Singapore

Behind every successful company lies happy and healthy employees. As a company’s most important asset, employee health and wellbeing plays a vital role in its ongoing success. Stress, AKA the ‘silent killer’, can hinder that, leaving employees feeling overwhelmed and, eventually, burnt out. Sadly, newly industrialized Asian countries like Singapore tend to struggle with stress-related …

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Implementing family-friendly benefits at workplaces in Singapore

Whether it’s education funds, parental leaves, or housing subsidies, Singapore is known for taking good care of its citizens. To take it a step further, the city-state strives to make workplaces family-friendly. Employers are encouraged to implement progressive workplace practices to retain talent. In fact, there is even a Productivity Solutions Grant your company could …

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How long is paternity and maternity leave in Singapore?

Undoubtedly, becoming parents for the first time is an emotional roller-coaster of an experience. There are heaps of things to prepare for, from naming your baby, and having prenatal check-ups to choosing the delivery method and getting health insurance for your newborn child. It honestly doesn’t surprise us when parents are stressed and nervous. Luckily, …

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Introducing Pacific Prime Singapore’s exclusive SME plan with Allianz Care

In a time of economic uncertainty as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers need to be prudent with their budget, while healthcare remains a priority for employees. This conundrum is resulting in a redefinition and reassessment of group health insurance plans. Given this, Pacific Prime Singapore is offering a new and exclusive SME Solutions …

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Four-day work weeks among ideas to improve work-life balance in SG

After the post COVID-19 lockdown, governments and businesses across the world are mulling back-to-office strategies. A four-day working week is among one of the ideas to boost domestic tourism and address persistent work life balance issues. Initially suggested by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, this idea is gaining traction in other countries including Singapore. …

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Changes to Singapore’s Work Injury Compensation Act in 2020 – What you need to know

In September 2019, Singapore passed a new Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA) which became active from the beginning of 2020. Singapore’s WICA aims to enhance protection measures for workers in Singapore by placing stricter requirements on both businesses and insurers. Naturally, this leads to an increased compliance burden for businesses and insurers in the Lion …

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