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Singapore-based entrepreneur wins global tech award
Grace Clapham was chosen by Sir Richard Branson and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak as the global winner of “inspirational leadership”. Read more.

Sylvia Koh named new Chief People Officer at CrimsonLogic
Koh leaves her role as regional HR director for Jardine Lloyd Thompson in Hong Kong to return to Singapore. Read more.

Kamal Karanth named new MD of Kelly Services Malaysia
Karanth has replaced Melissa Norman as managing director. Read more.

Singaporeans have “basic” understanding of CPF
While most have heard of the CPF Minimum Sum and LIFE scheme, only a small percentage were clear on the specifics. Read more.

Jeffrey Tang appointed MD of Towers Watson Hong Kong
Prior to this appointment, Tang led the talent and rewards practice in Hong Kong with a strong track record in HR. Read more.

WDA and SMU partner to groom HR leaders in Singapore
The new collaboration will build competencies in talent acquisition, L&D, succession planning, talent management and more. Read more.

UBS’ chief operating officer becomes group HR head
Plus: Koshu Raghunandan moves to SBM Asia Services as the HR lead, after leaving the Archer Well Company. Read more.

Singapore’s business optimism dips in third quarter
The slight decrease is partly due to limitations on foreign worker employment and dampened global sentiments. Read more.

Singapore Business Federation chairman steps down
After six years at the helm, Tony Chew is leaving “on a high note”. He will be succeeded by Teo Siong Seng for a two-year term. Read more.

Aviva poaches Great Eastern’s CEO
Christopher Wei will step down in September to take on a new role as CEO Global Life Insurance and Chairman Asia at Aviva. Read more.

Najib: Government to prioritise HR efforts
Malaysia’s government will focus on three agendas within their human capital efforts in a bid to become a developed nation. Read more.

MOM: Jobs openings outnumber job seekers in Singapore
The number of job openings has increased for the third consecutive quarter, reflecting a market which is still yearning for talent. Read more.

Trained employees performing better: WDA report
Both employers and staff report higher productivity and efficiency levels after attending local skills training programmes. Read more.

India’s new PM creates Ministry of Entrepreneurship
Narendra Modi’s new ministry on skills aims to boost job creation and skilled professionals to help close the talent gap. Read more.

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