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Nurturing Global Employees

A globalised company culture adds value to the development and growth of these two staff at MTU Asia.

By Cheak Hong Ian

With only 53 percent of employees happy at work, job satisfaction rates in Singapore are the second lowest worldwide, raising questions on how engaging Singaporeans’ careers really are.

Both Lawrence Chong and Charlene Tan left their previous jobs because wanted to try something different at their new jobs.

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A Prescription For Success

In the highly competitive pharmaceutical industry, GSK stands out among the rest with its big heart.

By Ernest Eng

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical companies, which brings innovative medicines to patients in Singapore to help fight diseases and treat illnesses. Some examples of diseases and illnesses combated include asthma, diabetes, cancer, hepatitis, and psychiatric illness, as well as vaccines to help prevent diseases.

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The Great Insurance Myth

With Great Eastern, Tan Su Zen manage to rise to heights that she never thought was possible.

By Ashley Choo

A career in the insurance industry carries with it a certain social stigma that has unfairly enveloped the people working inside. Many would rather work outside of the insurance field as their preferred career choice. However, this is ironic considering the market demand for insurance products is rather sizeable.

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OBS - Where Work And Life Meet

It’s not often that one gets to do what you love as a job. Being part of the OBS family like Benjamin Koh and Louis Soo is a fine example of achieving the perfect work-life balance as it is a lifestyle and not a job that you are pursuing.

By Cheryl Tay

It is important to do what you love and love what you do. However, more often than not, a lot of people are in jobs that serve the primary purpose of paying the bills. You hear stories from your friends and peers who are in their jobs solely because of the money.

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Making a Mark in Manpower

The new Military Domain Experts Scheme (MDES) is slated to enhance the career for Naval Engineers like ME5 Toh Tee Yang with its emphasis in specialisation.

By Nabilah Husna A. Rahman

Serving the nation is how boys transform to men. This transformation is exemplified in ME5 Toh Tee Yang – at least, according to his loved ones, who saw his maturation in character over the 12 years that he has spent in the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN).

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Accentuating People In Business

Accenture may be a big name in business and IT, but it is at heart, a people’s business.

By Ashley Choo

Accenture may not be the first organisation you think of when you think of IT, but it is a name most have definitely seen and heard before. It may be seeing Accenture featured in business and IT stories – from reporting strong financial results to bagging million-dollar contracts – or even seeing its logo appearing as a sponsor for sports tournaments.

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Getting a headstart with CIMA


Accountancy student Dickson Koh shares his thoughts on doing a self-study course with the CIMA.

By Jenny Mak

For most students, school holidays signal the time to rest and relax. But not for 24-year-old Dickson Koh, a second-year accountancy student at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) - he chose to take a self-study course with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Dickson decided to enrol into a three-month course in Enterprise Operations which gives him a general overview of business covering topics ranging from logistics to human resources. Dickson finds this course helpful. “It helps (me) see the whole picture, how my job fits in the economic environment,” he explains.

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Giving Hope To Patients, Giving Life To Staff

With a management that promotes work-life balance and a CEO that meets informally with people under her over coffee, the NKF is an organisation that stands out for its family-friendly policies.

By Farhan Shah

In the fast-paced society of Singapore, poverty and sickness is normally seen as an oddity that disappears when you close your eyes. Yet, in this concrete jungle of modernity, there exists people who live on the fringes, forgotten by most.

But not everyone disregards their existence. The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is one organisation that helps these people. It provides subsidised dialysis services to poor kidney patients who could not otherwise afford it.

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The Perfect Lift-Off

The notion of flight has enticed mankind for centuries. One SIA pilot reveals how his profession complements his interest for travel and aviation.

By Nabilah Husna A. Rahman

What is usually every young boy’s first fantasy is very much a reality for Captain Tay Lim Tiang, a pilot with Singapore Airlines (SIA). Having long harboured an interest in flight technology, Lim Tiang now has control over the “metal birds” and travels to different cities all over the globe for a living.

He chose to study Electronics and Communication Engineering at Singapore Polytechnic (SP) in order to chase his dream of flying to success, literally. “I was very intrigued with the job of a pilot during my youth. I was fascinated by the machines that are able to take flight in the sky,” the SIA pilot reveals.

With regard to his engineering background, Lim Tiang explains, “Modern aircraft incorporates many applications of technology, and as such, pursuing an engineering diploma is a logical extension of my interest in aviation.”

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Making It Happen At Makino

Climbing to the top is easy. Staying there is harder. Makino has been able to remain the leader of advanced machine tools manufacturing with the brilliant engineering talents it has at its disposal.

By Farhan Shah

Engineering is a field strongly dominated by men but that did not deter Charlene Kwan Yee Ling from pursuing her passion in engineering. After receiving a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from NUS in 2003, Charlene scored a position with Makino Asia the following year and slowly carved out a niche for herself in the company’s R&D department.

However, it was not an easy journey for Charlene. She had to battle both internal and external pressures when she first joined.

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