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Navigating Workplace Taboos: Tattoos

By Deanna Bonaparte

Given the rapid pace at which social norms are being shattered and redefined today, one would hardly be surprised to learn that the meek, goody two-shoes next door has a palm-sized dragon tattoo brightly imprinted on her torso. The act of getting a tattoo is no longer synonymous with an act of rebellion, nor does having tattoos make one a hooligan. (Read More Here!)

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The Importance of Workplace Diversity

By Desiree Yang

As a multi-racial, cosmopolitan business hub, Singapore has only seen its diverse workforce become even more diverse. As of 2013, 66 per cent of the 1.46 million non-resident population was employed in lower/semi-skilled, mid-level skilled or higher-skilled positions. With a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita of S$69,050 in 2013 – one of the highest in the world – such diversity has clearly positioned Singapore for global success. But while it’s important for companies to know how to go about increasing diversity in the workplace, it is equally important for them to know exactly why it’s encouraged. (Read More Here!)

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Toward a More Inclusive Workplace

By: Gerald Goh

Even as Singaporeans celebrate Racial Harmony Day this weekend, it’s worthwhile to take a step back and reflect on Singapore’s increasingly-diverse working environment.

Employees from other countries are joining the country’s workforce in ever-increasing numbers. With this growing ethnic diversity in the workplace, organisations should formulate and implement policies and practices (if they haven’t done so already) that foster an inclusive workplace, one that understands and appreciates the differences between employees while helping them maximise their potential.

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