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Increased Interest in Joining Start-ups Among Jobseekers: CareerBuilder Singapore’s Employer of Choice Survey 2018

As the competition heats up between organisations to attract and retain talent in the tight labour market, companies who have consistently invested providing attractive employee packages as well as a strong work culture remain Employers of Choice. The interest and willingness to work for Start-Up companies is also seeing a steady increase. These are among the key insights from CareerBuilder Singapore’s Employer of Choice Survey 2018, which saw over 3,000 respondents.

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Should I, SME Owner, Allow My Employees to Work From Home?

Question:
I am setting up a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) and am wondering if I should have my employees work from home and/or collaborate online. Is it worth it to do so?

Answer:
In a nutshell? It depends on the nature your business, really. If the bulk of the work performed by your employees involves a lot of face-to-face interaction with business partners and clients, then this would probably not be a very feasible idea.

However, if your employees’ work is heavily individualistic by nature (such as creative design or copywriting), allowing them to work from home can be an attractive option.

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Q&A: Should I Join an MNC or SME?

Question:
I am a fresh graduate who currently has multiple job offers from various companies. For my first job, which would I be better off joining: a Multinational corporation (MNC) or a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME)?

Answer:
Firstly, congratulations on your graduation! Now that you’ve achieved a major milestone in your life, it’s time to take the next big step – your first job.

As the corporate culture found in an MNC and SME is vastly different, choosing which to work at rests heavily on what your interests, priorities and long-term career goals are. Let’s take a look at some differing characteristics between an MNC and SME:

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