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.
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?
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.
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)?
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: