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Minister and President Pay Cut 36 to 53 percent

The Singapore Ministerial Salary Review Committee made its recommendations on 4 January 2012. The wage review committee which is chaired by Mr Gerard Ee made the following public video press release of its recommendations to the Singapore government. Ministerial Salary Review Committee’s recommendations at Press Release Revised ministerial wages after recommended salary cut 1. President’s…

Big 4 Accounting and Audit Firms in Singapore – Pay Scale, Increment and Job Grades

The Big Four largest accounting and audit firms in the world based in Singapore are Deloitte & Touche (Deloitte), Ernst & Young (EY), KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). The fifth and sixth largest accounting and audit companies are BDO and RSM Chio Lim International. These large international professional services firms handle the bulk of audits for…

About Resumes: How Job Applications with CVs have Changed over the Years

How can I increase my salary in my Singapore job? This is an often asked question by my friends and colleagues through informal surveys I have done over the years. One of the most important way is to find a new job that pays a better salary, or to start your fresh graduate career in…

Revised Employment Pass and S Pass Qualifying Salary in Singapore from 2012

In PM Lee’s 2011 National Day Rally conducted on 14 Aug 2011, he announced a few changes to the Government’s policies which reinforced the “Singaporeans First” principle, including changes to HDB Flats Income Ceiling and the Employment Pass and S Pass Qualifying Salaries. Ministry of Manpower (MOM) subsequently announced changes to the Employment Pass and…

Men Should Earn How Much Salary Before Women Will Date or Marry Him?

Singaporean guys are often overhead asking their friends, how much money should they be earning from the jobs before any women will even date, or consider marrying them. Based on an early article published 20 years ago in the Journal of Personality, Kenrick, Sadalla and Groth conducted surveys on many students to gauge American college…

2011 HDB Income Ceiling – Revised Changes Announced at National Rally by PM Lee

In the 2011 National Day Rally conducted at the University Cultural Centre at NUS on 14 Aug 2011, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made an important announcement regarding the revision and changes to the HDB Income Ceiling. This revision in the HDB policy came about after Minister Khaw Boon Wah dropped hints on the Ministry…

Singapore Teachers Face Up to 30% Pay Cut When Re-hired After 62

The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced to the media that all school teachers who are re-hired after they retire at the age of 62 years old will face a pay reduction of up to 30%. This move is reportedly in preparation for the Singapore Government’s public sector re-employment salary scheme due to be implemented in…

NTU Fresh Grad Starting Salary from S$10,000 to S$20,000 per Month in 2011

Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) announced during its recent Convocation for 2011 that two-thirds of its fresh degree graduates found jobs before they graduated from school. Among those surveyed, 5 NTU graduates are earning a starting pay ranging from S$10,000 to S$20,000 per month. This news has set the online community in Singapore abuzz since…

Top 20 Job Search Portals, Recruitment Agency and Internship Websites in Singapore

To secure a good salary in Singapore in today’s job environment, fresh school leavers are expected to have good qualifications, and experienced hires are expected to have good diploma/degrees plus relevant working experiences. To make sure that you are able access and find the best jobs suitable for your education background and working experiences, I…

Job Employment Trends Slow Down in Singapore for 3Q 2011: Hudson Report

In the quarter 3 employment survey by Hudson, over 400 executives from key business sectors in Singapore reported that 56% planned to increase their hiring and grow the headcount in their companies for the July to September quarter for 2011. Compared to quarter 2, this was a slight drop from the 61% surveyed previously. And…

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