Employers and employees both have part to play in workers’ career health amid industry disruptions: Panellists

Employers and employees both have part to play in workers' career health amid industry disruptions: Panellists


In his starting statement before the panels dialogue, Dr Tan spoke about how technologies- driven problems are occurring at an “accelerated” speed.

Against this backdrop, it is important for workers to take possession of their job health. Much like real wellness, taking a proactive and strategic approach is usually better, he added.

” Instead of acting just when things go wrong, we should be constantly constantly, compellingly be developing our personal career plans to pursue employment and training opportunities in a focused and purposeful manner”, said Dr Tan.

At the same time, it is in the attention of companies to help the career wellness of their workers.

” In tight labour markets especially, businesses who support the job health of their employees will become better able to retain and attract staff”.

Dr Tan even gave changes on some government initiatives to help aid workers in maintaining their career health.

One example is Polaris, a pilot program which provides career advice for employed people.

Within two weeks of its release in November, the program has been fully subscribed, and a third of the 200 individuals have completed the program hus way.

” With our first achievement, WSG will level up this captain to respond to another 580 individuals- about two times more- this time. The new Polaris career guidance programmes are now open for registration, and I encourage everyone present to sign up with WSG quickly”, he said.

He added that the government will support workers with jobs and skills insights, such as through the CareersFinder feature on the MyCareersFuture portal, so that they can better plan their own careers and explore different opportunities.

Some 20 industry partners- including prospective employers, training providers and career consultants- are taking part in the Career Forward event.

It will also feature 50 speakers who will provide insights into various topics such as women’s careers and the glass ceiling, the prospects of careers in financial technology, as well as Artificial Intelligence ( AI ).

A few visitors on Saturday told TODAY they came to the event to learn more about the latest developments in the labour market and to explore potential opportunities.

Mr Rohit Panda, 22, who just finished his full time National Service, was interested in finding a job in technology and cyber security.

” I saw one of the talks will be touching about technology and AI (artificial intelligence ), ( and ) thought it would be useful for me to listen in and get insights about the industry”, said the polytechnic graduate.

Another visitor who only wanted to be known as Mr Teo, 37, said he was at the event to accompany a friend who was actively looking for a job.

At the same time, Mr Teo, who works in the built environment industry, said he was also “keeping an open mind” to possible opportunities.

” The hiring climate is not very rosy. So I’m here to see what exhibitors are there and what kind of opportunities are still available today”.

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