Keeping up with disruption

The Business Times
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Published: 29 Aug 2016

 
What are, for you, the biggest takeaways from the 2016 National Day Rally?

THE National Day Rally covered broad themes from the challenges confronting the world such as recent adverse geopolitical developments and escalating incidents of terrorism to domestic concerns of economic challenges, need for good politics and governance, and race relations.

From a business perspective, the emphasis on skills development was pertinent, as it is the key to help buttress our economy given the macro issues of diminishing competitiveness that our nation is facing.

This is particularly relevant to our industry, as we provide the very competencies the Prime Minister referenced, such as career transition services, which are needed given the current state of the economic and business climate.

His focus on SkillsFuture is also aligned with the nature of our business as a human resource consultancy. Talent management and development have never been more crucial given the growing pressures that Singapore businesses are currently facing.

Ronald Lee
Managing Director
PrimeStaff Management Services Pte Ltd

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