Insights

Different end clients with different approaches

18 Sep 2019

We are now less than seven months away from the implementation of IR35 Reform in the private sector and more end clients are starting to confirm how they will initially propose to handle the changes to the Off Payroll working rules.

Tags: IR35

What are the implications of UAE’s increasingly younger workforce?

10 Sep 2019

A younger workforce can impact the job market in various ways as it potentially influences the availability and market rates of many roles as well as the employability of older employees. Their influence in the gulf will be especially significant in the near future and is expected to reach 75% of the total number of employees in the gulf by 2025.

Tags: APAC MENA

How will upcoming technology impact Singapore and Hong Kong trading floors?

09 Sep 2019

The adoption of technology in the trade finance sector has become more popular amongst top banks and financial institutions across Asia. This is largely due to the high competition between the Asian Tigers – Singapore and Hong Kong – to become the best trading hub in region.

How to become a Data Scientist: 3 skills you never thought you should have

09 Sep 2019

Asian Tigers, Singapore and Hong Kong, remain in the forefront as Asia’s regional big data hub. Promising at least SGD1 billion to each of its economy each year, data science have been undoubtedly a high-growth sector. Coupled with its city-state’s significant infrastructure investment, Singapore champions’ innovation as part of its goal to become the world’s first Smart Nation.

IR35 Readiness Programme: Outcomes

06 Sep 2019

Since this event, in Aberdeen we've helped and up-skilled around 70 of our customers in their preparations for the private sector reform, which will be coming into effect in April 2020. Read how you can get a copy of our template materials, or get in touch with us, by reading the rest of the blog.

Tags: IR35

Is fighting fraud an overbearing task for banks in APAC?

29 Aug 2019

This worrying increase in fraudulent transactions is spurring great concern for APAC banks as they run the risk of losing the trust of customers in addition to financial losses.

Should you be hiring contractors in the Risk, Compliance & Governance sector?

28 Aug 2019

The gig economy have been proliferating in Singapore for the past few years. Ministry of Manpower (MOM) reported figures that there were about 200,000 freelancers in 2016 and this figure has grown exponentially with increasing opportunities.

How is digitisation innovating banks’ front-end and back-end operations across APAC?

26 Aug 2019

Digitisation is driving the future of banking across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. This growing trend provides tremendous potential for banks to improve their efficiency, optimise processes, and increase customer convenience with innovative solutions.

Singapore going deep with tech in 2020?

15 Jan 2020

The software development industry is a dynamic sector, supported by limitless advancements in deep technologies. Deep technology – known as technologies derived from continuous engineering innovation, scientific advances and discoveries – have been the key driver of growth.

The rise of the electric vehicle-is it truly better for the environment?

08 Jan 2020

With the rise in electronic vehicles (EVs) in 2019, our very own sector specialist, Lindsay Hartland, shared his thoughts on the environmental impact of this new tech. He suggested that the whole supply chain should be making steps towards improving the impact to the environment not just praising the benefits of the end-product. Find out what he had to say...

Tags: ENGINEERING

Top 5 tech jobs you should look out for in 2020

26 Dec 2019

From Artificial Intelligence to Robotics and Data Science, APAC remains as an irresistible magnet to global tech giants with its world-class innovation. Find out what are the top emerging jobs according to Linkedin's latest report here!

Is Asia-Pacific the place to be in finance for 2020?

17 Dec 2019

The biggest challenge for organisations today would be to manage their evolving workforce at a time of rapid change. This is especially so within Asia-Pacific’s (APAC) robust banking and financial industry where growth can be impeded due to the lack of the right digital talent.