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26 November 2012 Posted by achieve-admin

The Future Of Manufacturing – Perspective of a Recruitment Agency

Our CEO Joshua Yim was quoted in The Business Times’ Views from the Top column on 26th November on the topic of how Singapore’s manufacturing sector will evolve to remain a pillar of the economy, and how this will affect our recruitment business. “Manufacturing will continue to be an important pillar in Singapore’s economy but […]

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19 October 2012 Posted by achieve-admin

8 Rookie Errors To Screw Up The Hiring Process

Everyone knows that hiring the wrong individual will end up costing your organisation far more than their monthly salary. Here’s how you can ensure that happens by screwing up the selection process with these rookie errors. Thankfully, we also give you tips on how to cover all your bases. Get distracted Has this ever happened […]

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10 October 2012 Posted by achieve-admin

Western Expats In Middle East Earn The Most

Western expats working in the Middle East earn more money than Asian or Arab peers, a new survey has found. While it is widely documented that expats are well paid across the Gulf States, such as oil-rich Saudi Arabia, many are not aware of the distinctions among foreign workers. However, a survey by the Middle […]

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21 September 2012 Posted by achieve-admin

The Missing Link In Human Resource Development

Frustrated by disengaged employees and a disgruntled workforce? David Too, Senior Director of HR Consulting at Achieve Group discusses the missing ingredient in employee engagement – relationships at work. Despite all the buzz about employee engagement, the cold hard truth is that there remains a missing link in human resource development today.  The demise of […]

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15 August 2012 Posted by achieve-admin

6 In 10 Companies To Freeze Wage Hike

While those intending to increase staff salaries plan a measly 3% raise. According to Achieve Group’s Hiring Trends Report 2H12 which 58% of companies indicated that there would be ‘No change’ in staff salaries. 22% of companies intend to increase staff salaries by ‘Up to 3%’ while 18% of those surveyed plan to hike wages […]


15 August 2012 Posted by achieve-admin

Two-Thirds Of Bosses Plan To Freeze Hiring In H2 – Perspective of a Recruitment Agency

Employers have become more cautious in hiring in the second half of the year, with two in three planning to freeze recruitment altogether, according to a survey by local recruitment firm Achieve Group. For those who still need workers – 32 per cent of those surveyed – most are taking in only small numbers. This […]

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14 August 2012 Posted by achieve-admin

Most Companies Intend To Freeze Hiring – Report on Recruitment Agencies

SINGAPORE: A survey of 450 company executives on hiring trends for the second half of this year showed that the majority of respondents (66 per cent) intend to freeze hiring between July to December 2012. The same survey also shows that 32 per cent plan to hire more staff while 2 per cent plan to […]

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14 August 2012 Posted by achieve-admin

Company Bosses Complain Singaporeans Too Choosy On Jobs

1 in 2 companies claim Singaporeans are choosy when it comes to work. According to Achieve Group’s Hiring Trends Report 2012, there has been much debate on the hiring of foreign talent instead of Singaporeans ever since the hot button issue surfaced during the General Elections in 2011. The government has since implemented a number […]

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30 June 2012 Posted by achieve-admin

Asia On Demand – Perspective of a Recruitment Agency

Joshua Yim, CEO of Achieve Group in Singapore discusses the current recruitment trends and hot hiring sectors across the Asia Pacific. The changing winds of fortune have been wafting towards the east ever since the Great Financial Crisis of 2008-2009. Developing countries in Asia have experienced a growth spurt in recent years, with China leading […]

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5 March 2012 Posted by achieve-admin

Able To Work

Have services and opportunities for workers with disabilities in Singapore become better or worse over the past couple of years? What more needs to be done? THE number of social enterprises that aim to help the less fortunate, including People With Disabilities (PWDs), has increased over the past few years. This appears to be a […]