InteraCTES

  
27
Mar
banner for the articleInterpersonal Skills

Whether in our workplace or in our personal lives, we have surely encountered challenges handling people. Sometimes, we reach an impasse where we do not know how to react to the situations. This is where interpersonal skills kick in and do its job, helping us to create and maintain good relationships, manage conflicts and solve problems. Strong interpersonal skills empower us to network effectively.

Here are four key areas of development for inte...

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13
Mar
banner for the articleTrending Now in Singapore

If we think about how we interact with the global sphere today, it is commonly via electronic devices. Well-known brands such as Lazada, Zalora, and OCBC Singapore are some of the most searched brands and their services are easily accessible electronically. Previously, we had to physically go to the bank to make a bank transfer, but today, this transaction can easily be done on your phone!

What does this mean for the job roles today? Just as ar...

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08
Feb
banner for the articleHave a break, live for the weekends!

In a fast-paced and dynamic working world, we are often given deadlines and workload which we may not be able to handle. From week to week, we bury ourselves in our work, neglecting the protests from our bodies in saying, "HEY, WE NEED A REST HERE!". Thinking that you will be more productive by constantly working is false. Research has shown that we need time to refresh - not just for our bodies, but also for our minds.

Having a mental break is important and this can ...

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02
Feb
banner for the articlePractice, Practice, Practice: Mock Interview with PSB-Daegu University

Qualification is not the only key to success, knowing how to deliver them is also important. Slapping down our qualifications onto a piece of paper is easy, but what about presenting them in person?

Recently, we hosted a group of Korean students from PSB-Daegu University when they were here in Singapore. This session was targeted to help the students learn and to improve on their interview skills. Anxiety and nerves tend to kick in during ...

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Topic(s): Interview
08
Jan
banner for the articleAceing Your Interview, Introvertly

Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

If you are a person who gets energized from having alone time, interacting with small groups and will feel overwhelmed in new situations or large groups of people, you are likely to be an introvert. Introverts and extroverts behave very differently and these behavioural differences may very often determine the kind of jobs which you take on and your career prospects.

For those who can identify themselves as an introvert, it&#...

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Topic(s): Interview
04
Dec
banner for the articleThe Way Forward: A Better Workplace for All

Building an organization that provides the best possible work environment and a place where employees feel they can actively contribute is pertinent to CTES. Given that our employees spend more than 70% of their waking hours at work, we owe it to them to provide a great workplace so they can be motivated, positive, appreciated and engaged. In a recent group meeting with our employees, we discussed the employees' definition of a great workplace and asked f...

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13
Nov
banner for the articleCareer Fair at the London School of Business and Finance

Are career fairs a thing of the past? We are here to tell you that's not true!
 

Recently, we participated in a career fair organized by the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF). During the career fair, we had a great time connecting with the students in the school and to share the various job opportunities that we have on hand. Within the three hours, we spoke to many students, all of whom were excited about their future stepping out...

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Topic(s): Career Path
06
Nov
banner for the articleTerm Employment Tripartite Standards by TAFEP

We have adopted the Tripartite Standard on the Employment of Term Contract Employees by Tripartite Alliance of Fair Employment Practices (TAFEP) and are committed to be a fair and progressive employer of term contract workers! Term contract employees are those who are on fixed-term contracts of employment that will terminate upon the expiry of a specific term unless it is renewed.

The specifications of adopting the tripartite standards are:
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26
Oct
banner for the articleSingapore's Ageing Population

We have been featured on today's front page of The New Paper!

A Mercer report recently mentioned that Singapore's productivity loss due to sickness absenteeism will reach $3.3 billion by 2030 due to an aging workforce. It also recommended that organizations in Singapore should start mitigating the higher costs of ill health by implementing holistic health programmes. As a recent awardee of the Excellent! category in the biennial ...

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Topic(s): Just For Fun
20
Oct
banner for the articleNidaros Cathedral Men and Boys Choir

Were you at the Esplanade this evening to hear the Nidaros Cathedral Men and Boys Choir sing? Their voices were amazing!

This concert is presented by Licha Stelaus Productions Pte Ltd, an organization under the umbrella of Chenter Foundation, a charitable foundation registered in the United States. This foundation aims to provide education for underprivileged children, advancement of children’s medical science and healthcare and lastly...

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