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Who: Singapore HR professionals, Qlik and Innovation House Finland.

Weekly Business Brief | 2019 Week 12

Wrapping up the week's business news and announcements.

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Attracting quality talent a priority among Singapore HR professionals

Despite ‘attracting quality talent’ being a top priority for Singapore organisations, it was found only 17% of these organisations assess their candidates for digital mindsets.

Aon’s 2019 Talent Acquisition Southeast Asia Study has revealed that the top three HR focus areas for companies in Singapore centre on hiring top talent to gain business advantages.

These areas include attracting quality talent (59%), building employer brand (32%) and enhancing the efficiency of the recruitment process (30%), Aon said in a press release.

Despite ‘attracting quality talent’ being a top priority for Singapore organisations, it was found only 17% of these organisations assess their candidates for digital mindsets.

Further, qualities including digital communication, strategic solutioning, a drive to succeed and mental endurance are among the common expectations across the board.

In line with that, 59% of Singapore organisations face a challenge attracting quality talent, while just 33% use technology-enabled assessments covering personality, cognitive ability and behaviours to identify candidates with the right competencies. In fact, only 18% currently use mobile-enabled assessments while 14% use video-based assessments, while only 5% use gamified assessments.

That said, it was highlighted that these numbers are expected to increase significantly in the future due to the following:

  • There is a 31-point increase in companies looking to adopt mobile-based assessments (49%);
  • A 21-point increase for video-based assessments (35%);
  • And a 22-point increase for gamified assessments (27%).

Read more on this report from Human Resources Online.

Qlik expands its library of free data literacy courses

The free courses… have been designed to empower everyone with the ability to understand and use data with confidence, as well as help to foster a culture of data literacy and data-informed decision making inside organisations.

The Data Literacy Project, the community dedicated to making society fluent in data, has announced the expansion of its library of resources, with 18 free Data Literacy courses now available from Qlik to help people and organisations around the world understand, analyse and use data with confidence.

“Data-informed decision making is the ability to transform data and information into actionable and verified knowledge to ultimately make decisions,” said Kevin Hanegan, Chief Learning Officer at Qlik. “As the Fourth Industrial Revolution takes hold, data will be its universal language. That’s why we have made a firm commitment to helping organisations globally upskill workers in data literacy, from tackling unconscious bias in how they interpret data, to tips on how to correctly interrogate data, to ensure more robust business outcomes.”

The free courses, which are powered by Qlik’s self-service online learning platform and available on the Data Literacy Project website, have been designed to empower everyone with the ability to understand and use data with confidence, as well as help to foster a culture of data literacy and data-informed decision making inside organisations.

In addition to self-paced online learning modules, the following are also available from the Data Literacy Project: a comprehensive data analytics certification, learning resources for professors and students, and a Data Literacy Project individual assessment to receive a training roadmap based on your data persona. Qlik also offers a one day, instructor-led class, which is available worldwide as part of its Data Literacy education program at Qlik.com/GetDataLiterate.

Read more on this announcement from Qlik.

Innovation House Finland opens co-working space in Block 71

The 200-seat co-working space is located in Blk 71 Launchpad @One-North.

The 200-seat co-working space is located in Blk 71 Launchpad @One-North. Membership options include the use of co-working facilities with services, such as inclusion in the local networks, social media marketing and being part of a collaborative community.

Members can also tap on Eight Mercatus‘s (a startup platform launched recently by the VC firm) services such as searching for financial channels and partnerships, marketing and branding, recruitment, legal and patent affairs in the Asian market.

Read more on this report from e27.


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