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新加坡国立大学透露,香灰莉木学院一名讲师因“与一名本科生有亲密关系”而被解雇

Oct 22, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership

新加坡国立大学公布了解雇Jeremy Fernando的细节,他曾是香灰莉木学院的非驻校教职员工。

新加坡国立大学之前曾表示,Fernando“没有达到大学对教师所期望的专业水准”,但没有详细说明,理由是内部工作人员事务保密。

据亚洲新闻台报道,事件发生后,一群香灰莉木学院的大学生组成了一个社区支持工作组,以重建和加强大学社区内的信任。

亲密关系

在10月21日发表的一份声明中,该校表示,其内部调查证实Fernando“与一名本科生有亲密关系”,这“严重违反”了该校的员工行为准则。

声明说,因此校方“迅速采取行动解雇了他”。

该声明称,这起案件涉及两名学生,其中一人曾是香灰莉木学院的学生,她们正在得到新加坡国立大学受害者关怀组“强烈的支持和照顾”。

已建议这两名学生在一名新加坡国立大学工作人员的陪同下向警方举报有关性骚扰的指控。

新加坡国立大学也分别向警方报案。

附件列出新加坡国立大学采取的行动

该报告还包含一份附件,详细说明了自该大学得到两起针对Fernando投诉中的第一起投诉以来所采取的行动。

事件列表始于8月27日的第一起投诉。

Fernando于8月31日被停职,并被禁止与新加坡国立大学的学生或工作人员联系。除协助调查外,他还被禁止上班。

Fernando也被下达了"禁止接触令",禁止他联系任何一名申诉人。

投诉的学生决定不报警

新加坡国立大学说,投诉Fernando的两名学生都与国大的工作人员(包括受害者关怀组人员以及香灰莉木学院的一名主管)探讨了“向警方报案的选择”。

每名学生都有两次报警的想法;一次是在她们投诉后不久,一次是在10月7日她们被告知国大决定解雇Fernando时。

如果投诉人选择报案,受害者关怀组承诺将“全程继续给予支持”,包括陪同她们到警局。

两名投诉人都决定不向警方报案。

信息本应更及时

尽管新加坡国立大学决定于10月7日解雇Fernando,并在同一天通知了教职工,但香灰莉木学院的其他员工和学生在一个多星期后的10月18日才被告知此事。

新加坡国立大学承认,他们“本可以更及时地与香灰莉木学院的员工和学生共享有关解雇的信息”。

校方表示,必须在考虑到受害者的情况下来“平衡隐私和保密的利益”。

顶图来自新加坡国立大学


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Talent shortage in Singapore with 8 in 10 employers reporting difficulty in filling roles

Jun 15, 2022 | 🚀 Fathership

In ManpowerGroup Singapore's Q2 Employment Outlook Survey, the company revealed positive sentiments regarding pay increments and bonuses. In the latest edition of this report, for Q3, the sentiments have shifted towards hiring between the July to September 2022 period - labelled as "a record high" in the report.

In brief, Singapore’s net employment outlook (NEO) is at +40%, with the previous "record high" being in Q4 2011 at +31%. Further, employers surveyed in all 11 sectors (i.e. communications & media, manufacturing, and construction) anticipate positive headcount growth in Q3, with not-for-profit employers reporting "strongest" hiring intentions at 67%.

Despite the optimistic outlook, Singapore’s talent shortage level has been found to be at "its highest in 16 years", with more than eight in 10 (84%) employers reporting difficulty in filling roles. This statistic represented a 20% increase from 2021. Prior to that, talent shortage levels were quite high in 2018 at 56%, and in 2010 at 53%. According to the findings, the most difficult-to-fill roles are in restaurants & hotels (97%), other services (89%), and construction (88%).

That said, the "most sought-after" professions are: IT & data, operation & logistics, sales & marketing, manufacturing & production, and customer facing & front office. On top of that, employers are also looking at soft skills such as critical thinking & analysis, creativity & originality, resilience & adaptability, leadership & social influence, and reasoning & problem solving.

"The shift from pandemic to endemic has given companies greater clarity on their business outlooks," explained Linda Teo, Country Manager, ManpowerGroup Singapore. "Employers are ramping up their hiring due to a combination of factors like pent-up demand for manpower, employee attrition, and shortage of workers with the right skillsets."

Dissecting the local numbers

Filtering Singapore's NEO figure, analysts discovered that:

  • More than half (52%) of employers plan to hire;
  • More than one in 10 (12%) of employers expect a staffing decrease;
  • Close to four in 10 (35%) of employers plan to keep workforce levels steady, and
  • Less than five in 10 (2%) of employers are undecided about the hiring/talent scene.

In addition to not-for-profit employers having strong hiring intentions, those in other services (professional, scientific & technical, and administrative & support) similarly have positive intentions at 59%. These employers are then followed by those in banking, finance, insurance & real estate (56%), wholesale & retail trade (50%), and restaurants & hotels (46%).

A global perspective

Of the more than 40,000 employers surveyed across the globe, many are likewise expecting to hire more workers in the Q3 2022. According to findings, the global NEO is at +33% - which revealed hiring intentions to "increase year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter" respectively at +18% and +4%. In terms of per country/territory data, Mexico ranks top with a +59% NEO, while India has a +51%; Mainland China +29%, and Hong Kong +11%.

India's NEO is the strongest in the APAC region for the second consecutive quarter, up 13% since Q2. As for Hong Kong's NEO, it improved by 8% compared to Q2 2022, and by 10% compared to the previous year.

Looking at the hiring/talent scene, analysts discovered that digital roles continue to drive "most demand" with employers in IT & technology (+44%). This is followed by those in banking, finance, insurance & real estate (+38%), construction (33%), and manufacturing (33%).