為何台灣輸給新加坡?柯文哲:政治人物沒長期計畫,只有「撈錢計畫」

Jun 18, 2022 | 🚀 Fathership

年底將舉行台北市長選舉,台北市長柯文哲16日於節目《民眾之聲》中提到,擔任首都市長只要「不貪污」就好,台灣2000年後就沒有政治家了,「只剩政客」。台北市目前還是最先進的地方,買票沒什麼效。但什麼國家選什麼總統,21世紀還有俄羅斯總統普京(Vladimir Putin)和中國國家主席習近平,這個很糟糕。

對於首都市長該具備怎樣的能力,柯文哲表示,不要貪污就好了。自己任台北市長時,有聽到重大弊案嗎?正直誠信、認真工作就好。台灣為何輸給新加坡?2000年之前台灣贏新加坡、之後台灣卻輸給新加坡,2000年後台灣還有政治家嗎?之後的政治人物再也沒有長期計畫,只有「撈錢計畫」。

柯文哲:到2022還有普京跟習近平很糟糕

台北市民偏向選人不選黨?柯文哲認為,台北市仍是台灣最先進的地方,所以買票沒什麼效。台北市民比較獨立思考。什麼國家選什麼總統,美國號稱最民主國家,但前總統川普(Donald Trump)竟然還拿了7300萬票。(相關報導:通膨創40年新高,何時才讓人喘口氣?70年代歷史教訓:世界經濟恐將硬著陸|更多文章)

柯文哲表示,疫情爆發時,台灣沒有出動警察、軍隊,2周內就可以控制疫情,是民主政治的勝利。台北市民80%會聽話,叫他怎樣就怎樣,這是他對台灣民主的信心。習近平不要連任對中國比較好,因為不可以讓一個國家沒有其他聲音出現;已經到2022,可是怎麼還有普京跟習近平?這個很糟糕。


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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%).