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What is the risk of presenteeism in Singapore?

Presenteeism (the practice of coming to work when sick leave should be taken) may seem harmless, even commendable in its dedication to work. However, there are many hidden costs to presenteeism, and it’s important that you and your staff know how to identify and avoid it. Here are our tips.

Will Robo advisors make finance more efficient?

The fast pace of technology innovation has introduced digital automation into many industries. In financial services, automation can come in the form of robo advisors – financial planning software that helps investors manage their portfolios and process investment data. With such automated efficiency, will robo advisors be the future of Asia’s banking and finance sector and what does it mean for banking professionals?

Hackathons: a brave new world for technology

Once an informal practice by developers brainstorming new apps, the hackathon is now a mainstay in the information technology (IT) industry. Today, hackathons allow software developers to collaborate with designers, project managers and subject matter experts in intensive, high-energy sessions. What is the impact of hackathons on the IT industry?