Businesses and the Gig Economy

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🕒 Reading Time: 4 minutes Today, gig work has emerged as a new form of work in a world with advancements in technology alongside the COVID-19 pandemic dismantling the traditional form of work. It has become undeniable that the growth of gig work, that is driving the gig economy, is likely to grow greater.  Gig […]

Freelancing vs Full-time Jobs

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🕒 Reading Time: 5 minutes The gig economy is becoming increasingly popular in Singapore in recent times, even before the Covid-19 pandemic. So what exactly are the differences between freelancing and a full-time job? What’s freelancing? Freelancers are people who are self-employed, they provide their services or products to companies and organisations for an agreed-upon […]

True Cost of Hiring in Singapore

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🕒 Reading Time: 4 minutes There has always been competition among companies for talented employees and are one of the most highly-coveted resources on the market. This makes it all the more necessary to seek the right person for the job given that they are important investments in your business. Understanding your hiring expenses can […]

The Growing Contingent Workforce

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🕒 Reading Time: 4 minutes In today’s human capital landscape, the term ‘contingent workforce’ has become a popular option for businesses. Unlike the full-time mode of employment, the contingent workforce is a labour pool typically hired on an on-demand basis and maybe engaged under a contract or temporarily. This workforce consists of freelancers, small-business owners […]

Shift Towards Skills-Based Hiring

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🕒 Reading Time: 4 minutes The evolving workforce dilemma to occupy hard-to-fill roles and unemployment due to COVID-19 raised a skills-focused approach to hire as a solution. In this tight hiring market, finding talent is now coupled with reliance on skills — especially those that are verifiable. Today, the pandemic has further accelerated the trend […]

Outside is rebranding!

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Introducing… Outside, again. A new and improved formula, but the same old taste.  If you’ve stuck with us, you’ll have noticed things are looking a little different. Exciting times are coming and we wanted to reflect that. If you’re new and this is the first time you’ve heard of us; Hello, welcome Outside! While most […]

6 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas Based on Your Budget

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At some point in our lives, we would all have experienced the pain of budget constraints. As economists would say, we are all rational consumers aiming to maximise utility within the constraints of our budget, ceteris paribus.  We would then direct our limited resources towards the product that gives maximum satisfaction to us, or in […]

Money Saving Tips: How To Build Your Nest Egg

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It’s finally “thank you, next” to 2020 as we embark on the new year 2021. Our way of living has changed greatly due to Covid-19, including our way of spending. Surprisingly, I have saved more money than before because I no longer have my wallet hanging near a Starbucks branch. Instead, what’s hanging around is […]

Tapping on the Untapped Labour Market

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Huh, Singapore’s retirement age is so high but there is still untapped labour in the market? Compared to other OECD countries, our unemployment rate is one of the lowest and yet there is still untapped labour? Hold on, where is the untapped labour? I’ll do one better, who is untapped labour? More importantly, why is […]

What is it like #taskingOutside?

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Not all heroes wear capes, but our trusty taskers are always there to answer to your calls for help. Ranging from full-time students to part-time job holders, they are a part of Outside’s community of taskers who are no Outsider to you. Today, we interviewed a number of trusty taskers who are always going the […]