08 Oct '11, 1am

The link between Unstable Employment and fall in fertility

Recently, after I gave a talk to a group of university students on technology, a student walk up to me and asked if he took up a job in the company I worked, what is the length (how many years) is the employment contract. I told he there is no contract if people are hired, we prefer them to stay forever until they choose retire because we are working with high tech stuff that require extensive and continuous training. Unfortunately, the company where I work is fast becoming a rarity in its hiring policies. I've interviewed many young people in the past few years and became quite familiar with what employment is like for engineers and IT professionals in Singapore today. It is easy to find someone who had 4 different jobs in 6 years. One applicant came with a pile of certification and list training courses he attended, he told me he paid for every one of those because the s...

Full article: http://singaporemind.blogspot.com/2011/10/unstable-employ...

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