News & Updates - GMP

News & Updates - GMP

News & Updates - GMP

News & Updates - GMP

News & Updates - GMP
News & Updates - GMP
News & Updates - GMP

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New Year New Look

In conjunction with The GMP Group’s 30th anniversary this year (which will fall on 8 April 2021), the HQ office in Singapore has been given a mini facelift.

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Top 3 at the HR Vendors of the Year Award 2019!

The GMP Group has done it again! Second year in a row being in the top ranks of the HR Vendors of the Year Award.

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Winner of the HR Vendor of the Year Awards 2018

Proud to be a recipient of the HR Vendor of the Year Awards 2018 Bronze!

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Boost Your Employability with The GMP Group

What is The GMP Group? The Global Manpower Professional (GMP) Group is one of the best employment agencies in Singapore. We are proud to say that we have been in the recruitment industry for around 27 years as one of the best employment agencies in Singapore. We are well-versed in all sorts of recruitment challenges, the change in the employment over the years, and the candidate market. What are our vision and mission? As one of the leading employment agencies in Singapore, our vision is to help fulfill the aspirations of individuals and create new possibilities for our customers as a strategic global partner in people solutions whereas our mission is to be the leading Asian people solutions provider with a global reach which includes being the first choice for companies in local and international recruitment, the first choice source of exciting employment opportunities for job-seekers as well as the first choice employer for our staff and prospective employees worldwide. What do we provide? We provide recruitment services for junior to mid-management and blue-collared positions. We also cater to permanent, temporary, part-time, contract or contingency basis jobs. As one of the best employment agencies in Singapore, we provide services that cover five specialist divisions namely GMP Recruitment, GMP Technologies, GMP Banking, GMP International, and GMP Consultancy. As one of the most versatile employment agencies in Singapore, we cover many sectors such as accounting and finance, customer service, food and beverage, human resources and administration, manufacturing, retail, sales and marketing, supply chain and logistics, as well as technical and production. What do our clients say about us? Our clients have all the good things to say about our service as one of the leading employment agencies in Singapore. According to Mr. Allen Chen who is a Department Manager at United Microelectronics Corporation, ‘The GMP Group’s industrial team has demonstrated high commitment and resourcefulness in providing the pool of applicants for our selection. It is truly a commendable performance. We appreciate their hard work. Keep up the good work’. ‘The team has clearly demonstrated resourcefulness, speed and commitment in understanding and fulfilling their clients' needs’- Ms Rebecca Tan, Vice President, Human Resources, Singapore Airport Terminal Services Ltd.

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Obstacles Faced by Women in The Workplace

The past two centuries saw a boom of liberalism; through the success of the first and second waves of feminism, humanity saw a rapid erosion of the established tradition of patriarchy and misogyny. We laud the success of the movement that availed women the basic right to vote under the 19th amendment; we celebrate personalities that break new grounds like the women behind the first women owned label Olivia Records. Domestic violence and sexual harassment issues fell and safeguards like custody and divorce laws rose into prominence. As we step into the 21st century, the third wave of feminists sought to take full advantage of these institutional gains of their predecessors- to instill respect for women and to end discrimination and stereotypes, especially when it comes to the workplace. This movement may still be in its infancy, however, as statistics point towards a lingering male dominance in the working world. While seemingly difficult to quantify, this author will seek to elucidate obstacles a modern day female might still face in the workplace. To begin, I shall expound upon the concept of a glass ceiling that is slated to contain the careers of every woman. In the recent US presidential election, democratic candidate Hillary Clinton rented a space beneath a literal glass dome to symbolize this exact point; she had hoped to revolutionize the eligibility criteria of America’s top office. We all knew how that ended: the metaphorical ceiling endured, a stark reminder of a great setback for women. Her failure was a striking reminder of this mindset that permeates society, that women are unfit to helm large organisations. Take the fortune 500 for example: women hold a paltry 4.2% of CEO positions in America's 500 biggest companies. As we go down the hierarchy, the balance of the genders equalizes, reaffirming this hypothesis. The reason for this, in this author’s opinion, is twofold. Primarily, women are seen as less shrewd, vulnerable and emotional, with a temperament unfit to lead. While our media has gotten much more nuanced than that of our fathers’, our culture remains heavily patriarchal. Homemakers are still predominantly female, delegated with the responsibility of bringing up the young, and to engage in more “feminine” activities like tailoring and cooking. Secondly, women are biologically short-changed. The female is the only party that is physically impaired by a pregnancy; this fundamental difference impedes her ability to pursue both a career and a family concurrently. She risks irrelevance in the nine months she takes off her work, and subsequent maternal duties continue to affect her performance. While protection is being given in the form of maternity leaves, employees are still known to favour males due to the existence of fewer distractions to their work. Some may argue, using notable exceptions, that there exist women that climb above and beyond this perceived limitation, pointing to German chancellor Angela Merkel and federal reserve’s chair Janet Yellen. While their existence bucks the trend, this author believes that they may reflect a symptom that sheds light on why women rarely attain prominence. When men succeed, they are referred to as “great men”, “great leaders”, “heroes”, “magnates”, and “founders”, conferring upon them titles accented with divinity. Juxtaposed with the male titles, we can see that the few names bestowed upon historically important female figures- Maria Theresa of Austria, Catherine of Russia, and even Angela Merkel are regularly likened to mothers who merely applied their “motherly instincts” to nurture a nation, a far cry from the almost godlike perception of male leaders. In the workplace this is especially evident. People dismiss good performance as luck, or even consign well performing females a certain scorn, as if they had betrayed what they were meant to do. Even more malicious co-workers may even put forth the idea that said female had resorted to immoral means to attain her worth, and hence disregard her achievements. Most importantly, I believe women themselves are the greatest obstacle to any great breakthrough in female workplace rights. However much affirmative action have been taken to mitigate this gender disparity, the onus still lie with the women themselves to alter this perception that being female equated to being less capable and valuable. In a recent talk show on TED, notable entrepreneur Casey Brown summarized this case as such: women are unaware of their worth, and shudder at the thought of explaining their worth to another party (particularly a male); because of that, she almost never receives her due for the work conducted. This reflects a deep seated issue within the female psyche: that they are fundamentally weak, and to ask for more is unacceptable and even deplorable. With this belief deeply ingrained, society’s girls find it difficult to take credit for their due, or to pursue promotions that they deserved. In contrast, males never appeared to have the same dearth of confidence in the workplace, and it comes as no surprise that males outperform their counterparts in nearly every field. To conclude, while we have come a long way for women empowerment, the final hurdle has yet to be cleared. Females still face a seemingly insurmountable limit to their potential ascension in the corporate ladder, and worthy women are often smeared and belittled, to the extent that the belief of female inferiority almost becomes ingrained. I applaud the recent feminist drives to eradicate such misconstrued bigotry, but I feel more needs to be done. We may elect to languish in our current quandary, or take positive steps to attain gender equality. In companies, we may choose to conduct interviews of candidates anonymous of gender; through education, we empower females with ability and confidence, and also potential employers of the pitfalls of gender discrimination; through empathetic programmes, challenge people to simulate pregnancies while going about their daily work; there is something every one of us can do. I shall end with a quote from Roseanne Barr: “The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.”

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Advantages of Hiring Through Recruitment Agencies in Singapore

While hiring in-house HR related staffs helps in hiring the right candidate to fill vacancies, outsourcing recruitment agencies offers many advantages to companies too. Below are the benefits of engaging recruitment agencies in Singapore for your recruitment needs. Outsourced recruiters are equipped with knowledge of the market Professional recruiters will always keep their fingers on the pulse of their specialized market or industry. As sourcing talents and recruiting the right ones are their bread and butter, they know where to find the available talent pool, their expected salary, available skill-sets and more. More often than not, when a company tells them their requirements and the responsibilities of a vacancy, an experienced recruiter is able to match the right candidate for the vacancy too. Moreover, recruiters are very used to doing passive search of talents. When the right and experienced candidates are not searching for jobs when you have vacancies, recruiters are able to find their profiles and do cold calling to the candidate. Even when the candidates are not active in searching for jobs, recruitment agencies have their own talent pool and are able to convince and connect them with their professionalism. Recruiters from recruitment agencies help with many hiring processes Whenever you are advertising for a job vacancy, chances are there are many applicants applying for that. It is time consuming filtering, assessing, matching and communicating with the candidates. You might want to try talking to each of them so as not to miss out on the best candidate, however you might want to save your time by outsourcing these tasks to recruitment agencies. The good thing is, recruitment agencies have done pre-filtering and assessing of job seekers for you. When you interview the candidates, they are cream of the crop and are the ones worthy of consideration. Recruitment agencies save money and increase productivity Engaging recruitment agencies is definitely more money-saving as compared to hiring in-house recruiters. Also, it saves time of management as they do not have to go through the long hiring process (going through resumes, filtering, assessing, contacting and scheduling interviews) but are able to go straight to the interviews and decide whether or not the candidate suits the position. In short, there are many advantages of getting recruitment agencies to help you with your recruitment process. What you need to do is doing some simple research on the right recruitment agency and engage with the right party. Contact us for better service today!

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