Getting firms to invest in helping workers prepare for future jobs

Miles away from Singapore at the St Gallen Symposium in Switzerland recently, I felt as though I had never left home. Technological disruption, layoffs and lifelong learning - all hot issues in Singapore - dominated discussions during the three-day event.

One exchange in particular left a deep impression on me.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 24, 2018, with the headline 'Getting firms to invest in helping workers prepare for future jobs'. Subscribe