STRENGTHS : Boosting the Singaporean core

Strengths wanted for the Singapore worker: Soft skills, creativity, risk-taking

The Singaporean worker. Highly educated, cosmopolitan, bilingual and hard-working.

At the moment they retain this competitive advantage in the global economy, say recruiters, employers and members of business chambers. But with the global economy reaching a turning point, this advantage could also be quickly eroded.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 27, 2020, with the headline 'Wanted: Soft skills, creativity, risk-taking'. Print Edition | Subscribe