Saturday, August 06, 2005

Visit 3 attractions for $10

Here ia a great way to spend a weekend with your family.

You can visit 3 attractions at only $10!

- Enjoy snowy cool fun activities at Snow City
- See the high-tech world of sports at Science Centre
- Experience the thrills of the giant screen at Omni-Theatre

The usual price is $28, so you save $18 per person.

This promotion is exclusive for policyholders of NTUC Income, and is available for a limited period only. Call 6788 8788.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005


Some working couples leave their maid at home alone during the day. They stand the risk that the maid may invite visitors into their home.

I suggested that they install a camera at home to record visitors. A few people argued that this shows a lack of trust of the maid or intrude into their privacy.

Here are the positive reasons:

- the camera record the main entrance to the home only
- there are many parts of the home that the maid can keep her privacy
- when we use an ATM machine or visit a shopping mall, we are being recorded

Trust is mutual. If the maid does not respect my right to protect my property, it is all right. I can look for another maid.

There are many ways to show kindness and respect to the maid. We can pay an adequate salary and give time off.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

A new way to recruit employees

NTUC Income has adopted an innovative way to recruit new employees. It is producing encouraging results.

Earlier this year, we advertised in the major newspapers about the various types of jobs that will be available in 2005. They include insurance officers, marketing officers, customer service officers and professionals, such as accountants, actuaries, lawyers and others.

Interested applicants were invited to register in our recruitment portal. About 3,500 candidates responded and registered in the portal at

During the past 6 months, we have sent out the specifications of 50 jobs to suitable candidates, based on their area of interest and expected salary. These candidates are selected based on the details recorded in the database. On average, we invite about 50 candidates for each job.

The invited candidates are able to study the specification of the advertised job, and to respond, if they are interested. Based on their replies and preliminary assessment, we are usually able to shortlist about five candidates for an interview.

We have recruited 250 employees duirng the past 6 months, using this new approach. The quality of the candidate is as usually better than the traditional method.

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