Entrepreneur Shadow Programme by UOB Singapore. In a survey of small business leaders in Singapore, more than half of them say they have difficulty hiring young talent, as most of these graduates do not consider joining a small business as the first step in their career. Much of this is due to their not being familiar with what working in a small business entails. The Entrepreneur Shadow Programme by the UOB-SMU Asian Enterprise Institute (AEI), which is also open to all small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), will have the undergraduate’s shadow business owners in the day-to-day activities of building a small business. It is hoped that in time, the students will appreciate the experience and knowledge of working at an SME and make it their career choice. This would, in turn, help secure the talent that small businesses need.
UOB Singapore Helps Small Businesses Tap Talent
Entrepreneur Shadow Programme by UOB Singapore. United Overseas Bank (UOB) has announced it was helping Singapore’s small businesses secure suitable talent – one of their top operational concerns. Through the Talent Programme run by the UOB-SMU Asian Enterprise Institute (AEI), penultimate and final year undergraduates at the Singapore Management University (SMU) will have the opportunity to walk in the shoes of small business owners and experience first-hand the opportunities and challenges of running a business. UOB’s small business customers will be invited to participate in the programme.
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