Media Centre

Experts welcome anti-harassment guidelines

The Straits Times, 24 December 2015


New jobs, new skills

The Straits Times, Lifestyle, 15 November 2015


Tower Transit unveils employee benefits for bus drivers

Channel News Asia, 12 November 2015


Just graduated and looking for a job? Here are some tips

The New Paper, 3 November 2015


How can organisations retain top talent?

People Management Magazine, 22 October 2015


Companies offer hot-shot interns top dollar

The Straits Times, Lifestyle, 13 September 2015


ASME spreads its wings with 2 big projects

The Business Times, BT Invest, 3 September 2015


SMEs turn tables on MNCs with higher pay

The Business Times, 29 August 2015


Doubling of paternity leave: SMEs fear impact on manpower

The Business Times, SME Magazine, 25 August 2015


Amazon’s killer culture: A necessary evil?

The Straits Times, 24 August 2015


NTUC labouring to get millionth member

The Straits Times, 22 August 2015


Unemployment edges up in Q2 amid softer economy

Channel News Asia, 22 August 2015


More ‘must be done’ to manage, develop workers: Lim Swee Say

Channel News Asia, 21 August 2015


SME-tailored human resource award launched

The Business Times, 1 August 2015


SME-tailored human resource award launched

ASME, 1 August 2015


One-third of unions will soon represent PMEs

TODAY, 30 July 2015


Highly trained, middle-aged and out of work

The Straits Times, 20 July 2015


Growing The HR Profession

NatSteel Employees’ Union Portal, 15 July 2015


Benchmarks for Singapore HR professionals

HRD Singapore, 13 July 2015


HR sector to get national certification scheme

The Straits Times, 11 July 2015


Singapore’s HR sector to get professional certification framework

Channel News Asia, 11 July 2015


Shape up or ship out: Singapore’s labour productivity in the spotlight

HRD Singapore, 7 July 2015


Singapore could lose competitive edge if wages grow without productivity gains: HR experts

Channel News Asia, 6 July 2015


(HR Leadership Summit) HR Practitioners in Singapore Need to Scale up Competencies

HR in Asia, 17 June 2015


Wages up, but productivity still lags: MOM

My Paper, 5 Jun 2015


‘Progressive skills ladder’ needed for Singapore HR professionals – labour chief

HRD Singapore, 3 June 2015


Strengthening Bipartism To Develop Future-Ready Workforce

NTUC U Portal, 2 June 2015


Clash of the Titans: The Verdict is Out

The Straits Times, Forum, 8 Apr 2015, Contributed by Erman Tan


Professional Bodies Urged To Work Closer With NTUC

NatSteel Employees’ Union Portal, 30 Jan 2015


Wage Credit: $2.2b paid out, but 53 employers abused scheme

The Straits Times, 3 July 2015

SHRI president Erman Tan said he had heard of errant employers falsely inflating their wage increase claims, perhaps colluding with staff to pay them back, or taking it out of their expense claims. Read more….


Private sector wages up as inflation eases

The Straits Times, 5 June 2015

SHRI president Erman Tan said: “Performance bonuses keep workers engaged. They know that how well they do affects the company’s overall performance and, in turn, how much they can earn.” Read more….


Courses being developed to improve skills of HR professionals

The Straits Times, 3 June, 2015

The training modules, which cover topics such as industrial relations and changes in the Employment Act, have been developed by the labour movement, the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises and the Singapore Human Resources Institute. Read more….


Important to boost HR practitioners’ competencies: Chan Chun Sing
Channel News Asia, 2 June 2015

NTUC Secretary-General Chan Chun Sing explained: “On the whole, we hope that working with SHRI and ASME, we will have a roadmap, a progressive skills ladder for HR professionals, ranging from how they manage a small and medium enterprise with 10 employees to an MNC with thousands of employees. Read more….


Ministry of Manpower to send middle managers for communication training
The Straits Times, May 25, 2015

SHRI president Erman Tan noted that some civil servants can be bureaucratic when they deal with external parties. “They may not even be aware (that they are bureaucratic) and the training can help them be more self-aware of the impression they give others”. Read more….


More firms expected to outsource human resource functions: ASME

Channel News Asia, 24 Apr 2015

SHRI said firms with a headcount of 50 and below should consider outsourcing. Some of these small companies may not have the expertise to fully understand and comply with employment rules. Read more ….


More workers laid off in 2014 amid restructuring

Channel News Asia, 23 Apr 2015

Mr Erman Tan, President, SHRI said there will be a certain level of layoffs in various industries. “But we really encourage the workforce to keep a very open mindset and to ensure that they continue to pick up new skills; to have a lifelong learning attitude just to ensure that they have skills sets that are always relevant to the marketplace.” Read more ….


Hire talent? Check more than paper qualification

The Straits Times, 11 May 2015

While reviewing paper qualifications has been entrenched in the public sector, SHRI’s Mr Tan hopes the Skills Future movement launched in February’s Budget will prompt recruiters to assess candidates based on their abilities. Read more


Demand for talent in digital arena expected to rise: HR experts

Channel News Asia, 9 April 2015

Mr Erman Tan, president of SHRI, said: “We need people who will be able to link up with the world, with good vision, strategic planning as well as be able to show certain form of leadership to help to shift some of the tourism industry deliverables. That will include how we manage our resorts and hotels.” Read more


Creating happy workplace starts at the top

The Straits Times, 4 April 2015

SHRI’s 2014 survey findings (“Singapore workers less than happy: Survey”) underscore the importance of creating a conducive, trusting, gracious and enjoyable work environment. Read more


Help firms develop contented staff

The Straits Times, 1 April 2015

(National Workplace Happiness) Surveys conducted last year by SHRI (“Singapore workers less than happy: Survey”) seem to support this. Read more


Not all will get to take time off for SG50

The Straits Times, 21 March 2015

Companies can organise functions to encourage staff to stay in town for that period instead of going overseas, suggested SHRI president Erman Tan. Read more


More get training, but fewer find it useful

The Straits Times, 6 March 2015

“Training is typically guided by the payroll budget or a target number of hours, so people may neglect the relevance of courses,” said Singapore Human Resources Institute president Erman Tan. Read more


Training providers expect higher demand for courses

The Straits Times, 1 March 2015

It may take a while for demand to heat up, cautioned Singapore Human Resources Institute President Erman Tan. “We still lack the culture of lifelong learning, that’s one of the weak points of us as a workforce”. Read more


Grants of up to $10,000 for skills upgrading

The Straits Times, 26 Feb 2015

SHRI’s Mr Erman Tan suggested expanding the scope of the awards if there are other areas people want to have training in. “People will want to know whether there is real growth in income and career prospects after taking up the award or fellowship”. Read more.….


Singapore workers less than happy: Survey

The Straits Times, 13 Nov 2014

Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) and Align Group conducted the online survey of more than 5,000 workers – the first of its kind here. View more.


Under Happiness is…

The Straits Times, 13 Nov 2014

The web went wild over #underhappy after survey findings showed that Singapore workers are “Under Happy”, a term depicting the level of happiness between happy and unhappy. The hashtag became No. 1 on the Twitter trending list yesterday. View more.