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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.