President’s Message for Members


July 2016

On 21 & 22 June, I represented SHRI at the IPM National HR Conference 2016 in Sri Lanka, themed “HR Eco-system for Competitiveness”. Hosted by The Institute of Personnel Management, Sri Lanka, the NHRC 2016 featured various local and international HR and business experts to provide a platform for discussion on competitiveness from the HR perspective. Read more…..


May 2016

It is my pleasure to invite our members to join us on Friday, 8 July at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, for The Singapore HR Awards 2016, to be graced by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Social and Family Development, as Guest-of-Honour. Read more…..


March 2016

The next week promises to be an exciting one for the Institute. We look forward to hosting a special Dialogue with Mr Yeo Guat Kwang, Assistant Secretary-General, NTUC, to learn about the current challenges faced by SMEs. Next will be a closed-door Engagement Session on the HR Sectoral Manpower Plan, on behalf of the HR Sectoral Tripartite Committee (HRSTC). Read more….


February 2016

Our first key conference of the year, SHRI Outlook 2016: Gearing for the Region on 24 February, will set the tone for a revitalised calendar of events ahead. Next on the agenda will be our 50th Annual General Meeting on 22 March at SHRI, the last AGM to be held at this premise. I am also pleased to announce that we will be launching a slew of members’ only events, including monthly membership engagement sessions from March onwards. Read more….


December 2015

2016 will commence with the Achieving ROI Certification programme from 25 – 29 January. SHRI also looks forward to expanding our outreach in the Asia Pacific region and taking our key events regional next year. The aim is to create platforms to propagate HR best practices, uplift HR knowledge and standards regionally and enable our people managers to develop global mind-sets with a local touch. Read more ….


November 2015

On 3 & 4 November, SHRI played host to the 4th APFHRM Regional HR Conference. Themed The Future of HR: Insights into HR in Asia, it was the first time the event was held in Singapore, bringing together members of the APFHRM (Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management) and the WFPMA (World Federation of People Management Associations) from 22 countries around the world. Read more..


September 2015

On 10 July, SHRI celebrated its Golden Jubilee in style with the successful Global HR Seminar and 50th Anniversary Gala. Come November, SHRI will be hosting the APFHRM Regional HR Conference 2015 in Singapore. Read More ..


July 2015

Last April, SHRI launched the National Workplace Happiness Survey (NWHS) 2014. The survey derived the first National Workplace Happiness Index for Singapore, which can serve as a benchmark point for future studies. The NWHS 2015 will be launched on 23 July. Read More..


May 2015

With the highly anticipated Singapore HR Awards 2015 drawing near on 10 July, SHRI played host to its annual line-up of supplementary engage sessions and dialogues, to promote holistic learning and networking for success within the HR fraternity. Read more.


SHRI’s tribute to Singapore’s founding Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

Singapore mourned the passing of its founding father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who passed away in the early hours of 23 March 2015. He was 91.

His key message on the driving force behind Singapore’s success was simple: “The quality of a nation’s manpower resources is the single most important factor determining national competitiveness. It is the people’s innovativeness, entrepreneurship, team work, and their work ethic that give them that sharp keen edge in competitiveness.”

SHRI’s efforts towards powering human capital in Singapore will continue to be inspired and touched by his life and achievements. Read more..


March 2015

2015 being our 50th Anniversary, SHRI has predictably witnessed a flying start to the year. The three key events organised to date, established the first leg of an exciting calendar of programmes ahead, with several projects and collaborative ventures in the pipeline. Read more..


January 2015

At the SHRI HRD Conference on 11 November, the National Workplace Happiness Survey 2014 results revealed that the Overall Workplace Happiness Index is 59 – which falls into the band of “Under Happy” (Index 51-67 out of 100). Read more..


October 2014

On 9th September 2014, SHRI hosted its 8th Annual Singapore HR Congress & Business-Connect Exposition (SHRC) at NTUC Auditorium. The SHRC 2014 served as a platform for discussing new directions in HR management practices in Singapore leading to Singapore’s Human Capital in 2030. Read more.


August 2014

SHRI has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Association of Small and Medium Enterprise (ASME). This marks a new chapter for both organisations benefiting members with more activities and partnerships ahead. Read more..


May 2014

SHRI has recently launched the National Workplace Happiness Survey, jointly organised with Align Group, a key research and consulting firm. The launch has garnered much media interest and was featured on press, radio and news on TV and online. Read more..


March 2014

SHRI has signed an MOU with NTUC and launched the SHRIPlus! membership. This is a dual membership programme that brings to our member additional benefits from NTUC. Read more..