ABOUT SPEC

The Singapore Professionals’ & Executives’ Co-operative (SPEC)

A New Economy Co-operative to meet your changing needs. The 21st Century holds for us many surprises; some may be delightful. You need a friend in times of change. More so in the 21st Century with many challenges on the way.

The New Economy has thrown up many challenges and in the aftermath of the Asian crisis, waves of retrenchments swept through during difficult times. Many sought eagerly for gainful employment, while others sought to group protection benefits, such as medical and health insurance. Many also approached the Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) for advice on
workplace and other employment problems.

After careful consideration and planning on how such assistance schemes can be institutionalized to address these immediate and future concerns, the SHRI’s Executive Council decided to go the co-operative way. Thus, the Singapore Professionals’ and Executives’ Co-operative (SPEC) was registered on 16 May 2000. Singapore Professionals’ & Executives Co-operative (SPEC) was founded in May 2000 by Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI).

SPEC strives to create a ‘harbour of lives and opportunities’ for its members and be a dynamic and efficient source of help for professionals, managers, executives, businessmen and the self-employed (PMEBS). SPEC is a ‘harbour’ where you can stop to refuel, refresh or recharge yourself with the right resources. SPEC offers its members opportunities to develop and upgrade themselves. A new economy co-operative, SPEC aims to be a dynamic and efficient source of help for its members to thrive and seek gainful economic activities, including employment. Our vision is to achieve connectivity with its members, thus enhancing and enriching social capital in Singapore for the progress and prosperity of their family and at the workplace.

We aim to provide professionals and executives the opportunities of employability in this dynamic working environment that we have today. Please email your new contact details to secretariat@spec.org.sg to stay informed of the latest updates.

WHAT WE DO

  • Membership Services
  • Portable Medical Insurance
  • Outplacement and Talent Matching Services

Vision and Mission

To strive for connectivity with its members towards enhancing and enriching social capital which is vital for the progress and prosperity of their families, workplace and country.

Management Team

Executive Director – Mr. Kao Beng Lee
Phone Number: : (65) 6422 3767/ 6438 0012
Email id : secretariat@spec.org.sg

CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE

Dear Members of SPEC and friends,

Welcome to the Singapore Professionals’ and Executives’ Co-operative (SPEC) – a new economy co-operative to meet your changing needs.

SPEC was founded in May 2000 by Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI). It was established to create a harbour of lives and opportunities for its members and be a dynamic and efficient source of help for professionals, managers, executives, businessmen and self-employed (PMEBS) to seek gainful economic activities.

Our vision is to achieve connectivity with its members, thus enhancing and enriching social capital in Singapore for the progress and prosperity of their family and at the workplace. We aim to provide professionals and executives the opportunities of employability in this dynamic working environment that we have today. This is supported by our services which included Jobcentre@SPEC, a Workplace and Career Advisory Centre, PrimePlus for the employment of older workers, and also portable medical insurance to help members tide over any unemployment. period.

June 2006 saw the launch of the JobCentre@SPEC which was established to assist individuals and organisations in recruitment and out placement needs. It aims to provide a convenient one-stop advisory and information centre that includes recruitment, outplacement and career advisory services. PrimePlus, a project initiative funded by MCYS, helps matured and older executives and professionals, aged 50 years and above to lead an active ageing life.

To have a more comprehensive view of SPEC’s products and services, please feel free to navigate the website. Meanwhile, our knowledge portal has information on business environment that could be helpful if you are interested in setting up your own business.

I wish you success in finding gainful economic activities including employment through our services.

Mr Allen J. Pathmarajah Chairman,
Board of Directors