National Manpower Strategic Priorities – Issues and Challenges for HR Practitioners/Business


Singapore is a country that relies heavily on its human capital. Concerted effort must be made to address the key manpower challenges facing the nation as a whole.  Based on the background study and discussions at various levels, the following key national manpower areas have been identified:job re-design, managing and implementing flexible work arrangements, training and upgrading of staff, restructuring wages and benefits to sustain competitiveness, fair employment practices, re-employment of older workers aged 62 and above, managing an ageing workforce, attracting economically inactive women to rejoin the workforce, talent management.

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The survey is intended to determine:

  • The priorities of the focus areas mentioned above;
  • The readiness of the HR/business community in addressing these manpower strategic priorities;
  • The possible areas of intervention and solutions to enable HR practitioners/business leaders to adequately meet these strategic manpower challenges; and
  • The needs of the HR/business community in preparing itself to support nation-wide initiatives related to the above.

Survey Lucky Draw
Congratulations to the Winners of the Lucky Draw!

A) Winners of Singapore HR Congress 2009 Pass*

Angela Locke, Senior Manager- Organisation Development, Future Electronics
Esther Tan, Senior HR Executive, The Spastic Children’s Association of Singapore
Garry Haris, Senior Business Development Manager, KH Security Agency Pte Ltd
Patricia Berba, Partner, Vantage Partners LLP

B) Winners of HR/Leadership Book*

Candy Lee, Asst. HR Mgr, Natsteel Holdings Pte Ltd
Eddie Lee, HR Manager, RCI Asia Pacific
Jacqueline Ang, HR Specialist, GTECH Far East Pte Ltd
Lisa Ong, HR Manager, TME systems Pte Ltd
Tan Lay Hoon, Director, Asia C&B, Amazon Asia-Pacific Resources Pte Ltd 

*Note: Notification of prize collection will be sent to all winners, including those who do not wish to display their names here.