#infoHR Webinar Series – Fireside Chat:
“Vaccinate or Regular Test” (VoRT) Regime

The Government has recently announced that from 1 October 2021, employees in selected sectors would be required to be vaccinated or undergo regular testing (i.e. “Vaccinate or Regular Test” (VoRT) regime). Although not all sectors are affected, all businesses are encouraged to ensure a fully vaccinated workforce to provide a safe workplace and safe environment for everyone. 
Join us in our #infoHR Webinar Series – Fireside Chat: “Vaccinate or Regular Test” (VoRT) Regime, as our panellists will share more in-depth information on Vaccination-differentiated workplace measures under the VoRT regime, and how HR can address the employees’ concerns (i.e. prevent vaccination discrimination) and successfully implement the regime. 
Date: Wednesday, 29 September 2021
Time: 1pm – 2.30pm
Platform: Zoom
Fee: Free! (In view of the Covid-19, SHRI will waive all webinar fees during this period)

Panellists & Moderator

Panellist: Hao Shuo
Director of Operations Policy and Planning, Labour Relations and Workplaces Division
Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
Mr Hao Shuo is currently the Director of Operations Policy and Planning at the Labour Relations and Workplaces Division of the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). He oversees the planning, coordination and implementation of operations within the Division and supports the review of key employment legislations to enforce employment standards and resolve workplace disputes. Prior to joining MOM, he completed the MSx Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and had policymaking experience in areas like media and education.
Panellist: Seow Hui Goh
Partner, Singapore
Bird & Bird
Seow Hui is a labour and employment lawyer practising in Singapore. She has extensive experience advising corporations on a spectrum of employment issues and her forte is in representing companies in employment disputes. Seow Hui is an accredited mediator and enjoys volunteering as an employment mediator at the Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management.
Panellist: Sim Gim Guan
Executive Director
Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF)
Mr Sim joined SNEF on 1 June 2020 as the Executive Director. He spent 23 years with the Republic of Singapore Navy, where he held various staff and operational appointments, and retired from the Singapore Armed Forces as Chief of Staff – Naval Staff, at the rank of Rear Admiral, in June 2006.
He joined the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA) in August 2006 as Senior Director (Information and Corporate Management) and was appointed MICA’s Deputy Secretary (Information and Corporate Management) in February 2007, and subsequently, Deputy Secretary (Industry and Information) at the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) from 1 Nov 2012. He took on the role of Chief Executive Officer, National Council of Social Service from 1 Nov 2013 to 31 May 2020.
Panellist: Toh Hwee Tin
Director of Industrial Relations and Analysis (IRA) Executive Secretary, Food, Drinks and Allied Workers Union (FDAWU)
Lead, NTUC Hospitality & Consumer Business Cluster
Toh Hwee Tin’s current responsibilities in the labour movement (LM) include being the Director of Industrial Relations and Analysis (IRA) and Executive Secretary of Food, Drinks and Allied Workers Union (FDAWU). She is also the Lead for NTUC Hospitality & Consumer Business Cluster.
In her role as Executive Secretary of FDAWU with 50,000 strong union members in the accommodation, food & beverage and retail sector, Hwee Tin provides key support to the Union in its strive to promote proactive industrial relations between members and their employers, achieve productivity improvements, and build an inclusive workforce supported by a progressive wage system.
Moderator: Alvin Goh
Executive Director
Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI)
Alvin Goh is an accomplished international senior business manager with over 15 years of experience in the financial and consulting industry where he played key roles in various business and human capital transformation projects that has translated to net bottom line growth of USD100 million.
He was part of a task force that had to implement a comprehensive BCP during the SARS pandemic when he was working in Shanghai, China. He saw first-hand how badly it affected the livelihood and mental state of his staff and students.
Alvin firmly believes that a well thought out BCP should go beyond the protection of an organisation’s operations, systems, infrastructure, reputation and business assets and must include the well-being of its people.

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