Get set for a transformative wave in Singapore’s workplace landscape!
Ministry of Manpower (MOM) released an interim report by the Tripartite Committee in February 2023 on Recommendations for Workplace Fairness Legislation. With the incoming Workplace Fairness Legislation (WFL) in September, understanding these changes is essential for HR professionals to ensure organisational success under the new WFL.
SHRI invites you to an enlightening face-to-face event HR Dialogue: Adapting to the Era of Workplace Fairness on 20th July. Our expert speakers and panellists will provide crucial insights on the ‘what’, ‘how’, and ‘why’ of these changes – what they mean for you and your organisation, how they’ll impact your HR practices, and why they’re vital for Singaporean businesses.
This is more than understanding the new WFL—it’s about preparing for the future, realizing how these changes will reshape HR, and capitalizing on the opportunities they present.
Join us to stay ahead of the curve and lead your organisation confidently into a new era of fairness and productivity!
Date: Thursday, 20 July 2023
Time: 2.30pm – 5pm (Registration commences at 2pm)
Platform: Physical @ 1 Marina Blvd, Level 8 Room 801, Singapore 018989
Fee: Complimentary for SHRI & NTUC Members | $20 for Non-Members (Public)
Senior Director; Strategy, People and Organization, GovTech Singapore
D N Prasad is an Executive Coach (PCC, International Coach Federation) and a transformational HR Leader with expertise in leading scaled transformation, building and scaling Organizations & functions (in-country, region and global) and shaping & nurturing cultures and careers. Prasad was conferred as a Master Professional by the Institute of Human Resource Professionals (IHRP).
DNP, as he is known in the professional circles, is currently Senior Director for Strategy, People and Organization with Government Technology Agency (GovTech), Singapore and is a Public Service Coach, with the Public Service Division. Prior, he founded Noetic step, an Executive Coaching and Talent Advisory practice, working with leaders and organizations, globally. In his last corporate stint, he served as Director and Head of Google People Services for APAC and as a Leadership Coach, at Google Inc.
Executive Director, Titanium Law Chambers
Francis is the co-founder and Executive Director of Titanium Law Chambers LLC (TLC). He is a litigator and an employment law specialist. As the head of the employment law team in TLC, Francis advises corporate clients of all levels ranging from MNCs to SMEs on contentious and non-contentious employment-related matters and on Singapore’s labour statutory and regulatory frameworks.
On the contentious front, Francis regularly represents institutional employers and their stakeholders as well as C-suite / management level employees in disputes at various levels including engaging with the MOM / CPF Board / TAFEP on clients’ behalf as well as before the Court of Appeal, High Court and State Courts. He is also experienced in advising on and litigating cases relating to the breaches and enforceability of employment contract clauses including non-competition / non-solicitation clauses and confidentiality clauses.
When not embroiled in a legal fight, Francis also provides strategic advice to companies to ensure that the “house is in order” – for example, reviewing key employment documents such as contracts, handbooks and incentive schemes, conducting training for top management and employees, and conducting HR audits to identify gaps and areas of potential non-compliance. Francis also frequently gets involved in conducting internal investigations against employees for alleged misconduct, dismissal of employees and conduct of manpower restructuring and retrenchment exercises.
Francis’ practice philosophy is that the employer-employee relationship should not just be approached from the legal but also a “human” perspective. This creates a win-win situation enabling employers and employees to create the most value out of their relationship and prevent costly disputes.
In addition to his legal practice, Francis also teaches the employment law courses at the Singapore Management University’s Yong Pung How School of Law and the Singapore University of Social Sciences’ SR Nathan School of Human Development as adjunct professor.
Assistant Secretary-General, NTUC and Member of Parliament, Pioneer SMC
Mr Patrick Tay is the Assistant Secretary-General of NTUC and Member of Parliament of Pioneer SMC. He chairs the Government Parliamentary Committee for Education and co-chairs the Financial Sector Tripartite Committee. As Director of NTUC’s Legal Services and Strategy Departments, he represents the Labour Movement in tripartite workgroups to review/update employment and industrial relations legislation and has been pivotal in lobbying for the many changes to manpower related laws and policies in Singapore. He also co-chaired the NTUC-SNEF PME Taskforce and is the Executive Secretary for the United Workers of Electronics & Electrical Industries (UWEEI) and the Singapore Manual & Mercantile Workers’ Union (SMMWU).
General Manager, TAFEP
Faith is currently the General Manager of the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP). TAFEP promotes the adoption of fair, responsible and progressive employment practices. TAFEP also works closely with the Ministry of Manpower to ensure employers adhere to the Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices and the Fair Consideration Framework. Prior to her current role, Faith has held various policy, planning and HR roles in the Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.
Executive Director, SHRI
Alvin Goh is the Executive Director of Singapore Human Resource Institute. He has extensive experience in the various aspects of human capital management and transformation. Alvin brings with him more than 15 years of experience from working across various sectors ranging from large local and multinational organisations and government linked agencies in projects across the world and has held senior appointments in various capacity. He was a senior consultant with a highly reputable Human Consulting firm and has held several key senior positions such as Chief of Staff and Chief HR Officer for a regional bank.