Employment Severance:
Termination, Dismissal, Retrenchment,
Retirement & Frustration of Contract

(Synchronous e-learning)
Accredited by IHRP

Course Objective

Employee separation is a sensitive issue for any organisation. The permanent separation of employees from an organisation requires discretion, empathy and extensive planning. An employee leaving an organisation should be seen as a potential candidate of the future and also the brand ambassador for the organisation on its HR policies and practices.

This 1-day Short Course will equip participants with crucial competences to manage voluntary employee exits (such as resignations) and involuntary employee exits (termination by organisation, dismissal, termination due to economic restructuring, health, disability, death, etc.) to ensure separation is conducted in a professional manner, leaving employee with a positive association with the organisation upon their departure.

Participants will also learn to interpret apply all applicable employment legislation as well as guidelines of fair employment practices that are advocated by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices.

Learning Outcome

After the delivery of the Short Course, participants should be able to:

  • Establish and implement frameworks, guidelines, policies and processes to manage voluntary and involuntary exits.
  • Develop exit policies and guidelines in compliance with legal requirements
  • Ensure performance related involuntary exits adhere to legal requirements
  • Formulate measures and criteria to determine the impact of exits
  • Review voluntary exit data analysis to recommend corrective actions to manage voluntary exit rate
  • Coach stakeholders on involuntary exit procedures
  • Engage unions on involuntary exit decisions and procedures


9th Intake
10 December 2021


10am to 6pm
(Registration commences at 9:30am)


On completion of this course, trainees will earn 8 HR-related Training Hours/ CPD Hours that can be applied towards Application for or Renewal of IHRP certification.

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Course Fee

$428.00 (Inclusive of GST)


Course participants may apply for UTAP funding. (Sign up for NTUC Membership here to apply for UTAP funding.)

For more information on UTAP funding Contact Ms Lynn: +6564380012 or [email protected]

All course registrations are subject to our terms and conditions, please click here to view. Course fees are subject to the prevailing GST charge. All information is correct at the time of publication. SHRI Academy reserves the right to amend any of the above information if necessary.

Focal Topics

Policies and guidelines to manage voluntary and involuntary exit processes including:

  • Legal and regulatory requirements related to employee terminations and retirements
  • Elements of a termination policy
  • Elements of a retirement policy
  • Criteria for measuring the impact of exits

Who Should Attend

  • Front Line Supervisors & Line Managers
  • HR professionals
  • New entrants to the HR function

To help participants understand the absorption of Learning Outcome, a short assessment is given within the 1-day Short Course.

If the participant passes the short assessment; a Certificate of Completion shall be awarded by SHRI Academy Pte Ltd.

The purpose of the short assessment is to help the participants to know their SWOT and does not guarantee the success/failure in the actual IHRP Certification Assessment.

However, should the participant be unable to complete the short assessment, a Certificate of Attendance shall be awarded by SHRI Academy Pte Ltd.

Please note that the above Short Course “Employment Severance: Termination, Dismissal, Retrenchment, Retirement & Frustration of Contract” has been accredited by IHRP.

Course Delivery

To anchor the learning and winning behaviour, the Short Course incorporates:

  • Applicable industry best practices
  • Case studies and videos
  • Sharing of experiences
  • Interactive delivery of learning materials
  • Practical exercises

Profile of Trainer

Noel Khng has more than 20 years’ experience in the Human Resources field.

For 18 of the 20 years he worked for the Shell Group of Companies where he had taken on roles as a generalist as HR Manager for its Chemicals plant, as well as specialist roles in Recruitment, Staff Administration, Employee and Industrial Relations, HR Information Systems and Learning and Development.

Currently, Noel is an associate lecturer and consultant with a number of reputable institutions specialising in HR related programmes.

He has also successfully developed numerous Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) HR related courses for the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA).

Funding Details

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) Funding

NTUC members enjoy UTAP* benefit of up to $200 each year when you sign up for the
1-day Short Course.

*UTAP supports 50% of the course fees paid cap at $200 per year.  Trainee must be a union member throughout the course duration and at the time of claim.  Trainee must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and have sat for all prescribed assessment. Other terms and conditions apply.

Sign up for NTUC Membership here to apply for UTAP funding.
For more information, please click here.

All course registrations are subject to our Terms and Conditions, please click here to view.

For further information, please contact:

Tel: 64380012 or email: [email protected]

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