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.


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


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


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


  • 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.



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).



4th Intake

5 Aug 2020, Wednesday

Duration:        1 day, 10am to 6pm (8 Hours) *Registration commences at 9:30am


$428.00 (Inclusive of GST)

* Funding subject to approval


Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

For more information on UTAP funding, please click here or contact Ms Lynn: +6564380012 or lynn.koo@shri.org.sg



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SHRI Academy reserves the right to amend any of the above information if necessary.


For further information, please contact:

Ms. Lynn Koo | Tel: 64380012

email lynn.koo@shri.org.sg or shriacademy@shri.org.sg