Platforms to search for employees
After understanding the prerequisites of the various employment act, employers can then start looking for future employees. There are many digital platforms that employers can engage in. Most employees in Singapore often patronize these platforms for job search.
These digital platforms include:
Or you might opt for these channels to source potential employees:
- Recruitment and Employment agencies
- Career and Job Fairs
- University and polytechnics campuses
- Internet websites
How do I hire foreign employees?
Before setting out to find foreign employees, you must be aware of the requirements as outlined below:
Be aware that each workforce category has a corresponding pass. And these are Employment Pass, S Pass, and Work Permit respectively.
The General Guidelines for Recruitment
Employers are advised to adhere to progressive and fair Human Resource (HR) practices when finding employees as Singapore’s workforce is diverse in terms of age, gender, and ethnicity. To find employees, follow these guidelines:
- You are not to list attributes when doing job advertisements unless it is justifiable.
- Tests and interviews for jobs should be relevant to the job position.
- Your selection criteria should be public and is done according to the job requirement.
- Give experience, skills, and ability first place as opposed to race, gender, disability, age, family status, or religion
- You should follow a system of Meritocracy.
How to conduct training for your employees?
After hiring your employees, you may want to enhance their performance and capabilities in different areas to increase productivity. You can achieve this through:
Conduct training sessions regularly within your company schedule and premises. If you conduct training outside the company time, employees may find it difficult to cope as others may be having dependents who need their extra time.
Plan and budget for such training in advance in terms of finances, time, and venue. You may be required to cater for the accommodation and other benefits related to training employees outside your premises. Find out any available assistance and funding schemes that will reduce your budget.
What are the Funding Schemes Available for Employers?
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs
This fund enables employers in the Small and Medium Enterprises companies so that they can use it to send employees for training.
Enhanced Hiring Incentive
This fund is for those employers who reskill and train workers in the process of recruiting them.
Workfare Training Support (WTS) Scheme
This fund supports the training of employees above 35 years or PWD of 13 years and above both of whom are earning S$2,000 per month.
Broad –Base Funding
All employers who sponsor employees for training are entitled to this fund.
Job Redesign Place and Train program for the Hotel Industry.
This support encourages hoteliers to add value to their existing jobs and increase employee job satisfaction.
Enhance Training Support Package and enhance Absentee Payroll
This support is available for selected companies critically and directly affected by pandemics such as COVID-19.
This fund enables Small and Medium Entrepreneurs to recruit, match, and train suitable job seekers in the category of PME (Professionals, Managers, and Executives).
Other funding schemes apply and have not been covered here. Such as Skills Future Enterprise Credit, Productivity Solutions Grant among others.