Displaying Policies

Displaying Policies

Where does HR display company policies for employees in Singapore? What other documents are shown? What’s the purpose and benefits of displaying this info?

Paid Sabbatical

Paid Sabbatical

Should organisations in Singapore offer employees paid sabbatical leave?

Happy Lunar New Year 2024

Happy Lunar New Year 2024

Wishing all HR Executives in Singapore a Happy Lunar New Year! May the year bring you prosperity, success, and joy.

Xmas Hrsingapore

Season’s Greetings

This season, renew your relationships by appreciating each other and extending festive joy. We at HRSINGAPORE will always remain grateful to the HR Community.

Weekend Company Functions

Weekend Company Functions

Can an organisation’s management require employees to attend weekend company functions and deduct annual leave for not attending?

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day

HR executives can use Thanksgiving Day to strengthen relationships within the workplace and create a positive and appreciative atmosphere for employees.

Hr Mentoring Skills Workshop

HR Mentoring Skills Workshop

HR Mentoring Skills Workshop Course Video Registration Form Introduction One of the top 5 reasons why employees leave the organization is lack of career advancement and opportunities. They have a strong desire to grow at a company, yet, they found themselves stagnating at their current job. Some want a new challenge. Others found a better career opportunity elsewhere. When employees find fulfilment and are happy at work, the energy and creativity they possess is unlimited. Career development plays a significant part of today’s work culture; it is the priority for both employers and employees. Organizations worldwide are investing in employee development opportunities like mentorship programs. In fact, 70% of the Fortune 500 companies have a structured workplace mentoring program in place. Mentoring in the workplace is a great way to make your employees ready to face any challenge that comes their way. Most importantly, it sets your organization up for success in this ever-changing business world. It is for career planning, succession planning and retention. This one-day workshop will equip you with an effective mentoring toolkit and unique framework to apply in your workplace to support career transition and development for your employees. Course Videos Course Details:  Objectives • Engage […]

Employee Engagement Survey Workshop

Employee Engagement Survey Workshop

Employee Engagement Survey Workshop Registration Form Introduction Employee engagement surveys are an essential tool for organizations to assess and improve engagement levels, leading to increased productivity, innovation, and employee retention. By providing a platform for employees to voice their opinions, surveys show that their feedback matters to the organization. The results of the survey provide insights into how engaged employees are with their work, colleagues, and the organization. This information can be used to develop targeted interventions to improve the workplace environment that ultimately leads to organizational success. The overall aim of this workshop is to provide our targeted participants with an understanding of employee engagement survey design and equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to create effective employee engagement surveys that can help improve organizational performance. Course Videos Course Details:  Objectives • Explain the concepts of employee engagement and surveys. • Learn about the various models and frameworks used in employee engagement. • Understand the different stages of the survey design process, including needs assessment and survey design. • Apply key elements of survey design, including the selection and writing of survey questions, types of questions, and response options. • Learn best practices for survey administration, including […]

staff benefits

Staff Benefits

QUESTION Dear all, Appreciate if you can share what kind of staff benefits your Company gives, in particular: 1. Leave Entitlements 2. Medical Benefits (including Outpatient, Dental, etc.) 3. Travel Claims Benefits 4. Any other additional benefits Thank you. Best regards, Carolina     REPLIES & COMMENTS REPLY 1 Our company offers the following: 1. Leave Entitlements · 14 days of AL for Executives and 18 days of AL for Directors Level · 2 days Marriage Leave, Compassionate Leave · Medical & Hospitalization, Maternity, Paternity Leaves and etc. according to EA. 2. Medical Benefits (including Outpatient, Dental, etc.) · Outpatient capped at $120 per month excludes dental and maternity claims · Dental Claims capped at $200 per annum · We also Hospitalization & Surgical Insurance, Personal Accident Insurance and WICA · In the midst of exploring medical examination benefits 3. Travel Claims Benefits · In the midst of finalizing benefits, at the moment everything is claimable. 4. Any other additional benefits · Mobile Phone Allowance Hope the above helps! Pris    

Pay Increase Request From Malaysia Branch Office (1)

Pay Increase Request from Malaysia Branch Office

QUESTION Dear All, Recently my colleagues from Malaysia (branch office) is asking for a raise, citing GST, depreciation in currency and increase in the cost of living. Did anyone face the same problem and how did you handle it? Thank you J     REPLIES & COMMENTS REPLY 1 My friend’s Malaysia branch also cited the same demands. His boss gave a clear signal if they are still unaware that the global economic crisis is affecting all companies both in Singapore and across the causeway, then they can choose to resign and look for somewhere that they can find better conditions. having said that all the staff took no further actions. Raymond     REPLY 2 In terms of our sales personnel, we reviewed and decided to increase the allowances instead by about 5% , not the salary. Jennifer    

Marriage Leave Benefit

Marriage Leave Benefit

QUESTION Hi all, Do employees deserve to get their second marriage (first marriage in the present company) leave to celebrate their ROM ceremony? If so, I would like to know Eligibility for Second marriage leave for staff. Thank you. SS     REPLIES & COMMENTS REPLY 1 Marriage leave should only be given on their first marriage and if they join the company with a status of married, they should not be given the marriage leave either. Pauline     REPLY 2 In my company, marriage leave is only applicable for the first legal marriage in the employee’s lifetime (Oil Trading industry). HH     REPLY 3 We only provide marriage leave for 1st legal marriage. CP     REPLY 4 With the high divorce rate in Singapore, I think employers should consider more than just the first legal marriage. I am very sure if you look around your known circle, there is always someone that you know that is either divorced or into his/her 2nd marriage. Hence as employers, we should seriously consider and look beyond the first legal marriage. By doing this, we are not encouraging for 2nd or more marriages, but to understand and cater to the […]

Course Fees For Professional Development

Course fees for professional development

QUESTION Dear HR Community I am wondering if companies are paying for courses to develop their staff professionally in addition to allowances. For instance, we have a Fire Safety Manager (FSM) who is paid a monthly allowance for being the FSM. And the FSM has to go for courses to maintain his certification as FSM for us. Do we have to pay for these courses since we are already paying him a monthly allowance? We are in the real estate industry. Thank you in advance. Kenneth     HR Poll: Do you pay for professional development courses for your staff in addition to allowances? Yes: 73.53% No: 14.71% Maybe: 8.82% Not sure: 2.94%     REPLIES & COMMENTS Need to refer to his contract on the conditions (reasons) for his monthly allowance – Joanne Yes, the company needs to pay for the course fee if he is officially hired to be your organisation’s full-time FSM or additional job scope to his current position. Your company pay allowance means not a full time than depend on the contract/agreed when hiring him as FSM – Jenny The company should pay for the course since it is part of the requirement for appointing […]

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Usage of Annual Leave

QUESTION Dear all, Do you allow staff to finish using all their annual leave at the start of the year? Thank you. Janice     REPLIES & COMMENTS REPLY 1 We only allow staff to take their earned leave. They cannot take advance leave. Siew Lian     REPLY 2 That would depend on the company’s annual leave (AL) policy. In our company, we need to earn the AL and it will be credited monthly. If the policy states that the entire year AL entitlement is given at the start of the year, then the staff is allowed to In our company, we need to earn the AL and it will be credited monthly. If the policy states that the entire year AL entitlement is given at the start of the year, then the staff is allowed to If the policy states that the entire year AL entitlement is given at the start of the year, then the staff is allowed to utilise the AL according to their needs. However, as HR, we should caution the staff if he/she used up the entire entitlement, any leave needed after will be unpaid leave. Hana     REPLY 3 Yes, we do allow, but if […]