For an organization to operate effectively, roles and responsibilities must be clearly established. The Job Description outlines the expectation required of a particular job and acts as a management tool that helps to increase individual and organizational effectiveness. With the ever competitive business environment, it is increasingly important to incorporate the competency component when preparing the Job Description; thus it is important that both Line Managers and HR practitioners are equipped with the required knowledge and skills.

Course Details: 


• Understand how job roles are determined

• Differentiate between Job Analysis and Job Evaluation

• Identifying essential components of a good Job Description

• Exploring the different types of competencies

• Establishing competency-based Job Description

• Learning effective uses of the Job Description


• Understanding the operational environment and business goals and needs

• Identifying the values of various roles in the organization

• Identifying essential components of a good Job Description

• Determining between the “must have” and the “good to have”

• Assimilating the competencies components into Job Description

• Exploring the role of KPIs in Job Description

• Writing the “ideal” Job Description

• Essential deployment of the Job Description in multiple aspects of the business

Who should attend

• HR Practitioners, Line Managers or anyone that is involved in people management and day-today operations.



• Group discussion

• Case studies

• Practical hands-on exercises


Bernard Tay has over 20 years corporate experience in human resource and development across varied industries ranging from airport services, telecommunications, electronics, appliances, medical to energy sector.

He has worked as regional manager in renowned America and Japanese organisation covering full spectrum of human resource management including expatriate and local compensation design and implementation for outbound and inbound overseas assignments.

He is a regular speaker and workshop facilitator to international and local participants keen to learn about topical issues in human resource and people behaviour. His training engagements and assessment have taken him to countries like Taiwan, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar. Bernard is currently one of the trainers for HRSINGAPORE's HR Certification Courses.

Bernard graduated with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Economics and an Upper Honours degree in Sociology from National University of Singapore (NUS) and subsequently obtained his Masters Degree in Education and Human Development from George Washington University, USA. He has also completed almost a year of working stint in Virginia, USA.

Administrative Details:

Scheduled Dates

• 7 July 2020  (2nd Run)


Duration / Venue

• One day

• 9 am to 5 pm

• Mandarin Orchard Singapore or Sheraton Towers


A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the end of the course.



• S$ 550 for Community

• S$ 580 for Non-Subscribers


• Coffee & tea with snacks during the morning and afternoon breaks

• Buffet lunch with vegetarian & halal options


Past Participants:

Past Participants' Comments

• "The training program was very helpful as we can learn how to write a comprehensive job description that targets the required candidates!"

Past Participant Organisations

• Asian Development Bank

• Electronics & Engineering Pte Ltd