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Singapore Immigration Briefing: Upcoming Changes to the Fair Consideration Framework

Posted By AustCham Singapore, Monday, 21 July 2014

Event Highlights

This key Immigration briefing session was attended by members of AustCham, the French Chamber of Commerce Singapore and the Singaporean-German Chamber of Commerce. The auditorium at ESSEC Business School was at maximum capacity for presentations by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and the Workforce Development Agency (WDA) on the latest changes to the Immigration framework.

The Immigration briefing session was held just a day after new announcements were made by the MOM in relation to the exemptions to the advertising requirement, which will become mandatory from 1 August 2014. Short-term assignments lasting no longer than one month will be exempt from the advertising requirement, but many people in the audience felt that this period would be too short for temporary positions and assignments.

MOM and WDA presentations were followed by a Q&A session, moderated by PwC International Assignment Services (Singapore).  Some members expressed the challenges their organisations are likely to face post- 1 August 2014. During the Q&A, representatives from multi-national corporations to SMEs, made it clear that there will be challenges for organisations trying to attract Singaporeans to fill certain positions, whilst also ensuring that training programmes for overseas staff and attracting the best talent can still be achieved. Watch this space for more updates!

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Tags:  Employment regulation  EP  Foreign worker  MOM 

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