5-Year Employment Pass for Skilled Tech Professionals in Demand

Experienced tech professionals possessing sought-after skills now have the opportunity to secure an Employment Pass (EP) with an extended validity of up to 5 years, effective September 2023. This initiative provides valuable assurance to experienced tech experts and the organizations employing them, while enabling Singapore to establish a firm foothold in critical tech domains where [...]

2023-09-22T17:17:41+08:00September 22nd, 2023|Useful Articles|

COMPASS – Shortage Occupation List (SOL)

In the realm of employment passes, candidates filling roles featured on the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) have the opportunity to earn points within the C5. Skills bonus category. But what exactly is the SOL, and how does it affect Employment Pass (EP) applications? Understanding the SOL The SOL is a comprehensive listing of all positions [...]

2023-09-22T17:04:17+08:00September 22nd, 2023|Useful Articles|

2023 Updates Regarding COMPASS: Key Developments in Business Immigration

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has introduced two significant updates pertaining to the bonus criteria within the Complementarity Assessment Framework (COMPASS). Here are the details of these updates: Skills Bonus: Shortage Occupation List (SOL) A recent publication of the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) has identified 27 occupations in Singapore facing a talent shortage. Under this [...]

2023-09-15T12:31:57+08:00September 15th, 2023|Useful Articles|

Common HR Compliance Issues: A Business Perspective

HR compliance issues can take various forms and often depend on factors such as an organization's size, industry, and employee conduct. Here, we examine some prevalent HR compliance concerns and how they impact businesses in Singapore: Discriminatory Hiring Practices: - In a diverse nation like Singapore, ensuring equal employment opportunities and maintaining a transparent hiring [...]

2023-09-14T17:15:55+08:00September 14th, 2023|Useful Articles|

Enhancement in Medical Insurance Coverage for Foreign Workers

Starting from July 1, 2023, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will initiate improvements to the compulsory medical insurance (MI) coverage applicable to both new and existing Work Permit holders, including Migrant Domestic Workers, as well as S Pass holders.   As previously communicated, these MI enhancements are aimed at affording employers’ greater protection in cases [...]

2023-09-08T18:17:00+08:00September 8th, 2023|Useful Articles|

What is Foreign Worker Levy (FWL) in Singapore?

The Foreign Worker Levy (FWL) in Singapore is a pricing mechanism designed to regulate the employment of foreign workers in the country. Employers who hire Work Permit or S Pass holders are required to pay a monthly levy for each foreign worker they employ. The FWL is an important aspect of the government's efforts to [...]

2023-09-07T17:15:24+08:00September 7th, 2023|Useful Articles|

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: A Strategic Imperative

The notions of diversity and inclusion (D&I) have transcended mere buzzwords, evolving into a substantial industry-wide pursuit. Across the globe, employers are allocating increased resources to D&I initiatives, resulting in the emergence of specialized roles dedicated to fostering inclusivity. These roles encompass guiding transformative change for the establishment of more inclusive organizations, sourcing talent from [...]

2023-08-31T17:25:05+08:00August 31st, 2023|Useful Articles|

Revised Verification Requirements for Employment Pass Applications

Revised Verification Requirements for Employment Pass Applications With the implementation of COMPASS, there will be updated verification requirements for both new and renewal Employment Pass (EP) applications. The following table outlines the verification evidence needed for qualifications at the post-secondary diploma level and beyond. For New EP Applications: • Prior to September 1, 2023: Verification [...]

2023-09-08T12:09:24+08:00August 31st, 2023|Useful Articles|

What is Re-Employment?

With an increasingly aging population and a growing number of Singaporeans opting to remain part of the workforce for an extended period, it is essential for older employees to enhance their understanding of their rights. Similarly, employers need to develop a heightened awareness of their responsibilities concerning re-employment after employees reach retirement age. This article [...]

2023-08-25T17:10:16+08:00August 25th, 2023|Useful Articles|

Revisions in S Pass Eligibility Criteria

Revisions in S Pass Eligibility Criteria The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is set to enhance the qualifications for S Pass holders by progressively increasing the qualifying salaries and levies. This move aims to elevate the quality of S Pass holders to rank among the top one-third of our local Associate Professionals and Technicians (APT) workforce. [...]

2023-08-22T15:24:01+08:00August 22nd, 2023|Useful Articles|
Go to Top