SUBSCRIBE: Newsletter

Human Resources

Toggle

Article

Graduates

MOM does not hold data on new jobs requiring specific qualifications



Workforce Mobility Interactive, 12 February 2020: Asia’s largest conference on employee mobility and the changing workforce.
Exclusive, invite-only conference for HR decision makers and mobility specialists, request your complimentary invitation here. »

Last MondayLeon Perera raised a parliamentary question to Singapore’s minister for manpower on the proportion of new jobs created in each of the last five years which requires a university degree.

In his response, minister for manpower Lim Swee Say said that Ministry of Manpower (MOM) does not collect data on new jobs created by specific qualification requirements, including university degrees.

He commented: “This is because such data may not meaningfully reflect the quality of a job or the responsibilities associated with it.”

On that note, he added that the ministry encourages companies to adopt progressive HR practices and focus on skills and competencies as the “key yardstick in the recruitment and development of workers”, beyond academic grades or qualifications – Committee on the Future Economy’s  recommendations.

Photo / 123RF



Power a future-proof HR by driving intelligent business solutions and talent analytics. Learn how to at Accelerate HR 2020 with more than 120 HR peers.
Download the conference brochure and pre-order your tickets today.

Read More News

Trending

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.