The Singapore Contractors Association and SCAL Academy will be organizing a One-day Built Environment Summit with the theme “Construction in the Future Economy” on 26 October 2017 in conjunction with BuildTech Asia 2017. This Summit will bring together leaders across the built environment value chain to share perspectives on the respective roles as Singapore prepares for the future economy. Discussions will centre on the report, “The Future of Construction” by the World Economic Forum as well as the “Construction Industry Transformation Roadmap” developed by Singapore’s Committee on the Future Economy which covers areas on productivity, innovation, regulations, collaboration and internationalisation.
The Singapore Contractors Association and SCAL Academy are pleased to organise the HR Seminar with the theme “Practical Approach of HRM in Future-ready Built Environment Sector”. This seminar will highlight the practical tips and key features of good HR practices, develop HR competencies and leverage on technologies to help organisations build talents and drive performance in our ever-challenging Built Environment Sector.
Come 1 April 2017, companies that failed to issue employment contract that contains Key-Employment Terms (KET) will be penalized under the law. The Employment Act was amended in April 2016 that require companies to issue written employment contract to all employees covered under the Singapore’s Employment Act. The requirement stated that the written employment contract shall contain the mandatory key employment terms (KET). This half-day workshop helps company’s Management and HR personnel prepare for the new requirement.
During the workshop, the other two requirements that will also be shared are ‘Itemised Payslip’ and ‘Record Keeping’. Together with the KETs, these are the three new changes in the Employment Act
In a competitive labor market, the Small-and-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) might not have the rich resources as larger companies in attracting and retaining talents. This puts SMEs in a disadvantaged position in the talent war. Yet, the differentiated head start should not prevent SMEs in developing an effective compensation and benefit scheme in their bid to recruit and retain talents against larger companies. The first starting point is for enlightened SMEs to develop a useful and practical compensation and benefit scheme. Doing so is fundamental for SMEs in achieving organizational growth and business expansion. Without putting in place this scheme, SMEs will always be plagued by the difficulty in hiring staff and the concern of employees turnover.
This workshop will provide SMEs with a down-to-earth approach in designing a compensation and benefit system to enhance its competitiveness in recruiting and retaining its employees.
This 4-hour session aims to provide general and basic understanding towards planning for work-at-height activities, and the factors contributing to making it safe and effective. Participants will appreciate how the general concepts should be looked at, putting them together, and thus enabling them to be able to make good decisions for selection, evaluation and approving of control measures before allowing work-at-heights activities to commence.