Home News Featured News Former HR practitioner questions the effectiveness of Singapore's Jobs Bank portal

Former HR practitioner questions the effectiveness of Singapore’s Jobs Bank portal




- Advertisement -

By: Kheng-Liang Tan

A former HR practitioner – who later became a businessman and stood in the past two General Elections – shares his thoughts about the flaws of the government’s Jobs Bank portal.

Osman Bin Sulaiman said in a Facebook post that the portal was ineffective since “employers were able to include their emails [details] on the advert itself”.

This would thereby allow foreign job seekers to apply directly to employers” even though a SingPass ID is required for locals to apply for a job on the portal.

- Advertisement -

He added that he has contacted the Ministry of Manpower on this issue but has not received a reply.

The national Jobs Bank portal was launched in 2014 and is meant to supplement the Fair Consideration Framework under the then Minister for Manpower Tan Chuan-Jun.

Under the framework, companies with more than 25 people to advertise their job vacancies on the website for at least 14 days before employing for an Employment Pass.

However, such measures are not as strict as labour laws in countries such as Australia and Canada.

For example, an Australian employer has to first demonstrate that they are committed to hire local labour before they are entitled to apply to sponsor a skilled 457 class work visa.

On the other hand, the applicants have to meet stringent criteria relating to educational qualifications, health and character requirements, and language ability.

In contrast, some statutory boards in Singapore have openly defended their employees who have been flagged out as obtaining postgraduate qualifications from a degree mill.Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

No tags for this post.
- Advertisement -

Nearly 10,000 take umbrage at Ng Yat Chung and sign petition calling for his dismissal

Singapore -- Almost 10,000 people have taken umbrage at SPH CEO Ng Yat Chung’s “boorish behaviour” and have signed a petition calling for his dismissal. Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ng Yat Chung took “umbrage” at a reporter's questions...

K Shanmugam: Ng Yat Chung’s reaction, and the way he answered the question was very unfortunate

Singapore – Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam took to social media to point out his views on the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) restructuring, and added that SPH Ceo Ng Yat Chung's reaction to a reporter was "very unfortunate". Speaking at...

‘I will never wear a mask,’ says foreigner in MRT after being told to wear one

Singapore – A video of a man explaining to passengers why "he will never wear a mask" while inside the MRT has been circulating online, garnering responses from the online community to put him to task. "Another sovereign who refused to wear...
Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

No tags for this post.