The launching of the Job Redesign Centre of Excellence by Workforce Singapore and the Institute for Human Resource Professionals. (photo: Minister Tan See Leng Facebook)

Singapore’s minister for manpower Tan See Leng announced on Wednesday (Nov 15, 2023) the launch of the Job Redesign Centre of Excellence by Workforce Singapore (WSG) and the Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP), to help the Republic’s workplaces remain relevant and competitive.

The centre, which can be accessed via IHRP’s website, will serve as a one-stop touchpoint providing industry-relevant expertise and resources for enterprises to transform their business and workforce through job redesign.

Companies in Singapore seeking to redesign their jobs to cope with disruption and competition can tap resources online through a new one-stop resource.

Under the initiative, IHRP will develop resources to help enterprises adopt job redesign, including step-by-step sectoral playbooks and capability development workshops.

An expert panel that includes academics, HR and legal professionals as well as leaders from the Government, unions and business community will also share success stories of job redesign and provide guidance on available capability development initiatives firms can tap, among other things.

During the launch, Dr Tan said, “This one-stop hub empowers enterprises to develop job redesign capabilities. Additionally, the Singapore Ministry of Manpower has initiated an Alliance for Action (AfA) on Widening Access to Talent, fostering skills-based approaches for hiring and workforce development.”

“In today’s hyper-competitive environment, businesses must adapt quickly to succeed.

This includes shaping the organisation’s workforce strategies to foster sustainable growth and innovation, and to adapt to the evolving nature of work,” he added.

The centre will be managed by IHRP, which will reach out to companies through engaging trade associations and chambers (TACs) and HR professionals. More than 20 TACs representing 14 industry sectors have pledged their support.

In his speech, Dr Tan cited local telco Singtel as an example of a company that has transformed jobs for more than 2,500 employees and tapped WSG’s Productivity Solutions Grant for Job Redesign.

The new resource and alliance were announced at IHRP’s People Behind People Forum 2023, held at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

The forum, which is now in its fourth year, hosted more than 600 delegates representing over 80 organisations. (Source: The Strait Times)


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