The European Chamber of Commerce Singapore and its members were engaged in an hour and half long dialogue this morning with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), which started with brief remarks made by Mr Federico Donato (President of EuroCham Singapore), Dr Tan See Leng (Minister for Manpower) and Mr Zaqy Mohamad (Senior Minister of State).
Chairman of the Human Development Committee, Dr Bob Aubrey, then facilitated the questions from various firms that participated, covering wide-ranging topics such as anti-discrimination law / workplace fairness, developing Singapore’s workforce, and remaining an open economy with the challenges of COVID-19.
The chamber is grateful for the support of its members, and in particular members of EuroCham’s Human Development committee. EuroCham Singapore would also like to thank the Ministers for their open (and sometimes humourous) answers to the questions posted. It was our pleasure to host this session and we thank the staff at MOM who assisted in so many ways.
EuroCham’s upcoming paper on Sustainable Workforce highlights that sustainable workforce is defined as a diverse and inclusive workforce that continues to develop social stakeholders as well the economic goals of the business. This means that companies have a key role in creating a sustainable workforce, and so do governments, education institutions, professional service firms and civil service organisations.
The paper is expected to be launched at the beginning of November 2021.