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Fair Employment Practices?

Postby Daddy D » Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:26 am

http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-ne ... t-20131019

Job ads: What's fair and what's not
Fair employment watchdog puts up examples to provide greater clarity

DOS & DON'TS OF HIRING

NATIONALITY Unacceptable:
Non-Singaporeans preferred
Singaporeans and Malaysians welcome
Singaporeans and Singapore permanent residents only

Acceptable:
Singaporeans only

LANGUAGE Unacceptable:
Mandarin is an advantage

Acceptable:
Chinese-language teacher for pre-school centre, good credit in O-level Chinese

AGE Unacceptable:
Youthful working environment
Fresh graduates are welcome to apply

Acceptable:
Older workers welcome



http://www.tafep.sg/fairemployment.asp?subid=3

A list illustrating what is and isn't acceptable in job advertisements was put up on the website of Singapore's fair employment watchdog last week.

The Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices (Tafep) said it did this to provide greater clarity to employers and help them comply with existing guidelines on fair employment.


Fair? Unfair?
:?

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Re: Fair Employment Practices?

Postby Jennifer » Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:11 am

On paper seems fair. But why waste the job applicant's resources in sending in an appln when the company has already set internal checklist?

I would prefer the job advert to be very specific.

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Re: Fair Employment Practices?

Postby Nebbermind » Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:36 am

Jennifer wrote:On paper seems fair. But why waste the job applicant's resources in sending in an appln when the company has already set internal checklist?

I would prefer the job advert to be very specific.

agree. They openly said it's all about the job ads...the dos and don't s.... It's still up to employers who they wanna hire

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Re: Fair Employment Practices?

Postby Daddy D » Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:42 pm

If everything so easy to be fair, then world peace Liao.
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Re: Fair Employment Practices?

Postby Funz » Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:47 pm

I am actually quite surprised that 'Singaporeans and Singaporean PR only' is not allowed but 'Singaporeans only' is allowed.

Oh well, since cannot be specific, just waste a little more time taking calls from agents and foreigners.

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Re: Fair Employment Practices?

Postby Daddy D » Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:48 pm

Funz wrote:I am actually quite surprised that 'Singaporeans and Singaporean PR only' is not allowed but 'Singaporeans only' is allowed.

Oh well, since cannot be specific, just waste a little more time taking calls from agents and foreigners.


Same thoughts. Made me took a 2nd look.
Where to find a 'Singaporeans only' working environment nowadays?
Or perhaps we are already used to the statement - 'Singaporeans and Singaporean PR only'.
Like we are used to S pass, E pass,...

Before anyone starts the xenaphobia argument... :faint:

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Re: Fair Employment Practices?

Postby zbear » Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:13 pm

Daddy D wrote:If everything so easy to be fair, then world peace Liao.
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I couldn't agree more!!!!!

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Re: Fair Employment Practices?

Postby pirate » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:32 pm

Funz wrote:I am actually quite surprised that 'Singaporeans and Singaporean PR only' is not allowed but 'Singaporeans only' is allowed.

Oh well, since cannot be specific, just waste a little more time taking calls from agents and foreigners.

Apparently not wanting to employ foreigners for whom a work or employment pass is required is now considered discriminatory.

As for "Fresh graduates are welcome to apply" is not allowed, would "no work experience necessary" be considered discriminatory now?

:?

The glaring thing is that no explanation was given for the guidelines. While some are obvious, others look like suka suka anyhow say one.

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Re: Fair Employment Practices?

Postby Nebbermind » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:45 pm

If looking for sg male only, can say 'ns experience preferred'?

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Re: Fair Employment Practices?

Postby Daddy D » Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:02 pm

Who approved Tafep's guidelines?
Seems like not align with our meritocracy policies.

:?

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