Sharing Session with Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP)

Choo Soo Teck, Consultant, TAFEP and Choo Zhi Yong, Manager, Programme and Partnership Development, TAFEP

Venue : AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre #23-03 S(228208) - Stamford American Auditorium

Date : March 15, 2018

Time : 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Price : $15.00

2018-03-15 11:45:00 2018-03-15 13:30:00 Asia/Singapore Sharing Session with Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) - AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre #23-03 S(228208) - Stamford American Auditorium AmCham Singapore

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Hosted by the Human Capital and Government & Regional Affairs Committees


11:45 am – 12:00 pm
12:00 pm – 12:05 pm             Introduction of speakers
12:05 pm – 01:00 pm             Presentation
01:00 pm – 01:30 pm             Q&A / Discussion


Fair Consideration Framework

Announced in September 2013, the Fair Consideration Framework (FCF) is part of the Government’s overall effort to strengthen the Singaporean core in the workforce. It sets out clear expectations for companies to consider Singaporeans fairly for job opportunities. All Singapore companies must comply with the Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices and have fair employment practices that are open, merit-based and non-discriminatory.

Employment Claims Tribunal

The Employment Claims Tribunals (ECT) was set up on 1 April 2017 as part of the employment dispute resolution process to facilitate the expeditious resolution of employment disputes. The ECT will hear all statutory salary-related claims from employees covered under the labour laws, as well as contractual salary-related claims from employees, including Professionals, Managers and Executives who earn more than $4,500 per month. Mediation will play a critical role in the employment dispute resolution process to encourage the parties to resolve the matter amicably. The ECT will only hear cases that have undergone mediation at the Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management (TADM).

Fair and Progressive Employment Index (FPEIndex)

Developed in collaboration between Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) and National University of Singapore (NUS), the FPEIndex is designed as a learning toolkit for organisations to assess and diagnose the state of their culture and values. The FPEIndex provides in-depth analysis of the organisation’s cultural and values scores, and allows organisations to benchmark their scores at the industry and national level. It also comes packed with practical recommendations to shape the organisational culture to be fair and progressive. Organisations will also be invited to a 2-day training workshop where participants will receive customised group coaching coupled with experiential-learning activities to learn skills and knowledge to be an effective cultural change agent at the workplace.

About the Speakers

Choo Soo Teck

Soo Teck was with the Ministry for Manpower for more than 30 years.
  As an Assistant Commissioner for Labour at the Labour Court for 12 years, he has extensive experience working with employers, advising them on good employment practices.  His fair and balanced approach has resolved many disputes between employers and workers amicably. An experienced adjudicator, he is able to advise employers on the correct application of the employment laws.

During his term with the Ministry of Manpower, he held various appointments including Deputy Head of the Workmen’s Compensation Department and Employment Pass Department.
  He was also responsible for the enforcement of various labour legislations.

Choo Zhi Yong
Manager, Programme and Partnership Development

Zhiyong works as a Programme and Partnership Manager with the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and 
Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP). As part of his work, he enjoys interacting and engaging with both employers and HR practitioners on HR matters such as fair and progressive employment practices. He has also conducted customised Employment Act (EA) training workshops companies, as well as providing EA advice and consultation to HR and Line managers via the Employer Advisory Service (EAS)@TAFEP.

Before joining TAFEP in 2013, he gained a strong passion in pursuing HR during his 3 years of 
advisory and conciliatory services on employment matters relating to the Employment Act at the Ministry of Manpower, Labour Relations and Workplaces Division.