The Straits Times
Published on Sep 29, 2012

HR toolkit to help SMEs attract and retain talent


Smaller firms now have a new online toolkit to help them improve their human resource practices.

Launched on Saturday by Senior Minister of State for Trade & Industry, Mr Lee Yi Shyan, the new toolkit adds two modules - employee relations, and talent management and succession planning - to an existing version.

The enhanced edition will also have sections on manpower planning, recruitment, compensation and benefits, performance and career management and learning and development, said Mr Lee, who is also Senior Minister of State for National Development.

Jointly developed by enterprise development agency Spring Singapore and Singapore National Employers Federation, the toolkit aims to improve and strengthen small and medium enterprises here by addressing human resource gaps and promoting good practices.