Power of flexi-work options in a tight labour market

The Government's recent announcement to tighten the foreign worker quota in the service sector is proving controversial, as many firms worry about a loss of productivity as a result.

However, the tightening provides a golden opportunity for employers to relook their hiring practices and to tap the local workforce, in particular, women and senior workers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 06, 2019, with the headline 'Power of flexi-work options in a tight labour market'. Print Edition | Subscribe