IDA apologises for mistakenly posting outgoing employee's name in job advertisement

IDA said the employee's name was wrongly inserted instead of the job title he was vacating as his contract is ending.
IDA said the employee's name was wrongly inserted instead of the job title he was vacating as his contract is ending.PHOTO: SCREENSHOT FROM JOBSDB WEBSITE

SINGAPORE - The Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) has apologised after an outgoing employee's name was mistakenly published on recruitment advertisements across several job portals.

The title of "Replacement for Kenneth Yeo Wee" was displayed on the job posting for a permanent, middle-level role at the statutory board.

Although it was later taken down from the recruitment websites, screenshots were posted on online forums.

In a Facebook post on Friday (June 17) evening, IDA said the mistake was made by a member of its human resource team who was "new to the recruitment publishing tool and accidentally published the employee's name instead of the job title", which he was vacating as his contract was ending.

IDA apologised unreservedly to the outgoing employee affected by the error and added that it regrets any unhappiness caused.

It said that the human resource staff member who committed the error had been counselled and procedures are being reviewed to prevent it from happening again.