New work pass for foreigners can also help Singapore retain local talent: Experts

The new work pass could help retain top homegrown talent by ensuring they have overseas peers they can stand toe to toe with, said labour experts. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
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SINGAPORE - The slew of changes to Singapore's work pass framework for foreign professionals announced on Monday (Aug 29) is expected to position the Republic as a prime destination for top talent.

A new five-year work pass for these high-fliers, which headlined the changes unveiled by Minister for Manpower Tan See Leng, could also help retain top home-grown talent by assuring them that they have peers from overseas they can stand toe to toe with, labour experts told The Straits Times.

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