Firms have programmes in place to groom top talent

A question of whether economic growth and job creation have benefited Singaporeans more than foreigners was raised in Parliament this month, putting the spotlight on how firms here hire and promote workers.
A question of whether economic growth and job creation have benefited Singaporeans more than foreigners was raised in Parliament this month, putting the spotlight on how firms here hire and promote workers.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Companies here send their most promising talent for overseas stints, skills training and leadership courses to groom staff for sought-after positions in their organisations.

A question of whether economic growth and job creation have benefited Singaporeans more than foreigners was raised in Parliament earlier this month, putting the spotlight on how companies here hire and promote their workers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 21, 2020, with the headline 'Firms have programmes in place to groom top talent'. Print Edition | Subscribe