Rules for fair hiring practices can be improved: Experts

Details on updates to the framework will be announced and businesses that deliberately exclude qualified Singaporean jobseekers will suffer stiffer penalties.
Details on updates to the framework will be announced and businesses that deliberately exclude qualified Singaporean jobseekers will suffer stiffer penalties.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

With the Fair Consideration Framework (FCF) set to be updated, most experts and employer groups interviewed said the rules against unfairly favouring foreigners have helped to level the playing field to some extent.

But they suggested ways the framework can be improved, such as requiring firms hiring foreigners to show that they are committed to shifting to locals, and limiting the job roles open to foreigners.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 13, 2020, with the headline 'Rules for fair hiring practices can be improved: Experts'. Subscribe