Tougher penalties under fair hiring framework can boost wages, training opportunities

The ST Jobs Career and Learning Fair last year. Changes to the Fair Consideration Framework will nudge employers to reconsider their hiring strategies, driving up competition for local workers, according to academics and human resources experts.
The ST Jobs Career and Learning Fair last year. Changes to the Fair Consideration Framework will nudge employers to reconsider their hiring strategies, driving up competition for local workers, according to academics and human resources experts.ST FILE PHOTO
Nursing is one of the jobs most in demand on MyCareersFuture.sg, along with software developer, business analyst, restaurant manager, and pre-primary education teacher.
Nursing is one of the jobs most in demand on MyCareersFuture.sg, along with software developer, business analyst, restaurant manager, and pre-primary education teacher.

Updated framework has stiffer punishments for firms with discriminatory hiring practices

Higher wages and more training opportunities may be on the cards for Singaporean workers following updates to the Fair Consideration Framework (FCF) that introduced stiffer penalties for firms with discriminatory hiring practices.

Academics and human resources experts told The Straits Times that the changes will nudge employers to reconsider their hiring strategies, driving up competition for local workers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 18, 2020, with the headline 'Tougher penalties can boost wages, training opportunities'. Print Edition | Subscribe