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Singapore Hiring/Employment Compliance

Singapore’s complex Employment Act covers all employees. While Singapore’s employment laws are easy to learn, you want to make sure that you are staying compliant so you don’t end up with a fine or lose talented candidates.

How to Hire Singapore Employees

Whether you decide to outsource Singapore hiring or do it yourself, it’s often beneficial to partner with a global PEO that can help you find talented candidates in your industry. Globalization Partners’ RecruitGlobal service helps you find the best talent to build up your business in Singapore.

Singapore Employment Compliance

Singapore’s employment compliance — which covers working hours, rest days, annual leave, and holidays — is outlined in its Employment Act.

  • Working hours for employees should not exceed eight hours a day, or 12 hours for shift workers.
  • Employees cannot work more than 72 hours of overtime per month unless there is a specific exception from the Ministry of Manpower.
  • Workers are allowed one unpaid rest day a week, which is typically Sunday unless otherwise stated in an employment contract.
  • You can offer PTO to your employees under the Employment Act — typically seven days for those who worked more than three months.

Onboarding Hired Singapore Employees

Before you officially hire Singapore employees, it is best practice to draft an employment contract that outlines the details of the agreement between you and your future employee. Spell out vacation days, expected working hours, and any supplemental benefits you’ll offer.

Include the exact position and duties the employee will perform. You can also write a code of conduct and the terms of termination for the employee’s reference, which gives them clear expectations of the workplace culture.

Pros of Singapore Hiring Outsourcing

If you choose not to work with a Singapore hiring outsourcing company, you will end up responsible for recruiting potential candidates, drafting the employment contracts, and ensuring your compliance with Singapore’s Employment Act.

A global PEO such as Globalization Partners can take the stress off both the recruiting and managing processes. We help you find talented candidates that exude passion. After you decide to hire, we’ll help hire the employees that work for you so that you don’t have to go through the expensive and time-consuming process of establishing a subsidiary in Singapore.

If you want to know more about how to hire Singapore employees, then contact us today. We’ll help you add to your team by taking the risk off your shoulders and setting it on ours — always making sure you are meeting and exceeding every employment law.

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