Daily Archives: November 25, 2016

Getting Back on Track with Some Help

Getting Back on Track with Some Help

NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) Employability Coaches do more than sort out your resumes. We talk to two who have helped clients bounce back from setbacks. If being out of a job and searching for a new one isn’t already emotionally draining, having to do so following retrenchment or dismissal can have devastating effects on a person’s confidence. With a focus on jobseekers in such sensitive predicaments, e2i Employability Coaches Jay Shree Mohan Pohumal Shivnani and Teng Soo Ling share how they recently helped two clients overcome a high profile dismissal to secure new careers. Lending a Listening Ear Describing how she balances being sensitive to the emotional needs of her clients and guiding them towards being proactive about seeking out a new job, Ms Jay Shree said: “I would hear them out and let them share their experiences with me. Such clients usually have ...

Statement by taskforce for responsible retrenchment and employment facilitation

The Taskforce for Responsible Retrenchment and Employment Facilitation, was set up in March 2016 to provide timely and effective assistance to retrenched individuals and ensure that employers treat their workers fairly if retrenchment is inevitable. Led by Workforce Singapore (WSG) and comprising representatives from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute), the Taskforce will also enhance the awareness among companies and individuals of Government’s support for retrenched workers. For the first three quarters of 2016, WSG and NTUC have reached out to more than 3,000 retrenched workers. These efforts have seen progress, but more can be done. The new requirement on mandatory retrenchment notifications, which will come into effect from 1 January 2017, will provide the Taskforce with more complete and ti ...