More frameworks and certification programmes to strengthen HR profession in Singapore

Select HR candidates can take an accelerated path, depending on which qualification track they are on.
By: | December 1, 2020

Training provider Human Capital Singapore (HCS) has partnered the Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP) to provide further frameworks and certification programmes to strengthen the HR profession in Singapore. 

The partnership will provide an accelerated path for select HR candidates, depending on which qualification track they are on. Both organisations will also share industry leads, cooperate on marketing and promotion activities, programmes and services.

IHRP was set up jointly by the Ministry of Manpower, the National Trades Union Congress and Singapore National Employers Federation to strengthen HR practices in the country.

At a virtual event, Senior Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad acknowledged that human resource (HR) professionals will be key in steering the workforce to emerging areas in a post-COVID-19 world.

“HR would need to take the lead in strategic workforce planning to plan ahead for the workforce composition and skill sets required to support businesses as they pivot and identify any skills gap in the current workforce,” he said, reported the Straits Times.

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“COVID-19 has profoundly impacted the way work is carried out, and it is unlikely things will go back to business as usual,” said HCS management board chairman Richard Magnus.

“It is therefore more critical than ever for HR professionals to develop new capabilities in people analytics, HR technology adoption, strategic manpower planning and employee experience design within a remotely located workforce.”