Under the aegis of the Singapore Business Federation, 29 Trade Associations and Chambers (TACs) of the TAC Alliance joined forces on 19th January 2021 in a show of solidarity to collectively pledge support for a joint statement on fair hiring and employment practices.
The Covid-19 pandemic had resulted in an unprecedented time of economic disruption for businesses and their workforce. As businesses welcome the new year and prepare for recovery and growth, the joint statement is an important call by the TACs to encourage their member companies to remain committed to fair recruitment practices based on merit and to develop their workforce.
The Joint Statement is aligned with the Fair Consideration Framework (FCF) and the Tripartite Guidelines for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TGFEP) to develop a strong Singaporean core. The framework underlines employers’ commitment to preventing discrimination at the workplace and encouraging businesses to adopt progressive human resource (HR) practices, provide guidance for TACs and their member companies to abide by the principles of fair and equitable hiring of employees.
Together, the 29 TACs represent the diversity of Singapore’s business community, across different industry sectors and spanning across several Multinational Companies (MNCs), Large Local Enterprises (LLEs) and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
The 29 TACs have come together to declare their belief in the following core principles:
- Promote Positive Workplace Relations
- Practise Fair Hiring
- Provide Development Opportunities