Singapore University of Social Sciences

Labour and Manpower Policies in Singapore

Labour and Manpower Policies in Singapore (HRM257)

Applications Open: 01 October 2023

Applications Close: 15 November 2023

Next Available Intake: January 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1391.78 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Management

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


HRM257 Labour and Manpower Policies in Singapore is aimed at equipping students with the necessary knowledge and skills to devise organizational responses and policies to address Singapore’s strategic manpower initiatives. These include, for example, fair employment practices, enhancing opportunities for mature employees, encouraging women’s participation in the workforce and employment of low-wage contract and casual workers. For a comparative perspective, students will also be introduced to manpower policies and practices in other countries.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JAN


  • National manpower initiatives and best practices
  • Current needs of organizations
  • Effective stakeholder engagement
  • Communication of national manpower initiatives
  • Promoting fair employment practices
  • Developing a skilled workforce
  • Enhancing opportunities for older workers
  • Enhancing opportunities for women
  • Enhancing opportunities for other special employee groups
  • Manpower policies and practices outside Singapore

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss national manpower initiatives and best practices
  • Identify organizational implications of implementation of national manpower initiatives
  • Analyse issues facing specific employee groups such as older workers, women, low-wage contract and causal workers
  • Examine the effectiveness of HRM policies and initiatives
  • Contrast Singapore’s manpower policies and practices with other countries
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