Singapore National Employers Federation

Singapore National Employers Federation is an organization formed with an objective to aid employers to achieve excellence in employment practices and strengthen the employers' role in the organization. The Singapore National Employers Federation also strives for in preserving industrial harmony in Singapore, enabling the employers to enhance the competitiveness amongst the workforce, improve the quality of work life of their employees, and fulfill their obligations to their shareholders, employees, consumers and Singapore. The Singapore National Employers Federation is located at Keppel Towers #22-00, 10 Hoe Chiang Road, Singapore 089315 and its training centre at 19 Tanglin Road #10-01, Tanglin Shopping Centre, Singapore 247909.

The Federation offers services in areas industrial relation with context of employer-employee relations, union and management negotiations. It provides consultancy on the Human resource Management, wage and other benefits decision making process as well as executive development programme. It also aids in funding of SMEs for HRM Consultancy under the Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board (SPRING)/ SNEF Approved-In-Principal (AIP) Local Enterprise Technical Assistance Scheme (LETAS).

These services are offered to both unionized and non-unionized companies so that the organization functions smoothly ensuring increased productivity and competitiveness at the enterprise level. The Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) in conjunction with MCDS - Ministry of Community Development and Sports, Ministry of Manpower (MOM), National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) has put forth the Tripartite Guidelines on Best Work-Life Practices which when effectively employed help to increase employee productivity and morale. These guideline help in guiding the employers in working out work-life programs such as flexible work arrangements and family care etc. They include provisions for part time, flexi hours work schedule and employee support schemes such as child or infant care subsidies.

The main principles which form the basis of the guide lines are :

The work life practices should have a positive effect on the productivity and customer service of the company.
There should be optimum conditions for the employees to effectively mange work and family especially where the family is at an advantage.
The employees should be accountable for their use and applications of work-life schedules.

The employers should encourage those work-life practices which are not detrimental to the business environment of the organization over a period of time.

The role of Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) is a vast and a dynamic role. The Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) has to disseminate information and train the staff in areas of industrial relations, human resource management, occupational health and safety. It also has to perform information analysis and research in context of policy, environment and undertake wage surveys and transfer the information on to the members of the Federation. The Federation also has to undertake training programs, keep track of the course material, upgrade the course material from time to time.


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