Masterclass on COMPASS [FULL]

Course Summary

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has introduced the Complementarity Assessment Framework (COMPASS), which introduces significant changes to the Employment Pass (EP) application and renewal process. This masterclass will help employers to understand the complexities of the COMPASS Framework and the new guidelines for the EP application and other work pass changes. Attendees will learn how to adapt to the changes brought about by the new policy framework and better manage their talent management and employment process. The masterclass will also provide a clinic session for attendees to consult with the HR and work pass specialists of Payrollserve to get their talent management questions clarified and receive personalised advice on navigating the new COMPASS Framework. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to network with other employers and HR professionals who are facing similar challenges and exchange valuable insights. 

Detailed Course Outline



8:45 am – 9:00 am


9:00 am – 9:10 am



  • Overview of the Workshop
  • Snapshots of Workforce Insights

9:15 am – 9:30 am

The Implications of COMPASS for Businesses

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Introduction to COMPASS Framework and How it Will Impact Employment Pass Application

  • The Foundational Criteria
  • Bonus Criteria
  • Understand the scoring system in the COMPASS Framework

10:00 am – 10:15 am


10:15 am – 11:00 am

COMPASS Framework: Sharing of Case Studies and Common Questions Raised

11:00 am – 11:15 am

Updates Related to Other Work Pass Changes

  • SPass
  • Work permit

11:15 am – 11:45 am


Areas that You May Wish to Take Note

  • Common Errors In Employment Contracts
  • Leave-related Calculation Errors
  • Retirement and Re-employment

11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch & Clinic session

Learning Objectives

In this half-day workshop, participants will:

  • Learn about the new COMPASS Framework and its implication for businesses.
  • Through case studies, participants will be able to identify the firm’s strengths and weaknesses that may impact the scoring of the COMPASS framework.
  • Recap updates related to other work pass changes
  • Take note of the common errors in employment contracts, leave-related calculation errors, and double tax scenarios.

Who Would Benefit
Employers, HR personnel, talent acquisition managers, and professionals responsible for managing and recruiting foreign talent in Singapore.

Meet The Trainers
Priscillia Lim is a seasoned advisor with over 10 years of experience in the staffing and human resources industry. She has a proven track record of success in providing professional staffing services and managing teams to serve MNCs and SMEs on their staffing needs and work pass application. In her current role as a Senior Manager at Stone Forest, Priscillia provides strategic advice to clients on staffing needs and work pass management. She also has extensive experience in helping local and international clients with complex staffing needs and work pass management while ensuring that they are compliant with the regulation.  

Jaclyn Cheng is an IHRP- Senior Professional certified advisor with over 10 years of experience in the full spectrum of human resources across various industries. She has experience and exposure across all HR functions, which include recruitment, employee life cycle, talent and performance management, training and development, compensation and benefits, etc. She develops training plans and programs to upgrade and enhance staff’s skills and knowledge that cater to business needs. As a Manager of HR & Work Pass Services at Payrollserve, she provides advice to clients so to achieve their company’s objectives while mitigating any potential employment risks and complying with all employment regulations.

Administrative Details

  •      Please log on with your Username and Password to register. If you do not have an existing account with Singapore Business Federation (SBF), please create one for registration.
  •      Upon registration, you can make payment directly by PayPal (Credit / Debit Card), PayNow Corporate or Bank Transfer. An auto e-acknowledgement and invoice will be sent to your registered email.
  •      No cancellation is allowed upon registration but attendance by a replacement delegate from your company due to exigency could be facilitated. Please notify SBF of this change, by giving at least 3 working days’ notice prior to the date of the workshop to enable logistical arrangements for the replacement.
  •      Full payment must be received prior to the date of the workshop to guarantee your place.
  •      Admission into the workshop is only allowed if payment / proof of payment has been received prior to the date of the workshop.
  •      Participants will still be liable for payment in the event of no-show on actual day of the workshop.
  •      SBF reserves the right to cancel, postpone, reschedule or make any adjustments to the workshop where necessary


Payment Options:

Select one of the following electronic payment options available (Please key in the invoice number for our reference)

·       PayPal (pay by Credit or Debit card)

·       PayNow Corporate (UEN: T02SS0073H)

·       Bank Transfer (Bank / Branch Code: 7375 / 018, Account No: 118-313-180-5)

·       Billing Organisation via UOB or DBS Website/Mobile app

Ref No.: SB231214


All information, materials and related graphics contained herein and/or provided in the course of the training session(s) (hereinafter referred to as “Information and Materials”) are intended for informational and/or educational purposes only. The Singapore Business Federation does not claim ownership of any of the Information and Materials provided by the external training vendor(s). The information and Materials may from time to time include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, and changes may be added periodically as may be necessary. Please note that photography, audio and video recording may occur during these events. All photography, audio and video recording may be used by Singapore Business Federation for education, marketing, promotional and/or publication purposes. If you do not wish to have your image recorded or published, for compelling and legitimate grounds relating to your particular situation, please inform our staff.


: Tuesday, 26 September 2023


: 9.00 AM - 1.00 PM