While the economy is on the road to recovery, many businesses still face manpower challenges like supply and costs. SBF works closely with partners to develop initiatives and programmes to help our members and their employees build capabilities and acquire relevant skills to seize opportunities for growth.

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CAREER CONVERSION PROGRAMME

SBF has been appointed by Workforce Singapore (WSG) as the Programme Manager for the Career Conversion Programme (CCP) for Advanced Manufacturing Engineer/ Assistant Engineers and Operators (CCP-AM), Internationalisation Professionals (CCP-I), Sustainability Professionals (CCP-S), and Supply Chain & Logistics Professionals and Coordinators (CCP-SCL).

The CCP aims to support companies to find the right talents by helping them recruit and train their employees so that they have a ready pool of talent with practical skills to support in their operations and to reskill existing employees to take up a new or redesigned role in their respective sector.

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JOBS DEVELOPMENT PARTNER PROGRAMME

The Jobs Development Partner Programme aims to work closely with companies, especially SMEs, to accelerate industry transformation and spur job creation and job redesign. SBF will complement existing efforts by the Government, Trade Associations & Chambers and eco-system partners to consolidate resources to help the business community in their transformation journey.

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PROGRESSIVE WAGE MARK

The Progressive Wage (PW) Mark is an accreditation scheme to recognise eligible firms that pay progressive wages to lower-wage workers. From 1 March 2023, the Government will require suppliers and eligible sub-contractors who are awarded Government contracts to be accredited with the PW Mark, starting with contracts with larger value. The PW Mark accreditation scheme will be administered by the Singapore Business Federation on behalf of the Tripartite Partners, as part of a national effort to uplift the wages and well-being of lower-wage workers.

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SBF BUSINESS INSTITUTE

Established by SBF, the SBF Business Institute (SBI) aims to help SBF members and the wider business community build capabilities and achieve inclusive and quality-driven growth. Through professional practitioners, certified trainers and successful Business Mentors, SBI aims to help companies address pertinent business challenges by providing training services tailored to upgrading capabilities and up-skilling the workforce.

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SGUNITED MID-CAREER PATHWAYS PROGRAMME

The SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme is a full-time attachment programme which supports mature mid-career individuals aged 40 and above, to widen their professional networks and gain meaningful industry-relevant skills and experience.  The attachments last between four to six months. 

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SUSTAINABLE EMPLOYMENT

The SBF Sustainable Employment initiative is guided by the principle that thriving customers, employees, and communities lead to robust and long-term business growth. Employees are central to business resilience and success, and businesses can take active steps to forge stronger employer-employee partnerships through progressive practices.

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JOBS & SKILLS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Jobs and Skills Advisory Committee was formed in 2021 to steer and provide strategic oversight of the suite of jobs and skills-related initiatives undertaken by SBF to help companies position themselves for human capital transformation and growth, champion the SBF Sustainable Employment initiative and provide insights and intelligence to shape SBF’s policy positions on manpower-related issues.

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