The Mandarin Workshop on Employment Act with latest changes in April 2016. After the workshop, participants should be able to:
• Understand the employer’s and employee’s rights and obligations under Employment Act
• Identify how the changes in the EA apply to workplace
• Preparing for compliance next year using the recommended guidelines
In a rapidly growing and competitive sector such as the construction industry, quality, environment, health and safety (QEHS) will always remain key priorities for any company wishing to make a success in the market. As such, SCAL ACADEMY organized the following course in order to meet the needs of those companies which are striving for better QEHS performance as one of their key objectives for achieving business excellence.
The Public Sector Standard Conditions of Contract (PSSCOC) was developed by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) to enable a common contract form to be used in all public sector construction projects. Familiarity among users will reduce tendering efforts and promote greater efficiency in contract administration.
The PSSCOC for Construction Works was first published in 1995. It had undergone several reviews. The second and third editions were launched in July 1999 and January 2004 respectively. The fourth edition was launched in March 2005 to be in line with the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2004 which came into operation in April 2005. The current version is the PSSCOC for Construction Works (Seventh Edition Jul 2014).
To select the right candidate, the objective is to select the ‘best fit’. By ‘best fit’ we mean values match and job fit. Use of psychological tools such as MBTI, Strengths Finder, and behaviour evaluation interview techniques etc are used in this selection process. For values match, it is important to use the corporate value or leadership competencies as the basis for selection. In the case of job fit, the relative importance of personal characteristics, IQ, EQ, Education, Experience and Potential are important considerations. The importance of getting reference from former employers cannot be overlooked.
In construction industry where people have to work together and cooperate there is a possibility for disputes to arise, caused by a combination of uncertainty, contractual problems, and behaviour factors. A typical construction project usually comprises transactions with high uncertainty and complexity, which is impossible to resolve every detail and foresee every contingency at the outset. As a result, disputes often arise in situations that are not clearly addressed by the contracts. This one-day course gives an overview of mediation process in resolving construction disputes. Special emphasis will be on the proposed enactment of Mediation Bill, aimed to strengthen the framework for enforcement of mediated settlements conducted in Singapore.