25 Aug '11, 3am

Flexible work arrangements could help manpower crunch

Flexible work arrangements could help manpower crunch

Employers facing a shortage in manpower should consider tapping into the pool of workers who prefer to work from home. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA By Lin Wenjian Employers facing a shortage in manpower should consider tapping into the pool of workers who prefer to work from home, said Mr Hawazi Daipi, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Manpower and Education. Mr Hawazi made this point at the Work-Life Conference 2011 organised by the Tripartite Committee on Work-Life Strategy on Thursday. He said home-based work arrangements are now possible because of Singapore's well-developed infocomm technology infrastructure. Related Links Click here for Work-life conference Mr Hawazi noted that such an arrangement is a relatively new concept here, but said more companies are adopting this practice as a mean of attracting and retaining talents. Please enable JavaScript to view the comm...

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