03 Feb '11, 8am

Three-step approach to help SMEs: Recognising the lack of know-how for SMEs to improve their productivity, the W...

MR NG Junrong's letter ('Helping small and medium-sized firms: Higher labour costs not the answer'; Tuesday) highlighted that many employers are not aware of the avenues available to them to improve productivity, and this is particularly the case for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Recognising the lack of know-how for SMEs to improve their productivity, the Workforce Development Agency and Spring Singapore jointly initiated the SME Productivity Action Roadmap (SME-PRO) last year, a three-step approach for SMEs to be exposed to the basics of productivity, train management and staff on productivity concepts and measurement tools, and assist SMEs in productivity improvement. Under SME-PRO, the [email protected] website was set up in June last year. It contains information on productivity concepts, tools, case studies and relevant government assistance programmes. S...

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