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5/16/2007

Laws to maintain fair recruitment.

A letter by Sangeetha Bysheim in the Today paper described her experience in applying for a job. She said that all her interviews were by expatriates. This, she concluded, could be that most of the top jobs are occupied by expatriates or two, expatriates are likely to be less discriminatory. She had a point. And she suggested that we must have laws to prevent discrimination at work places, and in employment, especially when we are inviting more talented foreigners to take the place of less talented locals in the job market. I have a better idea and easier to implement. Appoint all the expatriates to the top jobs of organisations, or at least as the HR Managers. This will ensure that there will be fair play and foreigners will be given a fairer chance of getting employment here.

2 comments:

Matilah_Singapura said...

Any laws to "regulate" labour markets in any way will work against the free-wheeling nature of S'pore's labour market.

Singapore's labour market is rated as 99% free (Index of economic freedom http://heritage.org) which menas employers alone decide how to spend their money and on whom.

Neck to neck competition is good because it brings out THE BEST in people. There is no such thing as an "unfair advantage" if someone else happens to be better than you are at doing a job.

Singaporeans themselves are much sought after in the international labour market, so what is this idiot woman complaining about?

Perhaps she needs to look at her own shortcomings and consider "improving herself" before exposing her ignorance of economic (natural law) in the media.

Anonymous said...

A letter by Sangeetha Bysheim in the Today paper described her experience in applying for a job. She said that all her interviews were by expatriates. This, she concluded, could be that most of the top jobs are occupied by expatriates or two, expatriates are likely to be less discriminatory.


Quite incongruent sentences, what does that mean?