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人力部正在调查15名可能提交了大学假文凭的新加坡工作证持有人

Feb 18, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership

人力部(MOM)正在调查15个工作证持有人,他们目前在新加坡工作,并在申请工作证时宣称他们有Manav Bharti大学的文凭。

他们的工作证可能会被撤销

人力部在2月16日的新闻发布会上表示,如果发现他们虚报教育经历,就会立即撤销他们的工作证,并将永久禁止他们到新加坡工作。

人力部也可以根据新加坡《雇用外来人力法令》起诉他们。

如果被判有罪,他们可能被判处两年以下有期徒刑、最高两万新元罚款或两者并罚。

假文凭的报道

Manav Bharti大学是印度的一所私立大学。

2月1日,《印度时报》报道称,在过去11年多的时间里,这所大学在17个州售出了3.6万个假学位证书。

这是印度警方在调查一起假文凭案件时发现的。

这所大学总共颁发了4.1万个学位证书,到目前为止,只有5000个是真的。

雇主负主要责任

人力部在其新闻稿中表示,雇主“负有主要责任”,因为他们有责任确保他们要雇用的外国人的学历的含金量和真实性。

人力部表示,在申请工作证之前,雇主应该已经对申请者的资格进行了评估。

这是为了确保申请人有合适的技能和资格来胜任他们所申请的职位。

人力部补充道:“大多数雇主都很重视这个职位,他们会为了自己的利益来通过严格的甄选招聘流程找到合格的候选人。”

人力部也会严格审查

人力部表示,在雇主提交学术文件后,作为维护工作证体系诚信的额外保障,他们自己会进行审查核实。

人力部会更仔细地考核高风险的学术机构,公司和个人,进行额外审查,并要求提交选定申请中申报的资格证明。

人力部还将直接通过发证机构或第三方筛选机构核实提交资料的真实性。

此外,人力部表示,当雇主在工作证持有人到达后发现自己被骗时,他们从雇主那里会收到报告并根据报告采取行动。

人力部表示,在过去五年里,平均每年有660名外国人因为在申请工作证时提供假学历文件而被永久禁止在新加坡工作。

同一时期,平均每年有8名外国人因为申报假学历而被法庭定罪和处罚。

顶图来自人力部Facebook和谷歌地图。


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Talent shortage in Singapore with 8 in 10 employers reporting difficulty in filling roles

Jun 15, 2022 | 🚀 Fathership

In ManpowerGroup Singapore's Q2 Employment Outlook Survey, the company revealed positive sentiments regarding pay increments and bonuses. In the latest edition of this report, for Q3, the sentiments have shifted towards hiring between the July to September 2022 period - labelled as "a record high" in the report.

In brief, Singapore’s net employment outlook (NEO) is at +40%, with the previous "record high" being in Q4 2011 at +31%. Further, employers surveyed in all 11 sectors (i.e. communications & media, manufacturing, and construction) anticipate positive headcount growth in Q3, with not-for-profit employers reporting "strongest" hiring intentions at 67%.

Despite the optimistic outlook, Singapore’s talent shortage level has been found to be at "its highest in 16 years", with more than eight in 10 (84%) employers reporting difficulty in filling roles. This statistic represented a 20% increase from 2021. Prior to that, talent shortage levels were quite high in 2018 at 56%, and in 2010 at 53%. According to the findings, the most difficult-to-fill roles are in restaurants & hotels (97%), other services (89%), and construction (88%).

That said, the "most sought-after" professions are: IT & data, operation & logistics, sales & marketing, manufacturing & production, and customer facing & front office. On top of that, employers are also looking at soft skills such as critical thinking & analysis, creativity & originality, resilience & adaptability, leadership & social influence, and reasoning & problem solving.

"The shift from pandemic to endemic has given companies greater clarity on their business outlooks," explained Linda Teo, Country Manager, ManpowerGroup Singapore. "Employers are ramping up their hiring due to a combination of factors like pent-up demand for manpower, employee attrition, and shortage of workers with the right skillsets."

Dissecting the local numbers

Filtering Singapore's NEO figure, analysts discovered that:

  • More than half (52%) of employers plan to hire;
  • More than one in 10 (12%) of employers expect a staffing decrease;
  • Close to four in 10 (35%) of employers plan to keep workforce levels steady, and
  • Less than five in 10 (2%) of employers are undecided about the hiring/talent scene.

In addition to not-for-profit employers having strong hiring intentions, those in other services (professional, scientific & technical, and administrative & support) similarly have positive intentions at 59%. These employers are then followed by those in banking, finance, insurance & real estate (56%), wholesale & retail trade (50%), and restaurants & hotels (46%).

A global perspective

Of the more than 40,000 employers surveyed across the globe, many are likewise expecting to hire more workers in the Q3 2022. According to findings, the global NEO is at +33% - which revealed hiring intentions to "increase year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter" respectively at +18% and +4%. In terms of per country/territory data, Mexico ranks top with a +59% NEO, while India has a +51%; Mainland China +29%, and Hong Kong +11%.

India's NEO is the strongest in the APAC region for the second consecutive quarter, up 13% since Q2. As for Hong Kong's NEO, it improved by 8% compared to Q2 2022, and by 10% compared to the previous year.

Looking at the hiring/talent scene, analysts discovered that digital roles continue to drive "most demand" with employers in IT & technology (+44%). This is followed by those in banking, finance, insurance & real estate (+38%), construction (33%), and manufacturing (33%).