KNOWLEDGE BASE Building Your Workforce In Singapore



If you are expanding into a new country, you are now faced with how you will staff your operation. You may be able to do it from your home country, but chances are you are going to need people on the ground. This is an area where you will want to obtain assistance from someone familiar with local laws and regulations to ensure that you completely understand your options and are in compliance with HR laws and regulations. 


Know Employment Law In SingaporeHiring Options In SingaporeRecruiting Employees In Singapore, and  Employee Expectations In Singapore as you build your workforce

Familiarize yourself with Employment Law In Singapore
Decide who your first employees will be in Singapore - Will you go yourself? Send people from the home office? Hire locally?
Determine if they will be they be permanent or temporary, and if temporary, freelance, consultants, contractors
For any employee going into Singapore, know your employment pass options, which are summarized on the Hiring Options In Singapore page
Review your options for Recruiting Employees In Singapore
Understand Employee Expectations In Singapore, including those regulated by the Singapore Employment Act


Globig Knowledge Base

Learn more about your options for building your workforce in these related Globig Knowledge Base sections.

Employment Law In Singapore

Hiring Options In Singapore

Recruiting Employees In Singapore

Employee Expectations In Singapore


Globig Resources

Use these related resources if you would like to learn more on your own. 

Ministry of Manpower

Singapore Employment Act

Ministry of Manpower: Guide on employment laws for employers

Employment of Part-Time Employees Regulations

Ministry of Manpower: Employment of Foreign Manpower Act Guide

Ministry of Manpower: Guide to written key employment terms (KETs) and itemized payslips

Ministry of Manpower: Employment Act assistance packages for employers

Central Provident Fund Board

Central Provident Fund Board: Contributions

Ministry of Manpower’s passes and permits site

Video: A Guide to Singapore’s Work Passes

Employment Pass


Personalised Employment Pass

S Pass

Dependent’s Pass

Long Term Visit Pass

Employment of Foreign Manpower Act (EFMA)

Employment Act

Fair Consideration Framework

Fair Consideration Framework full requirements

Jobs Bank

Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority

Ministry of Manpower labor market key indicators

Lean Enterprise Development (LED) Scheme

Fair Consideration Framework

Key Employment Terms (KETs)

Basic rate of pay

Salary deductions

Overtime rate of pay


Employment Act assistance package for employers

Central Provident Fund for employers


Globig Marketplace

Are you ready to explore what service providers are available to help you on the ground in Singapore?

The Globig Marketplace contains vetted, quality service providers who can help you. Review your options, learn more about them, and even send them an RFI. 



Do you have additional questions or want some help?

Globig is here for you.  Send us a message and we'll get back to you right away to assist you in your global expansion. 

KNOWLEDGE BASE Building Your Workforce In Singapore