Employers should appreciate NS as a plus

THE results of a survey by the Institute of Policy Studies on National Service (NS) in Singapore released this week showed some worrying trends, especially when it came to the perceptions of respondents on employers' attitudes towards NS obligations.

While as many as 89 per cent of employed national servicemen (NSmen) who responded said employers were generally supportive of NS commitments, nearly half of the respondents believed that having such commitments could work against them when it came to...

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