Private sector must adopt HR changes too

THE Singapore Public Service's move to formally increase its re-employment age to 67 yesterday was not unexpected, given that it is one of Singapore's biggest employers. With about 139,000 public service officers, the government and its agencies employ about 4 per cent of the total workforce. It is fitting that the government should take the lead in launching this initiative, which the private sector may not yet be fully prepared to embrace. The need for the government to go first was reflected even...

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