BCA-Building Careers - Build Knowledge and Jobs

Series of Talks

Date/Time: 21 to 23 March 2018, 10.30am to 3.00pm
Venue: Devan Nair Institute for Employment & Employability Hall 1 to Hall 4 (View Map)
Date Time  Topic Presenter
21 March 2018 (Wed) 1.00pm - 3.00pm Pathways of a Fair, Responsible and Progressive Employer by TAFEP TAFEP
22 March 2018 (Thurs) 2.00pm - 3.00pm How small companies can attract talent SUTD
23 March 2018 (Fri) 10.30am - 12.00pm  
  1. Improving staff and business performance through workplace learning practices
  2. ITE Certified-On-The-Job-Training Centre
  1. Institute for Adult Learning (IAL)
  2. ITE
Interested to attend in any of the above talk, please write in to bca_becareers@bca.gov.sg

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Pathways of a Fair, Responsible and Progressive Employer

Date: 21 March 2018
Time: 1.00pm to 3.00pm
Venue: Devan Nair Institute for Employment & Employability 

In this era of digitized economy with evolving working arrangements that people have preference for, talent attraction and retention remains a constant challenge. The Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) will be sharing on key Employment Act issues pertinent to Construction Sector and the latest tripartite initiative – Tripartite Standards. Taken holistically, these will enhance BE firms’ employer branding to stay competitive in this talent war.

How small companies can attract talent by SUTD Dr Jaclyn Lee

Date: 22 March 2018
Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm
Venue: Devan Nair Institute for Employment & Employability 


Dr. Jaclyn Lee, PhD is currently the Senior Director, Human Resources and Organization Development, for Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). She handles the full spectrum of HR for the university and is one of the pioneer team members charged with starting up the new university from scratch. She has worked with the senior management team in developing the mission, vision and values of the new university when it was incepted. As the Senior Director for HR, she is also responsible for developing the Total Compensation Structure, Performance Management System, spearheading new HR policies and processes, recruiting key leaders, senior academics and faculty, as well as managing the Human Capital Development Strategy and Talent Framework. For the past six years, she has worked closely with the President and senior leaders in managing the culture development of the university.


Jaclyn was previously Senior Vice President, Group Human Resources, responsible for managing the full spectrum of human resources for Certis CISCO Security Pte Ltd, a security services company comprising of about 8,000 employees in Singapore and 25,000 in the region. Her role there included strategic HR planning for Singapore and the region, compensation and benefits, performance management and scorecard measurement, employee engagement, human capital development, employer branding, resourcing and other special projects. One of her key achievements in Certis was successfully managing a very difficult wage re-structuring project that involved thousands of workers.


She has over 20 years of HR experience, and has also managed Strategic Planning, organizational development, and regional HR in one of her previous roles as Regional HR Director for NEC Solutions Asia Pacific. In that capacity as Regional HR Director, she developed the talent and career development framework for Engineers and high potentials in the South Asia Region. She was also the Balance Scorecard leader for the region.


Jaclyn participates actively in conferences as a speaker, both locally and internationally and has spoken at close to 40 local and international conferences. She is the recipient of the Leading HR Leader Award at the annual SHRI Awards for 2008. She is also a Volunteer HR Director in SPRING Singapore’s initiative to drive good HR practices in SMEs. In addition, she sits in several other volunteer committees for driving best HR practices.


Jaclyn has a PhD in Business Information Systems from University of Twente in the Netherlands, a Masters in HRM from Rutgers University, a Masters in Management from Singapore Management University, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brandon University.

ITE Certified-On-The-Job-Training Centre by ITE Tong It Hong, Head/Certified On-the-Job Training Centre

Date: 23 March 2018
Time: 9.00am to 12.00pm (2 Sessions)
Venue: Devan Nair Institute for Employment & Employability

In a disruptive world and amidst the slower economic climate, SMEs are under pressure to develop their employees to weather business cost and disruptive innovations. 

Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) will be sharing workplace learning practices where higher performance were achieved through staff development that are purposefully-designed at work, for work and through work. Support availed to SMEs to enhance workplace learning practices will also be shared, to inspire SMEs on change initiatives they can undertake to improve learning and performance of the employees and the organisation.

ITE will share what the Certified On-The-Job Training (COJTC) scheme is about, and how firms can benefit from this scheme. This sharing also includes various government support that firms can tap on to put in a structured OJT for their staff.