Fast Track to Becoming a HR Professional

Marketing Institute of Singapore (MIS)

Course introduction

This workshop has been specially designed for newly appointed Human Resource professionals and those who wish to embark on a career in Human Resource Management.  It has been specially designed to answer the question “What a Human Resource professional should know and be equipped with.”  

Course Outline

Introduction to Human Resource Management

  • Evolution of HRM
  • The HR model & the HR functions
  • Roles of the Human Resources professional
The management of employee relations
  • Contract of Service and breach of Contract and its remedies
  • Termination/Dismissal for cause or otherwise
  • Authorized deductions
  • Hours of work
  • Redundancy
  • Public holidays & Statutory Leave
  • When CPF is payable 
  • Workplace safety & Injury Compensation
  • Employee Voice through third party representation
  • Tri-partite guidelines on fair employment practice
Attracting & Retaining Talent
  • Changing face of the workforce & employee engagement
  • The Employer Brand – relevance and reality
The management of the Hiring Process
  • The talent model for selection & the cost of a wrong hire
  • The selection interview – whose responsibility
  • Selection pitfalls & circumvention through the establishment of job specification. Competencies and the interview process
  • Insight into different Interview methodology
  • The Interview Process
The management of Rewards
  • Overview of the Pay Model
  • An insight into internal & external benchmarking
  • How Salary structures are established
  • Comparative ratios and its relevance in the management of payroll cost
Management of employee contribution
  • Role of Performance Appraisal as a product of organization efficiency
  • The What’s and How’s of appraisal
  • The PA process and its relevance
  • Addressing underperformance  
Management of employee development
  • Strategic Training & Development
  • Process of Employee Development
  • Principles of Andragogy vs Pedagogy
  • Develop, Deploy and Connect for succession

Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile

Edward Foong

Edward Foong is the founder and CEO of a HR Consulting firm. He is passionate about developing people and has helped companies all over the world implement Orientation programs, design and implement Performance Management system, and facilitate programs around HR, Leadership, Sales, Service, and Teams.

Edward has more than 15 years of experience in facilitation of management, leadership, sales and customer service programs. He is a recognized coach and has utilized his skills to coach individuals, teams and even trainers. He is trained by Dr John C Maxwell and Robin Sharma.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, he was Senior Assistant Vice President of MediaCorp, a leading broadcaster in the region. In this position, he led a team who managed almost 3,000 employees and is primarily responsible for the whole company’s Organization Development, training & development needs.

Earlier in Edward’s career, he contributed to IBM, Abbott Laboratories and Coca- Cola (Singapore). In all these USA-based organizations, he was a leader in various areas and created significant impact to the people in his organization. He was also in charge of HR and Internal Communications in a French company responsible for all staff in 12 countries in Asia Pacific.

Edward is also a certified consultant who can administer and interpret the 5-factor psychometric tool – Facet5 and PEAKS.

Edward is a speaker and is occasionally invited to speak at various seminars all over the world. He is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. He is also an appointed Chief Judge for the Singapore HR Awards and the Vietnam HR Awards.