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HR Industry Manpower Plan

The HR Industry Manpower Plan (HRIMP) provides a clear roadmap to strengthen the HR profession and HR services sector in Singapore, to effectively partner business leaders in developing a future-ready workforce. This in turn contributes to business competitiveness and Singapore’s economic transformation.

Why was the HR Industry Manpower Plan developed

Globalisation and automation, combined with the rise of digital workplaces and mobile workforces, are changing the way businesses function and compete. Our people also need to adapt and acquire new skills to grow in their careers.

In this new phase of economic development, there is urgency to uplift our HR industry.

A strong HR industry, comprising HR professionals and the HR services sector, is a key enabler in unlocking the full potential of our people and businesses. It also underpins the efforts of the 23 Industry Transformation Maps (ITMs) to promote growth and competitiveness in key sectors and create good jobs for Singaporeans.

What does the HR Industry Manpower Plan cover

A Sectoral Tripartite Committee for HR comprising representatives from the tripartite partners, industry, HR bodies and associations, and academia, was set up to develop the HR Industry Manpower Plan. The Committee conducted extensive consultations with more than 700 HR and business leaders in developing its recommendations.

The HR Industry Manpower Plan sets out 3 key strategies to achieve the vision of a strong HR industry that is the key to unlock the potential of our people and businesses, namely:

  • Strengthen capabilities of the HR profession.
  • Enhance HR support for employers.
  • Nurture a vibrant HR services sector and HR eco-system.

HRIMP flowchart

Who benefits from the HRIMP

HR professionals will have more opportunities to strengthen their capabilities to unlock the potential of their organisations and people.

HR industry players can look forward to new business opportunities to support the needs of businesses and their HR teams.

Employers can tap on the enhanced HR support to transform and grow their businesses to stay competitive and seize new opportunities.

Employees will benefit from more opportunities to adapt and grow in Singapore’s future economy.

Find out more

View the HRIMP infographic and HRIMP publication.

Visit our partner agencies to find out how you can strengthen your HR capabilities and implement progressive people practices in your organisations:

Last Updated: 12 July 2017