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Tripartite Standards: The standard to look out for

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Adopting the Tripartite Standards shows that your organisation has good employment practices, and your employees’ welfare at heart, affirm experts from Tripartite Alliance for Fair & Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP).

Beyond just salary payments and benefits, employees also value working in a fair and inclusive environment with a progressive employer when choosing or staying in a job.

But how can employees and jobseekers identify your organisation as a good employer? The Tripartite Standards are a good start.

Jointly developed by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), and Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF), the Tripartite Standards are a series of good employment practices that are important for all employers to implement. These practices form the foundations for a motivated, engaged and future-ready workforce.

To date, eight Tripartite Standards have been introduced:

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Benefits of the Tripartite Standards

So what is the value of the Tripartite Standards?

Adopting the Tripartite Standards shows that your organisation has good employment practices, and your employees’ welfare at heart.

Once considered as ‘good-to-have’, these practices are now a basic requirement for any organisation who wants to gain access to a wider talent pool and stay competitive in attracting and retaining talent. By having these good employment practices, employers can meet the needs of an increasingly diverse group of employees across different life stages.

When an employee feels that their wellbeing matters to their employer, they tend to be more engaged, and are more likely to stay in their current jobs. Employers can, therefore, cut down on unnecessary costs spent in recruiting and training of new hires while reaping the benefits of a productive and innovative workforce.

Significance of the Tripartite Standards Mark

If you have put in place good employment practices specified in the Tripartite Standards, you can display the Tripartite Standards Mark on your marketing collaterals.

With this Mark, you can stand out as a good employer, and be easily identified by employees and jobseekers as their preferred choice for employment. What’s more, you will also be publicly listed on TAFEP’s website, along with other progressive employers.

Resources on the Tripartite Standards

Curious to find out more about the Tripartite Standards? Just head over to TAFEP’s website for more information on the eligibility and specifications for the various Standards.

TAFEP also has a series of coaching clinics to help you understand more about the various Tripartite Standards. Through these clinics, TAFEP will work with you to review and refine your organisation’s employment practices.


To register, visit TAFEP’s events page or email the team.
Alternatively, contact SNEF or email NTUC for more information and assistance.

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