Industry Guide: Human Resource Management
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Human Resource Management

Human Resource (HR) Management is essential for ensuring that an organisation's workforce remains competitive and relevant. Simply put, HR Personnel oversee the talent in an organisation – attracting new ones whilst developing and retaining current talent.
Industry Guide: Human Resource Management
Fast Facts
There are approximately 43,000 HR professionals in Singapore
3.7 M
Singapore's total workforce was approximately 3.7 million in 2018
US$1.4 Bn
HR tech firms in Singapore received about US$1.4 billion of funding from private investors
Industry Guide: Human Resource Management
Industry Outlook
Roles in HR departments have become increasingly demanding, with HR professionals faced with the challenge of attracting potential talent and retaining employees amidst high attrition rates. To circumvent this, more companies are turning to data-driven solutions to power their HR decisions, and it is essential for HR professionals to evolve their skillsets to stay ahead.
Key Skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Adaptability
  • Trustworthiness
  • Training and development skills
Relevant Jobs

HR Generalist/Specialist

  • Diploma and above
  • 2-5 years' experience
  • $2,700 - $4,700
  • As a HR Generalist/Specialist, you'll manage recruitment processes and employee relations within your organisation. You'll also ensure that the company's regulations are complied with, and provide employees with advice for training and development opportunities.

Learning & Development Senior Executive

  • Diploma and above
  • 3-5 years' experience
  • $3,650 - $4,000
  • L&D Executives are responsible for the delivery and administration of a range of training and development programmes that will meet the needs of a company and its staff

Manager, Compensation & Benefits

  • Degree and above
  • 5-8 years' experience
  • $6,500 - $9,000
  • Compensation & Benefits Managers are responsible for planning and directing how much an organisation pays its employees, as well as coordinating retirement plans, health insurance, and any other benefits offered to employees.

Payroll Officer

  • Diploma and above
  • 1-3 years' experience
  • $2,500 - $3,500
  • Payroll Officers will keep track of the company's payroll information to ensure that information is up to date and accurate. You will often find yourself tracking employee work hours, performing calculations for bonuses, commissions, etc., as well as answering payroll questions employees have.


  • Degree and above
  • 2-10 years' experience
  • $3,500 - $9,000
  • As a Recruiter, you will play a part in designing and implementing a company's overall recruiting strategy. You will also have to source for candidates and attract them using various job search databases and social media. Depending on the company, you might also find yourself conducting interviews and filtering the candidates.

Regional HR Manager

  • Degree and above
  • 5-10 years' experience
  • $6,500 – $10,000
  • A Regional HR Manager is in charge of supervising local HR teams and implementing company-wide policies. You will also play a key role in designing employees' compensation and benefits plans.