Foreigners do have to pay CPF if they acquire PR status. If you give up your resident status (i.e. your citizenship), you can claim your CPF contributions back. While I'm not in HR, I do believe that we pay according to qualification, experience, and performance, not nationality. (It's conceivable though that male Singaporeans who have served NS get paid more.)in a HR point of view, foreign students less demanding on wages, no need to give cpf, dont have reservist etc, can do the same job for a lower salary etc.
I don't see why a foreigner "can do the same job for a lower salary". Foreigners don't get GST offset handouts, HDB housing subsidy, or other perks reserved for citizens. The cost of living is higher for them.
Reservist training doesn't directly affect hiring decisions in our company. Of course, if too much exposure to the military has lead to lasting brain damage, applicants may be at a disadvantage.
They can offer their qualifications, skills, experience, and capability to work in an international environment with tolerance for differing nationalities, ethnicities, religion, cultural backgrounds etc. Foreigners and Singaporeans work together very well in our place.what do singaporeans have to offer as an advantage to companies when they compare us against the rest?
Why? because they're actually trying to get something done and notice that it takes months instead of days to get spare parts for equipment (partly because the paperwork takes so long to clear the bureaucracy), or because certain science buildings get built with suitability for science only as an afterthought (floor load, vibration specifications, width of doors and corridors so that equipment can pass through), or that they cannot find staff to hire, or they get fed up with the micromanagement from administration, or ...and why do people figure out that singapore doesnt live up to the marketing hyperbole? :P
No, fortunately not.are you with IBN?
Check the websites yourself? I don't work with them.btw is alan coleman still with ESI or shifting his focus back towards research? sir david lane, probably back in the uk already?
You have to find this out yourself. If they ask you at the job interview, "why did you go into XYZ?" and you answer "You know, I'm really interested in the chemical signals governing stem cell differentiation and could have become a world leader there, but then someone told me I should do translational clinical research to find a job here", maybe the authorities will love you for being so obedient, but you won't leave a very good impression on the researchers in the panel. The same problem will hit the lemmings that blindly follow the biomedical hype rather than their talent and passion.all the life science in singapore, what field do you think one has to specialize in to choose to come to singapore for a post-doc?