Thursday, May 27, 2010

The connection between education and talent attraction and development...

A newsflash from Singapore

May 24 had been insightful. "Talent Development: Planting the Seeds to be a Global Hub", highlighted the role of education and educators in strengthening our country's workforce. Hosted by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and The Institute of Internal Auditors (IA), with Mr. Tim Hird, Managing Director of Robert Half in Singapore as moderator, the event gave Singapore a chance to learn of the plans of some of our country's most influential economic entities in response to the issue. The panel comprised 0f representatives from the fields of accountancy, banking and commerce, human resources and educators.

To attract more foreign talents to Singapore, Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Teo Chee Hean said that giving extra focus to knowledge creation in the country would harvest results. The Economic Development Board (EDB) plans to build on existing strengths by adding new layers of skills and capabilities to workers. The government also approves of the recommendation of the committee to develop Singapore into a center for accountancy.

“The connection between education and talent attraction and development is almost self-evident but,so far, it has not been explored in any detail. This roundtable is therefore timely and brings into focus the Minister’s observation of the important role that educators play in attracting talent” said Mr Darryl Wee, Country Head of ACCA.

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