Incentives

Support for Job Redesign under Productivity Solutions Grant

Background

Support for Job Redesign under Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG-JR) encourages enterprises to work with pre-approved consultants to redesign work processes, tasks and responsibilities. Job Redesign (JR) can support business transformation and help make jobs more productive and attractive for employees, helping enterprises to hire and retain good workers to support the business.

How it works

Enterprises can apply for PSG-JR through the Business Grants Portal (BGP).

Eligible enterprises can work with pre-approved JR consultants to redesign work processes, tasks and responsibilities. The expected outcomes of the PSG-JR project may include:

o Worker’s job size enlarged and/or job value increased*
o Improved job attractiveness to the local workforce*
o Improved wage outcomes of workers
o Jobs have been redesigned to better support business transformation in the organisation
o Non value-added tasks are restructured with higher value-adding tasks added
o Workers have been up-skilled or multi-skilled in tandem with enhanced nature of job tasks
o Improvement in productivity and reduced operating or manpower costs
o Workers’ capabilities have been enhanced for career development and opportunities are created for better career pathways
o Increased job satisfaction with facilitation of talent attraction and retention

*At least one of the two outcomes with the asterisk (*) should be achieved.

Funding Support

Participating enterprises will receive the following for approved projects:

• 70% of consultancy cost, capped at $30,000 per enterprise, reimbursed upon completion of project

Participating enterprises will have up to one year from the date of Letter of Offer to complete their PSG-JR project.

On top of the above funding support for PSG-JR, eligible enterprises can also tap on the SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC) to defray out-of-pocket (OOP) expenses. Eligible companies will receive a one-off $10,000 credit per firm to cover up to 90% of OOP expenses of pre-approved programmes.

More details can be found on https://www.skillsfuture.sg/sfec and https://www.enterprisesg.gov.sg/financial-assistance/grants/for-local-companies/skillsfuture-enterprise-credit.

Eligibility Criteria

Participating enterprises must fulfil the following criteria in order to qualify:

• Registered or incorporated and operating in Singapore;
• Must have at least three local employees [1]at the point of application; and

In addition to the criteria above, applicant must not have:

   o   Made any payment to a supplier, vendor, consultant or third party in relation to the engagement of consultancy service 
   o   Signed or confirmed any contract or purchase order with a supplier, vendor, consultant or third party in relation to the engagement of consultancy service

All applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Interested enterprises may refer to GoBusiness Gov Assist at https://govassist.gobusiness.gov.sg/productivity-solutions-grant/consultancy/jobredesign/ from 1 December 2020 for the list of pre-approved consultants.

For more information, you may download the factsheet and FAQs. You may also refer to the Step-by-Step Guide on how to submit an application on the Business Grants Portal.

Should you have any enquiries, you may reach out to us via email at psgjr@snef.org.sg.

[1] Local employees can be Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. For companies related to the same parent company, these affiliates will have to prove that their employees are not double counted in the companies applying for PSG JR.