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Course Summary

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has introduced the Complementarity Assessment Framework (COMPASS), which introduces significant changes to the Employment Pass (EP) application and renewal process. This masterclass will help employers to understand the complexities of the COMPASS Framework and the new guidelines for the EP application and other work pass changes. Attendees will learn how to adapt to the changes brought about by the new policy framework and better manage their talent management and employment process. The masterclass will also provide a clinic session for attendees to consult with the HR and work pass specialists of Payrollserve to get their talent management questions clarified and receive personalised advice on navigating the new COMPASS Framework. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to network with other employers and HR professionals who are facing similar challenges and exchange valuable insights.

Event Detail

Detailed Course Outline



8:45 am – 9:00 am


9:00 am – 9:10 am


  • Overview of the Workshop
  • Snapshots of Workforce Insights

9:15 am – 9:30 am

The Implications of COMPASS for Businesses

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Introduction to COMPASS Framework and How it Will Impact Employment Pass Application

  • The Foundational Criteria
  • Bonus Criteria
  • Understand the scoring system in the COMPASS Framework

10:00 am – 10:15 am


10:15 am – 11:00 am

COMPASS Framework: Sharing of Case Studies and Common Questions Raised

11:00 am – 11:15 am

Updates Related to Other Work Pass Changes

  • SPass
  • Work permit

11:15 am – 11:45 am

Areas that You May Wish to Take Note

  • Common Errors In Employment Contracts
  • Leave-related Calculation Errors
  • Retirement & Re-employment

11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch & Clinic session


Learning Objectives

In this half-day workshop, participants will:

  • Learn about the new COMPASS Framework and its implication for businesses.
  • Through case studies, participants will be able to identify the firm’s strengths and weaknesses that may impact the scoring of the COMPASS framework.
  • Recap updates related to other work pass changes
  • Take note of the common errors in employment contracts, leave-related calculation errors, and retirement & re-employment.


Employers, HR personnel, talent acquisition managers, and professionals responsible for managing and recruiting foreign talent in Singapore.

SGD‎330.00 (Non-Member)
SGD‎330.00 (Non-Member)