Dos and don'ts of job ads
HERE are some guidelines for job ads:
Words or phrases that exclude Singaporeans or indicate preference for non-Singaporeans should not be used.
"Non-Singaporeans preferred", "Singaporeans and Malaysians welcome", "Employment Pass, S Pass, Work Permit, Dependant's Pass and Long Term Visit Pass holders only"
No mention of any nationality, "Only Singaporeans"
If a job needs proficiency in a particular language, employers should justify the need for it.
"Mandarin is an advantage"
"Chinese-language teacher for pre-school centre, good credit in O-level Chinese"
Words or phrases that suggest preference for job candidates of a particular age group should not be used.
"Below 30 only", "Youthful working environment"
"Older workers welcome", "Three years of relevant experience"
Words or phrases that suggest preference for candidates of a certain gender should not be used.
"Strong guys needed", "Preferably female"
"Women's fashion boutique requires sales staff to model clothes while on the job", "Physical work required"SOURCE: TRIPARTITE GUIDELINES ON FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES