The Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices (TAFEP) was set up in 2006 to promote the adoption of fair (i.e. non-discriminatory) and responsible employment practices among employers, employees and the general public.
Job advertisements are expected to align with the Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices, and companies that post discriminatory job advertisements with attributes pertaining to age, gender and nationality, and restricted their recruitment to exclusive groups may face severe penalties. Generally, employers who advertise a position requiring a specific attribute should ensure that it is indeed a requirement of the job and state the reason for it in the advertisement.
Why it matters: The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) have taken companies that are found to be posting discriminatory job advertisements to task. Here are the guidelines that you should be aware of, and as usual, an infographic from the StaffOnDemand team on common phrases that you should avoid in your job ads: