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Title: Motivating locals to contribute to Singapore’s construction industry
Keywords: Building
Project and Facilities Management
George Ofori
2012/2013 PFM
Issue Date: 21-Dec-2012
Citation: SEAH YI LING ELEEN (2012-12-21). Motivating locals to contribute to Singapore’s construction industry. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The construction industry in Singapore places a heavy reliance on foreign workers. Consequently, the number of foreign workers working in the industry greatly outnumbers that of locals, especially for the lower level jobs. This study investigates the problems Singapore faces as a result of having too many foreign workers in the industry. This study also provides an understanding on the present situation of the construction industry, with particular focus on the aspects of manpower. In an effort to arrive at feasible measures that can be implemented to motivate locals to contribute to the construction industry in Singapore, a set of survey questions was developed and distributed to 35 locals working on site, in the construction industry. The survey provided a greater understanding of their perceptions of the industry and the factors they would consider when finding a job. Interviews with 3 Human Resource professionals in the construction firms were conducted to gather their views and recommendations on the issue, in order to obtain a deeper perceptive and analysis. The current measures that Singapore has put in place to motivate locals to work in Singapore’s construction industry were also studied based on the understanding of the concept of motivation and satisfaction, and how they affect the needs of humans. Appropriate recommendations were then made, based on the analysis of the results from the survey and interview, ultimately with the goal to increase the number of locals in the industry, hence reducing the reliance on foreign workers.
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