As a leading bus and rail operator in Singapore, SBS Transit Ltd prides itself on its people and understands the crucial role they play in transporting more than three million passengers around the city each day.

People are its most important asset and this is underpinned by the company’s caring HR philosophy which strives to develop them to their fullest potential.

Working with Ingeus since April 2018 to recruit displaced locals for a host of jobs across its network has been a journey of discovery for Vice President (Special Grade), HR, Don Leow as he’s discovered “the can-do attitude, maturity and balanced disposition” of the Ingeus candidates put forward.

“The colleagues joining us via Ingeus have been a welcome addition to the team,” said Don, who works closely with Ingeus’s employer services team.

“Ingeus work coaches ensure the candidates are well briefed and work-ready and it’s great to see them apply their transferable skills and experiences with us. As a company with a multi-generational workforce, SBS Transit really benefits from their different perspectives and knowledge.

“I am very impressed with Ingeus’s customised approach. The team takes time to understand our needs and recommends the best-suited candidates. That saves us time and effort, while ensuring we get the right people for our roles. It’s a winning partnership for all.”

SBS Transit is part of the ComfortDelGro Group, one of the world’s largest land transport companies.

As an organisation with a long local history, building a strong Singaporean core is a mission close to its heart.

The group’s retirement age is five years older than the national average and it proactively engages with Workforce Singapore to enable jobseekers to retrain and rejoin the workforce.

As to the future? The partnership is on track to facilitate more successful recruitment as it expands to other businesses in the ComfortDelGro Group.

A recent visit by the HR teams of eight other group businesses has already unlocked the opportunity for greater collaboration. As Don concludes:

“We believe in the journey, not just the destination. We invest extensively in our operations, and especially our people.”

Published on 07 Feb 2024