The Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF), Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) and DDI-Asia/Pacific International (DDI) have been voted as the preferred companies for management training by HR professionals in Singapore.

This is according to Vendors of the Year 2014, an annual special edition published by Human Resources magazine, Asia's most read and respected source of HR news.

This is the first time SNEF has been placed in the top spot in this category. SIM retains its second place spot from 2014, while DDI moves up a place from fourth.

"Quality and relevancy are the two key points of a better service to the HR community. The breadth of the programmes that SNEF offers in terms of services are why we have been nominated," said Stephen Yee, assistant executive director and senior director of training at SNEF.

He added their nomination would also stem from their tripartite presence, and the fact they have been established for more than 20 years.

Ronald Tan, executive director of SIM, said HR professionals choose their services due to their wide variety of training selections, as well as their reliability for high quality training programmes.

"We have become even more focused in our offerings in this past 12 months as the business is beginning to request for very specific requirements in terms of ROI for spending on staff training. In fact, it calls for alignment of training programmes to their business objectives over and above learning objectives."

Victor L. Magdaraog, vice president of DDI, said their approach to talent management overall gives organisations the flexibility to make better talent decisions quickly.

"We can develop a blueprint that will help you understand the capacity and capability of talent at all levels to meet current and future business needs," he said. "We tightly connect business strategy to talent strategy, and go one step further by building the threads from these strategies into our talent services and tools."



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Now in its ninth year, Vendors of the Year provides a ranking of the most preferred vendors, service providers and consultants used by HR and C-suite professionals to recruit, manage and develop talent in Singapore.

More than 125 companies were highlighted as the preferred vendors across 17 categories. These categories cover recruitment, employee healthcare, compensation & benefits, relocation, training venues, serviced apartments, payroll, training and more.

Results are gathered from Human Resources‘ annual HR Trends Survey of 17,723 professionals, made up of senior-level HR professionals (84%) and top management, including general managers, managing directors and CEOs (16%).

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Companies from various industries and of varying sizes are well-represented. Senior professionals from both multinational and small and medium-sized firms were included in the survey, with the biggest industries represented including business services (16%), IT & telecommunications (13%), travel (10%), and financial services and energy, utilities & government (both 9%).

Of these respondents, 60% had either regional or international responsibilities, while 40% had domestic responsibilities in Singapore.

To read the full digital version of Vendors of the Year, click here. To see the entire list of winners, click here