Employer of Record Singapore

Singapore Business Culture

Employer of Record Singapore

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Work Culture in Singapore

Anybody considering visiting or relocating to Singapore should familiarise themselves with the cultural norms. 

The rigorous standards for public behaviour are what give the city its reputation for cleanliness and order.  It is crucial to educate yourself on the dos and don’ts of being in Singapore in order to aid anyone new to the city in effectively adjusting and avoiding incurring very significant fines.

Here is a flavour of the rules and standards of conduct that newcomers to Singapore should be aware of:

Stand and walk on the proper sides when using stairs or escalators

Join the queues!

Treat your elders respectfully and like family

Remember the cultural expectations of cleanliness

Tipping culture is not the norm – service fees are added to the bill

Chewing gum is illegal in Singapore (and foreigners may not bring it into the country either)

Do not eat or drink when on public transport

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We deliver a fully-managed EOR Service in Singapore, including Payroll, HR and legal support. 

Without Agility EOR, our ability to move quickly and scale would be extremely limited. Superb work from A to Z.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Payrolling the employees is a key part of the service offered by an employer of record company. The EOR will calculate and remit all taxes, social securities and similar payments, on behalf of both employer and employee. The client will be invoiced in advance by the EOR company, for the total cost of the payroll.

Yes. Our clients are free to dictate the structure of the employees’ remuneration including any bonuses or commissions they wish to offer. In some countries, there is a statutory requirement to provide “bonuses”, for example in the form of Christmas or holiday allowances.

Yes. Agility EOR will calculate what pay is due upon termination of an employee, factoring in such things as any untaken leave entitlements.

We find that most of our clients are in the Tech, IT, Finance and Professional Services industries. However, we have acquired the skills, knowledge and experience to help all industries across the globe.

As a private company, we’re not beholden to shareholders or asset-shredding Private Equity targets. We aim to build long-term relationships with our clients. At Agility EOR, our approach is that we never forget that our business is all about people. Our Employer of Record solutions are tailored to each requirement, not a one-size-fits-all tech platform. We do the right thing by our clients and by the laws of each country we operate in. And we believe in openness; if we don’t feel we can offer you the best solution for a specific territory, we’ll say so. 

We pride ourselves on our personable-approach so once you enter your new employees details into our dedicated platform, we’ll arrange a call with you to go through the details of the employment contract where together we can review and amend to your requirements. We liaise directly with your employee to build a rapport and obtain the necessary information to hire them compliantly, and set them up ready for their first payroll.

We never stop delivering! Even if you’re employee has been onboarded and is happily working for you and being paid each month, we’re here to partner with you whenever you or your employees need us. Even your ex-employees may need our assistance for tax documents, proof of employment requests etc… Our service never stops!