Singapore Expats Forum
 

can current employer see employment pass application from new employer?

Discuss about getting a well paid job or career advancement. Ask about salaries, expat packages, CPF & taxes for expatriate.
Post Reply
SammieM
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu, 16 Apr 2020 7:07 pm

can current employer see employment pass application from new employer?

Post by SammieM » Thu, 16 Apr 2020 7:18 pm

Hi there,

I've been searching the forum for this answer but it's quite a specific question, so my current contract was ending and I found a new job with Company B. However due to the Covid situation, it fell through and after initially applying for a new EP, it was withdrawn.
Luckily I extended my current contract but now Company A needs to renew my EP and I'm worried that they will see my EP status as: Withdrawn (which is what it stated after I looked online).
Company A were not aware I would be potentially be going to Company B so now I am worried that when Company A go online to renew my EP, they will see the status. Is this true? Or when renewing, does this information not show unless employer is searching for it? (Example, does a withdrawn application show on my employee profile)?
Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated as I would like a smooth renewal process.
Cheers all.

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 37366
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 1:26 pm
Answers: 1
Location: Retired on the Little Red Dot

Re: can current employer see employment pass application from new employer?

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 16 Apr 2020 7:48 pm

It may well show. This is why people like myself, before I retired March a year ago, always instructed my HR clerk to do a check at least once a month of all our work pass holders (WP, S & EP) as this would tell us if an employee has/had a pending application for a work pass (it will not indicate with whom, however). Only that there is one filed, but that is enough to tell HR the said employee is either leaving or attempting to leave. This way, if we find ourselves overstaffed due to a downturn and we need to reduce head count, we usually start with those who are obviously not happy were they are and are let go first. I've retired now so I'm no longer dangerous as an HR & Fin Mgr of a mid-sized SME here. ;-) But I know lots of my HR Mgmt friends who follow the same scenario. How long that info stays up I do not really know as I was always systematic so didn't get often burned after investing in a foreigner.

SammieM
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu, 16 Apr 2020 7:07 pm

Re: can current employer see employment pass application from new employer?

Post by SammieM » Sat, 18 Apr 2020 7:11 pm

Thank you for your reply, really appreciate it. My next question would be, when my HR goes to renew, will they see this withdrawn EP application (on Corppass) or is it private? A friend (currently in HR) suggested that when renewing, that Company A would not see the withdrawn application unless they searched specifically for the EP status - if that makes sense.

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 37366
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 1:26 pm
Answers: 1
Location: Retired on the Little Red Dot

Re: can current employer see employment pass application from new employer?

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 18 Apr 2020 8:12 pm

That is a possibility. They may or may not see it. I never really bothered to check as I was only interested in a search as opposed to a renewal so honestly cannot answer that, however, if there is an application pending, a renewal will stop until said application is withdrawn or the employee hands you their notice. Yes your friend is possibly correct.

SammieM
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu, 16 Apr 2020 7:07 pm

Re: can current employer see employment pass application from new employer?

Post by SammieM » Mon, 20 Apr 2020 10:32 am

Thanks again for taking the time to answer. Unfortunately, I'm dealing with a temperamental management hence why I've been concerned if they would see the EP withdrawn application that could jeopardize my renewal.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Careers & Jobs in Singapore”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests