Finally, a pay survey for Singapore that gets it right

21st CenturyFor all those still recovering from Q2 “survey fatigue”, and to those who cannot afford the pricetag charged by the big surveys, I have some great news: there’s a new survey in town. In terms of features, cost and simplicity, it’s just right for smaller and mid-size employers with lighter C&B staffs or budgets. And there’s no deadline 🙂

21st Century, Africa’s premier rewards consultancy and data provider, is entering Southeast Asia, starting with Singapore. After months of survey design and customisation for Singapore, Freelance Total Rewards will host a public Survey Introduction on Wednesday, 29 July, starting 2:00 pm, at Orchard Parade Hotel. There is no obligation or fee to attend the introduction. It is only an introductory meeting, for companies to learn about the survey and assess whether it fits their needs. Dr. Mark Bussin, Chairman of 21st Century (and fellow WorldatWork faculty) and I will provide an overview of 21st Century’s RewardOnline survey for Singapore, including a demo of the online reporting and analysis tool, a look at the (very simple) data sheet, and a listing of industries and jobs covered, through RewardOnline as well as a number of niche industry/occupation surveys.

At 4:00 a special meeting will be held announcing the Travel and Tourism Industry Survey, which will be our first niche survey for Singapore.

For information about RewardOnline Singapore, see my page on Data. Or download these PDF brochures:

21st Benchmarking Surveys (Singapore)
About 21st Century (Singapore)

I’ve been around salary surveys a long time* and I believe RewardOnline will meet the needs of a lot of companies in Singapore better than other surveys. Let me quickly say that 21st’s survey should not be compared directly to the big surveys, which offer many more features and related reports not available from 21st Century. If you are a large company with sufficient budget, check out surveys from Hay, AonHewitt, Towers or Mercer. They are all excellent products. But they may be too much. 21st Century instead seeks to offer “underserved” Singapore-based companies a great product that is simpler, more focused on relevant data elements, and more affordable.

Join us on the 29th, and check out salary surveys by 21st Century. I look forward to seeing you there. Registration is not required–you may just show up. But as an incentive to register, the first 5 companies to pre-register (and join the survey) will receive an SG50-percent discount on the first year RewardOnline Singapore survey subscription. Register here:

I hope to see you on the 29th.


*From 1985 until the present, I’ve participated in, and used the results of, all the big surveys–Mercer, Hewitt, Towers, WatsonWyatt (pre-merger), HayGroup, Radford, Gartner, ORC/SIRS, CRG, McLagan, and many smaller surveys as well. I’ve conducted and designed custom salary surveys and was on the steering committee for hotel industry surveys in both the U.S. (Mercer HICS) and Asia (AonHewitt Regional Hotel Survey). I was on the Asia Pacific Leadership Team for Mercer’s Information Products and Solutions (IPS) business, and involved in the introduction of Local plus data collection for Asia. As a WorldatWork faculty member for their Global Remuneration Professional (GRP) certification, I am on the cadre of instructors approved to teach GR17 on Market Pricing, and I have trained over 500 HR/C&B professionals on market pricing.

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