Benefits and Welfare


Staff members are entitled to Annual Leave depending on the level of appointment and length of service.

60 days of Medical Leave (including 15 days for Outpatient Sick Leave, or up to a total of 60 days if hospitalisation is necessary) are granted per annum.

Other leave which staff members are entitled to (where applicable) are Matrimonial Leave, Maternity Leave, Paternity Leave, Childcare Leave, Child Sick Leave, Birthday Leave, Examination Leave, Bereavement Leave, etc.


As SMU is committed to remaining competitive in the marketplace, we offer attractive compensation packages that are broadly based on market surveys, applicants' education, competencies, experience and skills.


Adopting a pro-family policy and providing a truly flexible work environment to staff, SMU offers flexi-hours and flexi-place.


SMU provides Flexible Benefits Programme to all eligible staff members who are allowed to claim reimbursement for dental, health screening and other expenses. Under the programme, staff members are also covered with 24-hour worldwide Group Insurances. Eligible staff members also have the option to cover their eligible dependants under the Group Medical Insurance, which covers medical outpatient, inpatient and specialist treatment.


We are committed to the health, wellness and worklife balance of our employees. Employees are offered comprehensive health and wellness programmes, including social initiatives, to help them make healthier choices to improve both their work and personal lives.

In 2017, SMU was recognised as one of Korn Ferry Hay Group's Outstanding Employers. In the same year, SMU received the honour of attaining the biennial Singapore H.E.A.L.T.H. (Helping Employees Achieve Life-Time Health) 2017 Award (Merit).

The Awards are made possible through our comprehensive Workplace Health Promotion Programme (WHPP) and the various employee–centric initiatives from a 'bottom-up' approach.

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