StarHub's marketing unit to face cuts as retrenchment packages get handed out

The marketing and commercial, and consumer, teams at StarHub will be impacted as part of an overall reorganisation, according to Marketing's sources. While StarHub could not comment on a specific department, a spokesperson said as a responsible employer, it is following the manpower guidelines laid down by the Ministry of Manpower closely.

"We intend to treat our employees fairly in recognising their past contributions, with sensitivity and respect. Our overall package is more generous versus market practice," she said. She added however, to protect the privacy of those impacted, StarHub is unable to disclose details of the relief package.

Currently, StarHub is working with various organisations including the Singapore Industrial and Services Employees’ Union (SISEU) and NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) to identify suitable roles, organising job fairs to showcase open positions referred by these organisations, and setting up a dedicated employee assistance hotline.

According to Today and BT, retrenched staff will be provided a month's pay for each year of service. On top of that, those leaving will also receive pro-rated annual wage supplement as well as variable bonus based on the company's financial performance. In addition, six months of medical and insurance benefits from the termination of employment contract will be provided.

Last month, StarHub released the news of chief strategic partnership officer, Jeannie Ong exiting the organisation as of 31 December 2018. She has been with the company for over 17 years has worked in numerous roles, most notably as CMO for the brand and SVP and head of corporate communications & investor relations. With her departure, the responsibilities of the CSPO role have been combined with other functions to create a new senior role of chief corporate officer helmed by Veronica Lai. As a result, the CSPO role has been made redundant.