Quarterly E-Newsletter October 2020

A Message from the Managing Partner

Mr Helmi Talib, Managing Partner of the Helmi Talib Group

As we enter the last quarter of the year 2020, there is an air of renewed positivity and energy that comes with it. Amidst these difficult times, the Helmi Talib Group continues to make every effort to usher in heydays with inherent dynamism.

For our organization, this quality is characterised by a strong determination to confront the inevitability of changes through the right attitude and our acquired ability to adapt to challenging situations. As the year comes to an end, our values have proved to be our driving force for the year 2020. 

Since the beginning of this year, Helmi Talib Group has launched many initiatives that focused on building up our employees’ professional and technical skills, upgrading our systems, hiring new staff, and expanding our international reach with a new representative office in the Philippines – We are confident to continue with our efforts to provide excellence in both our services and relationship with our clients.

As Singapore begins to reopen its economy, the Helmi Talib Group will be operating with up to 50% of our workplace capacity at the office (while the rest of the employees will continue to work from home), keeping in line with the guidelines set by the government and our  management policy on matters related to safety.

Having our client’s best interest at heart, we are highly optimistic that our professionally qualified and motivated staff will continue to engage with our partners demonstrating responsibility and commitment.

Thank you everyone for your continued support and patience.

From all of us at the Helmi Talib Group, stay safe and healthy!

Birthday Celebrations!

A Glimpse of our B’day e-celebrations

Celebrations everywhere have moved online, and birthday occasions are no different. While we certainly miss those fun elements when we would be able to gather in the office pantry to celebrate our staffs’ birthdays, we still found ways to make our birthday babies feel special in the best possible manner.

The virtual get together and online wishes using digital platforms made the birthday events something to look forward to. It also added a personal touch when the birthday boys and girls found to their surprise that their favourite sweets were being delivered to them.

We remain hopeful that soon the days will arrive where we all can once again celebrate special occasions with fanfare and everyone being present in person.


E-Learning: Upskilling Our Employees 

At the Helmi Talib Group, we encourage everyone to constantly grow and develop their professional and personal skills.

With the Covid-19 pandemic taking a major toll on both the economy and our personal lives, we made it a priority to use this time to further improve the skills of our employees and develop their professional capacity via virtual learning.

Taking advantage of government grants, we made use of the various courses offered on LinkedIn Learning on leadership, time management, and productivity tips which garnered a positive response from our employees.

“LinkedIn Learning helped us to train our employees despite time and space constraints. We migrated to Microsoft 365 last August and crafted a learning roadmap via LinkedIn learning for employees to understand the new features of this online collaboration tool. This helped us to save on training costs and offered flexibility to train especially with our current work from home arrangement,” said Rocel Magtibay, HR Director at the Helmi Talib Group.

Recent Tax Changes Proposed In Singapore’s Budget 2020 

Check out our latest article featured in IAPA’s Tax Bulletin, written by Audrey Ong- Tax Director at the Helmi Talib Group.

Audrey directs the tax team at Helmi Talib Tax Advisory, providing technical steer and guidance on tax compliance and consulting for individuals, large corporations, and multinational companies within the Singapore Tax Regulatory Framework.




NEW: We are pleased to share with you the opening of our Representative Office in Manila, Philippines.

As we endeavour to expand our international presence, we are confident in our ability to provide service excellence that meet our clients’ needs.

NEW: We are delighted to announce that our company will be introducing a new entity Helmi Talib HR & Payroll Services Pte Ltd with effect from November 2020. 

Our commitment to our clients and partners remains our highest priority. By starting a new entity dedicated to quality human resource consultancy services, we believe we are delivering on our promise of providing quality services that puts clients’ interest at the centre of our business.

WELCOME: The Helmi Talib Group welcomes Iffa Hashim Siraj to join our administration team as Personal Assistant.

Having completed her Bachelor’s in psychology and human resources, Iffa is a go-getter filled with energy and enthusiasm to learn more about her administrative responsibilities.

Check out her full feature here!

WELCOME: We are pleased to welcome Roda Alcantara as Director of Business Services at our Representative Office in Manila, Philippines.

Having previously worked at the Helmi Talib Group, Roda is a familiar face to many in our team here in Singapore. As she re-joins us assuming a new post in the Philippines, we wish her all the best on her new journey.

Check out her full feature here!