SG Payroll and HR Glossary

Discover the meaning of the latest SG payroll and HR terms and abbreviations with this free glossary.


National Service (NS) NS is a term that describes the national policy in Singapore that requires all male Singaporean citizens and second-generation permanent residents to serve a period of compulsory service in the uniformed services when they reach the age of majority, although women may also volunteer.

Net Pay Net pay is the total amount an employee takes home in their pay after all deductions (for tax and pensions) have been withdrawn. It is sometimes called ‘take-home pay’ as it is the amount available for bills and living expenses.

Net Promoter Score (NPS) The Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a widely used market research metric that typically takes the form of a single survey question asking respondents to rate the likelihood that they would recommend a company, product, or a service to a friend or colleague.