Rooting out discriminatory practices helps employees stay engaged and motivated to perform their very best, and ultimately enables the organisation to thrive.
With the workplace fairness legislation set for enactment in the second half of 2024, it becomes crucial for employers to assess if their employment practices are fair.
Furthermore, prioritising a culture of workplace fairness brings business benefits. When employers cultivate a positive work culture where individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, they stand out as employers of choice and can hire and retain talent more effectively.
In contrast, a lack of workplace fairness can have a negative impact on businesses. A study by the Institute of Adult Learning (IAL) found that employees who experienced misbehaviours or mistreatment in the workplace had higher levels of stress and lower job satisfaction, which in turn affected their commitment levels and work performance.
Use the Fair and Progressive Employment Index (FPEIndex): A free and simple diagnostic tool to assess your workplace culture
The FPEIndex is a convenient online tool that employers can use to understand the extent to which their current workplace culture and practices are fair and progressive. With a modular format that can be completed on a flexible basis, business leaders and HR professionals can choose specific modules that meet organisational needs.
Take the new Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices (TGFEP) module: Understand how well you are aligned with the TGFEP
The newly added TGFEP module, developed in collaboration with the Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP), helps employers identify how closely they adhere to the guidelines.
The module comprises of six sections in the TGFEP: general awareness of the TGFEP, recruitment, remuneration, performance appraisals, disciplinary actions, and grievance handling.
This comprehensive set of indicators helps employers to understand how fair the organisation’s employment practices are throughout the employee life cycle, from how prospective employees are selected to whether they have clear recourse in the event of disputes.
Employers can utilise the TGFEP module within the FPEIndex to support their organisations with these simple steps:
- Create a free FPEIndex account.
- Answer a brief series of yes/no questions regarding their organisation’s culture and values.
- View the results and compare them with the benchmarks provided to gain insight into how the organisation’s performance fares against industry peers.
- Convert insights into action by using the targeted recommendations to enhance current workplace practices. Employers who complete all modules can download a full shareable report for further planning with stakeholders.
Do the self-assessment today
Having fair employment practices makes a difference to a workplace. Rooting out discriminatory practices helps employees stay engaged and motivated to perform their very best, and ultimately enables the organisation to thrive.
Visit www.fairprogressive.sg to create an account and take the new TGFEP module today. Align your organisation with the TGFEP and build a positive workplace environment that supports your organisational goals and growth.
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