At an awards ceremony attended by Human Resources last night, the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) revealed the winners of the inaugural Tripartite Alliance Award to 24 organisations and 8 individuals.
In her speech, Minister for Manpower, Josephine Teo, said: "As the saying goes, 'take care of your employees and they will take care of your business". By investing in the human capital of each employee, these employers have fostered a work culture that encourages continual learning and leadership development."
She noted "the winners have differentiated themselves by creating inclusive workplaces where employees can contribute their best," and shared the three common characteristics from winning companies - adopting a people-centric culture, investing time to listen to staff, and embracing digital transformation.
Conferred by the tripartite partners (Ministry of Manpower, National Trades Union Congress, and Singapore National Employers Federation), the awards recognises exemplary organisations that have effectively implemented fair, responsible and progressive employment practices, while keeping employees at the heart of their progress.
Stephen Lee, chairman, Tripartite Alliance, pointed out: "The Tripartite Alliance Award requires all participants to first be nominated by their employees or union representatives. Being nominated is a noteworthy achievement by itself. This shows that the employers' efforts at improving the welfare of their employees are recognised and valued."
Group photo of winners of the Pinnacle Award with Minister Josephine Teo.
The Tripartite Alliance Award builds upon two previous awards presented by TAFEP — the TAFEP Exemplary Employer Award and the Work-Life Excellence Award — to provide a more holistic assessment of an organisation's employment practices.
In addition, all participating organisations in the Award have to be adopters of the Tripartite Standards, and signed TAFEP's Employers' Pledge of Fair Employment Practices. There is high expectation for these organisations to have strong fundamentals across all key aspects of employment and be fully committed to the implementation of fair and progressive practices.
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