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Work-Life Harmony

In today's evolving employment landscape, shorter business cycles and increasingly 24/7 workplaces have increased the pace of work tremendously. While this may be a competitive advantage for Singapore's employers in a fast changing globalised work. It is important to ensure that employees' well-being and work-life needs are met. Work-life harmony is one of the key attributes that employees today look for in a job.

 

Providing work-life friendly workplaces are a win-win situation for both employers and employees. Work-life friendly workplaces enable employees to balance their personal and work commitments. Employers who proactively support a work-life friendly environment will stand to benefit from having a more engaged and productive workforce. Click here to read about the various work-life strategies and how you can get started.

 

Tripartite Committee on Work-Life Strategy

 

The Tripartite Committee on Work-Life Strategy (“TriCom”) drives the promotion of work-life harmony in Singapore. The TriCom organises the biennial Work-Life Conference for employers and HR professionals to learn and share best practices, and Work-Life Excellence Awards to recognise exemplary employers and individuals for implementing work-life strategies as a holistic business strategy.

 

To guide employers, supervisors and employees in implementing and using FWAs sustainably, the TriCom issued the Tripartite Advisory on Flexible Work Arrangements (FWAs) on 7 November 2014. In conjunction with the 2014 Work-Life Excellence Awards and to complement the release of the FWA advisory, a Work-Life Week was organised from 10 to 14 November 2014. It was organised to further increase awareness of the benefits of FWA through dialogues, workshops and sharing sessions for employers and supervisors. 

 

Funding

 

Companies can apply for the Work-Life Grant under the WorkPro programme to offer FWAs such as flexi-time, flexi-place and flexi-load (part-time work) to employees. The grant consists of two components:

  • Developmental Grant (up to $40,000): Help companies take steps towards implementing FWAs and other work-life programmes;
  • FWA Incentive (up to $120,000): Encourage employers to support more employees on FWAs sustainably.

 

Click here to find out more about the Work-Life Grant.