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TA Award 2018 - Work-Life Excellence winners

​​​​​​​​​TAFEP presented the inaugural Tripartite Alliance Award (TA Award) to 24 organisations and 8 individuals ​​​​​​​​​on 14 November 2018. Congratulations to all winners!

​Conferred by the tripartite partners Ministry of Manpower, National Trades Unions Congress and Singapore National Employers Federation, the TA Award recognises exemplary organisations that have effectively implemented fair, responsible and progressive employment practices, while keeping employees at the heart of their progress. The four main categories under the TA Award 2018 are Age Inclusive Practices, Fair and Progressive Employment Practices, Work-Life Excellence and Responsible Best Sourcing.

​​The winning organisations have embedded positive workplace policies and practices that enable them to attract and retain talent, and drive business performance. Some common noteworthy attributes and practices of these organisations include:

  • ​Demonstrating people-centric leadership through trust and empathy​
  • Offering fair opportunities
  • Building a listening and communication strategy at all levels
  • Embracing technology adoption to support employees
  • Adopting a continuous improvement mindset​

The Work-Life Excellence category recognises excellence in work-life strategies that maximise employee performance while helping them manage their work-life harmony, and optimises business performance. ​
Winning organisations under this category, such as DLE M&E Pte Ltd, utilises a variety of communication channels which are tailored to the various employee groups. Site staff with no access to email are kept informed of upcoming work-life plans and activities through the logistics and Human Resources departments, as well as their site superintendents. At Emergenetics Caelan and Sage, management encourages employees to take responsibility in achieving their tasks in a way that best suits them, and plan their work and life schedules in an integrated manner that is not disruptive for them or to others at work. Giving employees the option to utilise flexible work arrangements without having to file a formal application beforehand supports this culture. Admiralty Primary School taps on innovation and harnesses technology as part of its work-life efforts in enhancing staff well-being and providing a positive work environment. Teachers are equipped with a Voice Enhancer System, which consists of a personal microphone that automatically connects to speakers in the various classrooms. This reduces the strain on teachers’ voices when conducting lessons.​

The award also recognises an organisation’s leaders and advocates for their deep commitment and outstanding contributions towards creating a supportive culture and building a fair and progressive workplace through the Leadership Award and the Workplace Advocate Award. In addition, Special Mention Awards are conferred on deserving organisations with exceptional practices and/or individuals who have had a transformational effect on their organisations and respective spheres of influence. ​

Want to learn more? Click here to download the TA Award 2018 Commemorative Book and be inspired by this year's award winners! ​



​"The Tripartite Alliance Award is unlike your usual award. It is a collective endorsement by the tripartite partners after careful assessment of the nominees and their practices.It also reflects the voices of the employees, who have told us that they are happy and proud to be working for thier employers. We hope that, in time to come, the Tripartite Alliance Award would be seen as the definitive recognition of excellence in fair and progressive employment."

Mr Stephen Lee
Chairman, Tripartite Alliance Limited
Mr Stephen Lee, Chairman, TAL, giving the Welcome Address

A research study on pro-work-life organisations

Here are ​the findings from a research study commissioned by TAFEP to understand how good work-life strategies have supported organisation's businesses.​ 

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