Rockwell's work-life programmes are an integral part of its overall business strategy; creating differentiation and establishing itself as a progressive employer that balances organisational and employee needs. It has shown that listening to employees and ‘out-of-the-box’ creative thinking are important factors in creating a targeted and effective work-life strategy.
Employment size: Above 600
Employment profile: Corporate, administrative, operations, technical staff and engineers
Featured work-life programmes:
Flexible Work Arrangements
- Compressed work week offered during school holidays in June, November and December (employees can leave office at 12.30pm every Friday and complete the full 40-hour work week from Monday to Thursday of the same week)
- Staggered time
- Flexible lunch time
Employee Support Schemes
- Family Friendly Fridays (employees can leave office at 4.30pm every Friday to spend more time with their families)
Work-Life Programmes as a Business Strategy
Managing the varied work-life needs of a large workforce can be challenging but Rockwell Automation Singapore (Rockwell Automation)'s has found that creating channels for open communication and feedback has provided the management with vital insights resulting in targeted and sustainable work-life solutions.
Work-Life Solutions with a Creative Touch
Through employee engagement surveys, Rockwell Automation gathers feedback from staff on attitudes towards work, managers and the overall organisation. The survey findings enable the management to assess the existing work-life strategy and culture as well as identify areas for improvement.
Rockwell Automation practices an open door policy where employees are encouraged to speak openly with their managers and Human Resource should they face work-life issues that need to be resolved. Work-life harmony and flexibility is embodied in the organisational culture and the management team fully supports this.
Employees working regular office hours are offered flexible work arrangements with a creative twist. With employee feedback, the management introduced several flexible work options that allow staff to enjoy greater personal time without compromising on the quality of their work. These include Family Friendly Fridays, compressed work week during school holidays, etc.
Employees are also encouraged to engage in personal interests and meaningful community work. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a core strength of the company, and a CSR Committee was set up to plan initiatives and activities that employees can participate in.
With the successful implementation of these various work-life programmes, the company experiences a lower employee attrition rate, increased employee engagement and morale and ease of hiring quality talent.