As a learning and development consultancy specialising in equipping individuals and organisations with core workplace skills, ROHEI believes strongly that it must practice the same values and actions within its own workforce. The organisation emphasises the importance of ‘People over Process’, and seeks to enable employees to be effective contributors and achieve fulfilment at work, while still having time for family and self.
Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Activities
Employment size: Above 60
Employment profile: Managerial staff, executive staff, administrative support staff
Featured work-life programmes:
the Executive Summary.
Flexible Work Arrangements
- Compressed work week
- Staggered time
- Telecommuting (formal and informal)
Leave Schemes (Enhanced)
- Bereavement leave
- Birthday leave
- Emergency time-off
- Extended home leave (for expatriate employees)
- Family care leave
- Marriage leave
- Sabbatical leave
- Study and examination leave
- Annual Leave
- Medical Leave
Employee support schemes
- Company celebrations and activities
- CSR initiatives
- Medical claims
ROHEI’s work-life efforts began when the organisation was first established in 2007. The lean pioneering team quickly recognised that work-life initiatives such as flexible work arrangements (FWAs) made business sense, enabling them to be responsive to clients while still managing family responsibilities effectively. This fundamental tenet has remained consistent even as the work-life strategy has evolved over the years to better meet organisational work-life challenges. By cultivating a work-life friendly workplace, ROHEI has created a thriving and engaged workforce that is fulfilled at work and at home, and also produces high quality work to meet client needs.
One of ROHEI’s key strengths is the management’s ability to tailor work-life solutions to meet the specific needs of an employee. This can require speedy re-deployment of manpower as part of the solution. This is possible due to the Heads of Departments fully believing in the importance of work-life harmony and being open to cross-departmental transfers of staff. Thus, leadership having a shared vision of work-life harmony and working together as a team to meet organisational goals, has helped ROHEI to achieve work-life success.
The management at ROHEI intentionally cultivates a culture of giving and receiving purposeful and intentional feedback within the team. This feedback process is a collaborative one, and integrated into every aspect of the organisation; wherever there is a deliverable, there is a channel for feedback built into the process. This in turn, creates a healthy work environment where employees can comfortably surface work-life challenges, and work with supervisors to find mutually beneficial solutions.
ROHEI’s flexible work culture has also been made possible by its investment in IT infrastructure that enables all staff to work productively. Employees have access to various IT hardware and software as well as online tools to facilitate regular day-to-day communication, even when working remotely.
ROHEI has seen visible results from creating a work-life friendly workplace. Notably, FWAs serve as an effective hiring and retention strategy, enabling the organisation to attract and retain high-performing employees who require flexible work options for various reasons.
Employee trust and morale is also high within ROHEI’s workforce, and the organisation was recognised as one of Asia’s Top 20 best Small & Medium Workplaces 2016 by the Great Place to Work Institute, Asia.
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