As the boundary between work and life blurs, there is a growing need to better integrate work and life for better productivity and balance. Businesses help address this need by implementing supportive strategies that champion Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) in their workplace.
LIFE AT WORK calls upon such employers to step forward and share the workplace practices that have enabled their employees to achieve work-life integration. Initiated by Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp) and organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, this initiative aims to:
- Acknowledge and celebrate employers with leading workplace strategies that demonstrate drive, commitment and tenacity to champion the D&I agenda
- Encourage employers to share their workplace practices that enable their employees to achieve work-life integration
Introduced in 2013, LIFE AT WORK was enhanced in 2016 to recognise employers who champion the D&I agenda and work-life integration practices. Award winners and participating employers now represent a network of LIFE AT WORK organisations and carry the LIFE AT WORK brandmark.
LIFE AT WORK 2017 is organised in partnership with Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company. With roots dating to 1828, the organisation has 39,000 employees in more than 120 countries. Willis Towers Watson provides solutions that manage risk, optimise benefits, and cultivate talent with the aim to strengthen institutions and individuals.
Through LIFE AT WORK, we celebrate diversity at work and acknowledge its value to organisations.
LIFE AT WORK pays tribute to employers with progressive workplace strategies that demonstrate their commitment to the inclusion agenda, particularly of women in the workplace.
We call upon employers to step forward and share their workplace practices that enable their employees to achieve work-life integration for better productivity and business sense.
This year TalentCorp in partnership with Willis Towers Watson (WTW) is happy to include a FREE assessment to assess the effectiveness of your Diversity & Inclusion practices via a short survey.
Benefits of participation:
- Receive a brief company report which shows your company-specific strengths and opportunities with regards to the areas covered in the survey
- Diversity & Inclusion Index will be provided based on WTW's global model, with access to internal benchmarks (comparison to other participants as a whole, and also a comparison to the winning group of the Life At Work Awards 2017)
Individual company report will be provided to only those companies who have a minimum of 50 employees responding to the survey. In the event where there are less than 50 respondents, the company results will roll up to the overall group results. Internal benchmarks also subject to data availability.
This survey will be open between 7 August to 1 September 2017, and interested parties will hear more about it closer to the date. Participation is absolutely voluntary.
Organisations are to:
- Offer at least three (3) Flexible Work Arrangements*
- Provide at least two (2) Family-Friendly Facilities and/or Work-Life Benefits**
* Flexible work arrangements may include initiatives such as flexi hours, job sharing, compressed work week and reduced/part time work.
** Family-friendly facilities and work-life benefits may include childcare centres, nursing room and childcare-related benefits.
For more examples of flexible work arrangements, family-friendly facilities and work-life benefits, visit our FAQ here.
An organisation that has won a LIFE AT WORK award category for 3 consecutive times or more.
Best Malaysian Organisation
This category is reserved for Malaysian organisations that incorporate workplace practices to promote diversity and inclusion. A Malaysian organisation is defined as a company founded in Malaysia whose main headquarters is located in the country. The organisation also conducts its main business activity in Malaysia.
Best International Organisation
This category recognises international organisations with innovative workplace practices that embrace diversity and celebrate inclusion. An international organisation is defined as an organisation that is incorporated outside Malaysia, or a company which has its main headquarters outside Malaysia. The company is affiliated with an international network/conglomerate.
This category recognises small organisations with less than 1000 employees for their policies and strategies to promote diversity and inclusion at work.
This category celebrates a programme that was immensely successful in promoting diversity and inclusion at work, empowering women, or creating better work-life balance for employees.
A true leader is someone who champions diversity and inclusion without compromising efficiency. This category acknowledges their efforts in creating workplaces that are family- and women-friendly.