Frequently Asked Questions
LIFE AT WORK is a collaboration between the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development and TalentCorp with the following objectives:
- Recognises and celebrates employers with leading workplace strategies that demonstrate drive, commitment and tenacity to champion the diversity and inclusion agenda
- Encourages employers to share their workplace practices that enable their employees to achieve work-life integration
By participating in LIFE AT WORK, companies are able to:
- Be part of the LIFE AT WORK network of organisations
- Share and learn best practices from other organisations
- Obtain opportunities to enhance diversity & inclusive practices
- Receive acknowledgement for their respective leading diversity & inclusive practices
- Offer at least 3 flexible work arrangements
- Provide at least 2 family-friendly facilities and/or work-life benefits
Flexible work arrangements can be any of the below:
|Compressed Work Week||Employees are given a chance to work fewer but long work-days|
|Employee's Choice of Day Off||Employees having the ability to plan work schedules and off-days|
|Flexi Hours||Employees given the flexibility to adjust their daily working hours as long as it meets the specified number of hours within the week|
|Job Sharing||Work that is shared between two or more part-time employees|
|Leaving Work Early||Employees ending a normal working day earlier|
|Project Based Work||Hiring a person for a specific project|
|Reduced / Part Time Work||Allowance for employees to work less than standard full-time hours|
|School Holidays Work Arrangement||Parents with school-going children are allowed the option to work from home during school holidays|
|Seasonal Work||Recruitment of additional employees during seasonal/peak periods to cover additional workload|
|Shift Swapping||Allowing shift-workers to trade shifts with each other|
|Staggered Hours||Varying the start and end working hours in a manner that is best for the employees|
|Telecommuting||Allowance to work from home or anywhere other than the office|
|Weekend Work||An allowance for hired part-timers to work specifically on weekends|
|Career Break / Sabbatical Leave||Employees are given a period of time out from employment for various reasons such as family commitment, personal development, professional development etc|
|Core-to-Support Rotations||Employees from core functions are allowed to switch to support functions within an agreed timeframe.|
|Zero-Hour Contracts||A contract between an employer and employee, where the employer is not obliged to provide any minimum working hours. The employee is not obliged to accept any work offered and entitled for employee benefits as usual and is not prohibited from seeking work outside the organisation.|
|Phased Retirement||Employees approaching normal retirement age are allowed to reduce the hours worked while starting to draw retirement benefits or work for the employers in a different capacity after retirement.|
To find out more about how to implement flexible work arrangements, contact us at email@example.com.
Below is a list of typical family-friendly facilities and work-life benefits:
|Childcare Centre at the Workplace|
|Nursing / Mother's Room|
|Carpark for Pregnant Women|
|Extended Maternity Leave|
|Fully paid maternity leave offered to all expectant and post-natal mothers beyond what is legally required (i.e. 90 days)|
For more information on how to implement such facilities and benefits, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, all organisations that meet the eligibility criteria may participate. To find out more about the criteria, please visit the Overview page.
TalentCorp also assist organisations in implementing flexible work arrangements, family-friendly facilities, and work-life benefits. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
There are two parts to the submission process:
- Submit the entry form through the LIFE AT WORK website
- Submit a 2-minute video that explains how your organisation practices diversity and inclusion and flexible working arrangements
The completed submission form and video submission deadline is 15 August 2017 at 6.00pm GMT +8
There is no fee required to participate in the LIFE AT WORK 2017.
Only one (1) submission form is permitted for each organisation.
The submitted videos will be published on the lifeatwork.my for public voting which will take place from 17 August 2017 to 25 August 2017. All entries will then be processed and final judging will take place on 28 September 2017 by the LIFE AT WORK panel of judges.
The results will be announced on the event day on Monday, 30 October 2017. Attendance is by invitation. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participating organisations will be scored according to the following:
|No||Judging Criteria||Weightage (%)|
|1||Diversity at the workplace||30%|
|2||Implementation of work-life practices||30%|
|3||Role model CEO who champions diversity & inclusion||15%|
|4||Diversity and inclusion initiative which are sustainable and demonstrated outstanding achievements||15%|
|5||Public voting for video||10%|
There are 5 award categories in the LIFE AT WORK 2017. Organisations may be nominated in the following categories:
- Best Malaysian Organisation
- Best International Organisation
- Best Lean Organisation
- Best Initiative
- CEO Champion
See the awards page here for more information on the individual awards.
The judging panel for the awards consist of experts from various organisations, with a diverse set of expertise coming from multinational organisations, GLCs, SME and many more. See the full list of LIFE AT WORK 2017 judges here
For the list of past winners, please visit the Past Winners page