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What is LIFE AT WORK AWARDS (LAWA)?
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The LIFE AT WORK AWARDS (LAWA) is the most comprehensive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) award framework in Malaysia that recognises organisations who have championed the DEI agenda with the aim to:

  • Future-proof and Advance the Workforce: Equip employees with the skills, resilience, and career growth opportunities needed to sustain business growth and adaptability for the Future of Work.
  • Transform the Workplace: Create safer, more inclusive, and environmentally sustainable environments where every employee feels valued and empowered.
  • Promote Sustainable Work Practices: Implement robust social governance policies aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to contribute to the long-term sustainability of both the business and the planet.
What is the eligibility criteria for organisations to participate in LIFE AT WORK Awards (LAWA) 2024?
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Organisations must be:

  • Established in Malaysia and are registered with Company’s Commission of Malaysia with a registration number.
  • Able to showcase workplace strategies that demonstrate drive, commitment, and tenacity to champion the DEI agenda.
What types of organisations can participate in the LIFE AT WORK Awards (LAWA) in 2024?
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i) Large Local Public Entities (PLC)​ – Local for-profit companies registered under Bursa Malaysia.​

ii) Large Local Private Entities (LTD)​ – Local private limited or joint ventures with >RM50 million revenue and 200+ full-time employees.​

iii) Multinational Corporations (MNC)​ – Foreign companies representing parent brands with local operations.​

iv) SME​ – For-profit businesses with revenue ≤RM50 million or ≤200 full-time employees.​

v) Public Sector​ – Governments and publicly funded agencies providing public programs, goods, or services.​

vi) Others​ – Entities that are not affiliated to the definition as mentioned above​

How many award categories are there in LIFE AT WORK Awards (LAWA) 2024?
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There are fourteen (14) award categories:

  • Best Organisation in the Organisation Type
  • CEO Champion
  • CHRO Champion
  • Promising Young HR
  • Women in the Workforce
  • Diversity Hiring
  • Young Graduates
  • Talent Sustainability
  • Workplace Excellence
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Technology for Inclusion
  • Environmental Practices
  • Green Technology Innovation
  • Employee Care and Well-Being
What year should my organisation's initiative(s) and/or evidence be taken from?
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Any new initiatives that were implemented in 2023 or ongoing initiatives can be used as supportive evidence.

Do we need to fill up all categories or sections?
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Any section that applies to your organisation’s initiatives.

Do we need to log in using the same user ID and password from last year?
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No. Please create a new account for the submission this year.

Can I use abbreviations in my answers?
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We advise against using abbreviations to avoid any potential form of inaccurate interpretation during judging.

Is there a participation fee?
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No.

How do I submit an application?
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Please register your organisation and complete our online submission form here: https://lifeatwork.my/app/login

What is the format of the submission?
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All questions are open-ended with the option to attach supplemental documents that can be added to support the answers.

I have submitted my application. Can I retrieve it and edit the application?
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Yes, you may log in and edit the application up until 11:59 p.m. on 6th September 2024.

When is the deadline to submit an entry for the LIFE AT WORK Awards (LAWA) 2024?
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By 11:59 p.m. on 6th September 2024

How many entries may I submit?
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Only one (1) entry form is permitted for each organisation or subsidiary.

Will the information we provide on our organisation be kept private and confidential?
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Yes, all information provided is confidential and will strictly be used for judging sessions only.

Do you have a PDF format of the questions? It is easy for us to gather the information and get approval from the management.
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Yes, the questionnaire is downloadable in PDF format.

We have many offices throughout Malaysia. Do we need to create different submissions for each office?
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If they are of the same organisation, only one submission is needed. If it is a different subsidiary, a new submission will be required.

Can we do a shoutout of our past winnings on a regional and global level?
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Yes, you can do a shoutout for your organisation based on LAWA branding guidelines.

Who are the judges?
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The judging panel for the awards consist of experts from various organisations, with a diverse set of expertise coming from the government, multinational organisations, GLCs, SMEs and many more.

What is the judging criteria?
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Please refer to criteria listed here.

Will we have to do a presentation?
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If your organisation has been shortlisted, we will contact you for the presentation/pitching.

When can I find out about the results?
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Only shortlisted participants will be informed.

When and where is the LIFE AT WORK Award's event day?
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The award’s event will be held in November 2024. The venue and date will be disclosed nearing the date.

Can we still receive feedback on our application even if we do not win?
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No, unfortunately, we are unable to provide individual feedback on applications due to the high volume of submissions we receive.
Will everyone be invited for the Judging Session?
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Only shortlisted companies will be invited.

My question isn’t addressed here. Who could I contact to seek clarification?
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Demographics
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Q1: Should I put the brand name or the SSM registered company name?
A: Use the brand name if you’re contesting for the parent company. SSM registered company name for subsidiaries.


Q2: Who should I put as the contact person in the submission form?
A: Preferably someone in the organisation that will oversee the submission as they will receive important updates about the award ceremony.


Q3: How should I classify which sector I belong to if my organisation has a lot of business sectors?
A: Select the main business sector that is registered under SSM.

CEO Champion
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Q1: Can a General Manager contest for the CEO Champion?
A: CEO Champion is contested by the highest position in a Malaysian organisation.


Q2: We are a small organisation that does not have C-level executives. How do we contest for the CEO Champion?
A: The organisation can nominate the highest post in the company for this award category.


Q3: What if my CEO is a champion in ESG but not DEI?
A: As this is a DEI award, it is preferred for the submission to include attributes that support the DEI agenda as it is also a part of the ESG framework.

CHRO Champion
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Q1: For the CHRO section, are we looking at a global or Malaysian scale?
A: The judging will be done based on Malaysian context.


Q2: If we do not have a CHRO position, but our top HR is our Group GM HR, can we participate?
A: Yes.


Q3: Does the CHRO have to be a Malaysian citizen?
A: Not necessarily. As long as they are the CHRO for the Malaysian market, they can contest.

Promising Young HR
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Q1: If the HR professional is older than 35 years old but has less than five years of working experience, will they be eligible for this category?
A: No, the nomination for this category is strictly for HR professionals below the age of 35 years old and have had less than five years of working experience in HR.


Q2: If the HR professional is younger than 35 years old but has more than five years working experience, will they be eligible for this category?
A: No, the nomination for this category is strictly for HR professionals below the age of 35 years old and have had less than five years of working experience in HR.


Q3: Can an entry-level HR professional be eligible for this category?
A: It depends on the submission about the candidate. If an entry-level HR professional has made a massive impact to the organisation, then they can be nominated for this award category.

Women in the Workforce
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Q1: Does this category cover initiatives on women as caretakers?
A: We encourage organisations to elaborate on these initiatives in the Diversity Hiring award category.


Q2: What is the focus of this award category?
A: The focus is on the organisation’s initiatives to accelerate and support the career growth among female employees.


Q3: Does this category cover maternity leave and other types of familial leave?
A: We encourage organisations to elaborate on these initiatives in the Employee Care & Well-being award category.

Diversity Hiring
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Q1: What is the difference between this category and Women in the Workforce?
A: This award category covers beyond initiatives for women, which non-exhaustively includes senior workforce, people with disabilities (PwD), and diversifying roles*.
*Diversifying roles are people with multidisciplinary profiles (eg: work in operation and office, doing marketing and R&D)


Q2: Are there specific metrics required for submitting initiatives in this category?
A: Each organisation has a different DNA on its employee composition. It is recommended for the organisation to submit a write-up that has measurable outcomes and is aligned with the organisation’s culture.

Young Graduates
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Q1: Who are the young graduates?
A: Employees with entry-level positions and/or experience up to two (2) years in the workforce.


Q2: What is the criteria for this award?
A: Please refer to criteria listed here.

Talent Sustainability
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Q1: Should we include examples of people that have benefitted from talent retention initiatives?
A: Yes, the examples will serve to support the write-up.


Q2: Should I include the attrition / retention rate of my organisation?
A: We recommend the organisation to provide supporting evidence for the write-up.


Q3: Is this category similar to the Talent Development category in LAWA 2023?
A: Yes, this category is an updated version of that category.

Workplace Excellence
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Q1: What is the criteria for this award?
A: Please refer to criteria listed here.


Q2: Do I need to specify and elaborate on the type of Flexible Working Arrangement (FWA) that is implemented?
A: Yes.


Q3: Can I just upload pictures and not elaborate further?
A: We encourage companies to always elaborate and share the impact as well as productivity (if relevant).

Corporate Social Responsibility
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Q1: What is this award category about?
A: This award honours organisations dedicated to fostering positive societal impact through inventive and sustainable initiatives that leave a lasting footprint on local communities.


Q2: What is the benefit of winning this Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) award?
A: Winning the award enhances your company’s reputation, builds consumer trust, attracts socially conscious investors, and can improve overall business performance by highlighting your commitment to social and environmental responsibility.


Q3: What is the criteria for this category?
A: Please refer to criteria listed here.

Technology for Inclusion
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Q1: What is the difference between this award and Diversity Hiring?
A: Diversity Hiring focuses on initiatives related to hiring and including different groups of people in the organisation’s workforce while this award category expands on the tools/technologies used to provide accessibility for everyone in the organisation.


Q2: What is the criteria for this award?
A: Please refer to criteria listed here.

Environmental Practices
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Q1: How is this award different from Green Technology Innovation award?
A: This award focuses on the environmental practices to reduce waste and environmental impact, whereas Green Technology Innovation award focuses on the technology that is implemented in the organisation to improve processes, reduce waste and reduce environmental impact.


Q2: Can I join both Green Technology Innovation and this award?
A: Yes. Some organisations have also implemented good environmental practices while innovating disruptive green technologies that can save the environment.


Q3: What is the criteria for this award?
A: Please refer to criteria listed here.

Green Technology Innovation
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Q1: How is this award different from Environmental Practices award?
A: This award focuses on the technology that is implemented in the organisation to improve processes, reduce waste and reduce environmental impact whereas the Environmental Practices award focuses on practices that reduce waste and environmental impact.


Q2: Can I join both Environmental Practices and this award?
A: Yes. Some organisations have also implemented good environmental practices alongside innovative disruptive green technologies that can save the environment.


Q3: What is the criteria for this award?
A: Please refer to criteria listed here.

Employee Care and Well-Being
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Q1: Is it similar to the Care award category in LAWA 2023?
A: This year, the parameter of this category has expanded.


Q2: What is the criteria for this award?
A: Please refer to criteria listed here.

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