Singapore, 4 November 2018 – Two companies – Shalom International Movers Pte Ltd and Signify (previously known as Philips Lighting) – will be the first to receive the Great Place to Learn™-Certification, to be officially launched next Wednesday, 7 November 2018, at the Great Place to Work® Institute Singapore (GPTW)’s annual Awards Ceremony.
The Great Place to Learn™-Certification is a way of promoting and recognising enterprise achievements in championing learning at work, through work, and for work to foster a high- performing workplace culture. It will be jointly offered by Great Place to Work® Institute Singapore and the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL).
This is in line with the national SkillsFuture agenda to encourage enterprises to promote continuous learning and innovation in the workplace to enhance individual skills mastery and business agility to weather disruptions.
Five enterprises, which are part of IAL’s Learning Enterprise Alliance1 (LEA), participated in the Great Place to Learn pilot programme from April to October 2018. Shalom International Movers Pte Ltd and Signify had at least 7 in 10 of their employees responding positively on the Learning IndexTM in a survey administered by GPTW. This index is a quantitative indicator that tells us the extent to which an organisation is deemed a great place for learning and development by its employees. More information on the Certification programme can be found in the annexed Factsheet.
From 7 November 2018, enterprises keen to be Great Place to LearnTM-Certified can embark on the Certification process administered by GPTW. To encourage adoption of Great Place to LearnTM-Certification among small-medium enterprises (SMEs), up to 10 eligible enterprises will receive 80% funding support to defray certification costs as part of the suite of LEA member privileges. More information on enterprises’ eligibility criteria can be found in the Factsheet.
Ms Evelyn Kwek, Managing Director of Great Place to Work® Institute Singapore said, “We are excited to collaborate with Institute for Adult Learning to launch the Great Place to Learn™-Certification programme. Culture and learning go hand-in-hand. Great culture is built on a foundation of continuous learning and continuous learning is a way of life only when the workplace culture supports it. As a leader in workplace culture, Great Place to Work® hopes to encourage more leaders to take steps to build positive learning environments in their workplaces and we look to recognise their success through the award of this Certification.”
Ms Hui Mei San, Executive Director of Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) said, “Creating viable and sustainable learning at the workplace is becoming increasingly instrumental in ensuring positive employee engagement and business success. We hope to recognise the efforts of our enterprises through this certification, and to encourage even more to come forward and work with us to create active learning at the workplace.”