|0900||Welcome Speech by |
Mr Heng Chee How
|0910||Opening Address by Guest-of-Honour |
Mr Tan Chuan-Jin
Minister for Manpower
|0930||Keynote Presentation |
Adjusting Your Mirrors and Managing Your Blind Spots: The Roadmap for a More Inclusive Workplace [Synopsis]
Dr Helen Turnbull
Workplaces today have become increasingly diverse with employees from different generations, races and genders in the workforce. Business leaders who recognise the value of this diversity and create an inclusive workplace culture and practices will be able to maximise their strengths and turn this into a key business advantage.
This keynote address will enable CEOs and business leaders to understand the difference between a good leader and an inclusive one, and help them navigate the complexity of inclusion. Participants will learn to identify the barriers and obstacles that prohibit inclusiveness, as well as the necessary skills to create an inclusive work environment. They will develop a better understanding about the role of unconscious bias and the influence that societal factors can have on the workplace.
CEO, Human Facets
|1100||Plenary and Panel Discussion |
The Business Benefits of Inclusion [Synopsis]
Diversity and Inclusive policies and practices form a key success factor for business performance in today's global market place. It enables organisations to tap on the wealth of diverse experiences and knowledge, in turn increasing engagement, innovation and competitiveness.
Our panel of experts and industry leaders will share their strategies and provide insights on key trends and best practices for businesses to thrive sustainably in the future.
|1215||Networking Lunch |
|Breakout Session 1A |
Women in Today's Workforce: Can They Have It All? [Synopsis]
With the prospect of a shrinking working population in Singapore, employers began focusing more of their hiring initiatives on women. It has been proven that organisations that fully tap into the women in their workforce benefit from the diverse talents and perspectives they bring, resulting in business benefits.
Efforts over the past decade to encourage women in Singapore to re-enter the workforce is paying off. Over the years, female labour participation rate in Singapore has grown from 50.9% in 2003 to 58.1% in 2013, according to MOM's Labour Force Survey released in 2013.
Learn from award-winning organisations who have designed strategies to recruit and retain women in the workforce, allowing them to "have it all".
|Breakout Session 1B|
Inclusiveness: The Heart of Tomorrow's Workforce [Synopsis]
In today's globalised landscape, inclusive practices have become crucial to integrating diverse talents. Employers need to create an environment that leverages on the organisation's inherent diversity to propel the organisation forward.
Join us as we explore the research supporting the compelling business case for inclusion, identify the seven skills that are essential to the success of any inclusion programmes and discuss how to leverage best practices for optimal outcomes.
|Breakout Session 2A |
Older Workers: 60s is the new 40s [Synopsis]
Singapore's changing age profile, coupled with a tight labour market, highlights the need to recruit and retain older workers. Organisations will be able to access a larger talent pool, retain institutional knowledge, expertise and experience as well as enjoy positive employer branding.
In this session, find out the latest trends on the employability of older workers from TAFEP's research study. Gain insight into employers' attitudes toward an ageing workforce and the readiness of employers to extend re-employment of employees beyond 65. Learn from areas that employers have done well and reflect on the gaps in their ability to manage an ageing workforce.
Join us in a panel discussion with employers who will share how they have gained a competitive edge by developing their employees' capacity, leadership and management skills, enabling them to turn the 60s into the new 40s.
|Breakout Session 2B |
Work-Happy: Flexible Work Arrangements Made Easy [Synopsis]
Flexible Work Arrangements (FWAs) can be a powerful business strategy to improve productivity in today's fast-paced business environment. It offers employees greater flexibility at work to better manage both their professional and personal commitments, while offering employers a smart and efficient way to achieve their business goals.
How can a leader identify and overcome the challenges of managing a diverse workforce with the majority of staff on different types of FWAs? What are the relevant skills managers should be equipped with to ensure sustainable implementation?
Come and learn from companies who have successfully put in place FWAs and overcome the challenges associated with it!
|1700||End of Programme|