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Conversations on Inclusive Hiring for HR Professionals

In partnership with SHRI, the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) Foundation aims to bridge the hiring organisations with the untapped resources in the community.

EMPOWER Circles is a series of 3 conversations, where it is about taking the first step to understand the employment barriers the vulnerable individuals may face in their job seeking experiences and their challenges. Join any of the following webinars to learn from the job coaches and individuals as well as employers who made employment possible for vulnerable individuals.

Homeless Individuals

Restoring hope and dignity to the displaced in our community.

Date: Tuesday, 27 July 2021
Time: 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Platform: Zoom Webinar
Fee: Free

Single/Young Mums

Balancing work and caregiving responsibilities for low-income young mothers.

Date: Tuesday, 24 August 2021
Time: 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Platform: Zoom Webinar
Fee: Free

Persons With Mental Health Conditions

Enabling employees with mental health conditions to thrive.

Date: Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Time: 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Platform: Zoom Webinar
Fee: Free

Session Details

Conversation: Homeless Individuals
Restoring hope and dignity to the displaced in our community

Hear the Voices from the Shelters for the homeless individuals and learn how you and your companies can be a Beacon of Hope to the displaced individuals and families in our community.

The session aims to bring greater awareness that many displaced individuals and low-income families who are in transition from challenging circumstances, want to work. They can potentially be your targeted ready pool of resources in this tight labour market. In this session, you would be able to understand how your companies can help these individuals restore their dignity and hope through employment and to achieve a win-win outcome in this tight labour market.

Session highlights:

  • A Day in the life of a shelter’s resident
  • Q&A with NHCS career coaches
  • Roundtable discussion
Presented by: New Hope Community Services
New Hope Community Services (NHCS) was established in 2004, and has played a crucial role in the community to provide shelter and support to those in need. NHCS recognises that building thriving and resilient families and individuals requires more than just a roof over their heads. As such, they support the families and individuals to break out of the poverty cycle and achieve long term financial resilience and independence.

Conversation: Single/Young Mums
Balancing work and caregiving responsibilities for low-income young mothers

Explore the challenges faced by low-income young mothers in this new COVID era and see how you can play a part in making livelihood opportunities accessible to underprivileged communities in Singapore.

This session will help discover blind spots in hiring for entry level roles while bringing awareness on social responsibilities that companies have, in order to include those who have been overlooked in the society. With growing unemployment, it is time not to sweep things under the carpet, and come together to co-solution on manpower shortage and being inclusive in hiring!

Session highlights:

  • Employment landscape for low-income women
  • Job coaches’ experiences
  • Sharing and discussion on what works for champions of inclusive hiring
Presented by: Daughters of Tomorrow

Empower a woman, Enable a family. Daughters Of Tomorrow (DOT) mission is to facilitate livelihood opportunities for underprivileged women, and support them in achieving financial independence and social mobility for their families. Women who face limitations on access to employment due to caregiving responsibilities, lack of flexible employment practices, focused training and skills-enhancement. DOT comes in to complement existing training and workforce-related agencies by connecting community resources to enable each woman on an individual level.

Conversation: Persons With Mental Health Conditions
Enabling employees with mental health conditions to thrive

This session aims to bring greater awareness on how employment, as a form of social inclusion, is a key factor to improving quality of life of persons with mental health conditions. Come participate in an interactive dialogue with social service agencies, professionals and persons with lived experiences on how your companies can hire and better support employees with mental health conditions in the workplace to achieve meaningful employment!

Session highlights:

  • Sharing by employers and/or person with mental health condition on their employment journey
  • Job coaches sharing on best practices
  • Discussion on barriers and overcoming them
Presented by: Singapore Association for Mental Health

SAMH was established in 1968 as the first community mental health agency in Singapore. They aim to improve the lives of persons with mental health issues through rehabilitation and reintegration. A broad range of services provided across 9 centres include counselling, creative services, outreach activities, rehabilitation, skills training and job opportunities.

Presented by: Singapore Anglican Community Services
SACS offers a continuum of psychiatric rehabilitation care for persons with mental health conditions, supporting over 2,000 clients in 2020. The seamless suite of services includes Residential and Day Rehabilitation Services, Community Intervention Team, Integrated Employment Services and Psychiatric Sheltered Home.

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