In the workplace, effective empathy and inclusion may transform ordinary performance into a lively work culture that encourages a sense of belonging. As Singapore re-open for businesses and activities, many organisations may adopt flexible working policies, hence, it is even more important now for employers and colleagues to foster equal opportunities which can lead to increased curiosity, agility and innovation.
Join our #infoHR Webinar Series: Equal Opportunities at the Workplace Webinar on 31 May to learn from our speakers and panellists from U Associate, Citi Singapore and Faith Music Centre as they share more about the power of inclusion and harnessing an inclusive culture for your organisation.
Transforming Disability into Music Ability, Turning Music Ability into Employability Skills- Faith Music Centre’s journey on diversity and inclusion through Music
Since its founding in 2008, Faith Music Centre has been enabling persons with disability (PWDs) with music skills opportunity, leading to the formation of its first PWD band in 2013 and their public performance on the same year. More PWD bands has since been formed and these bands had been engaged by numerous organizations to perform in corporate, social and public platforms, earning themselves an income and allowances for their music works. Faith Music Centre also hires PWDs music instructors who in turn transform other learners with music ability and leading them to music performances. In 2021, one of its PWD bands launched its debut original single which is available on major digital streaming platforms. Participants will be embarking on this journey on diversity and inclusion and its challenges on transforming disability into music ability and turning their music ability into employability skills.
Fostering a Culture of Mutual Respect
Shann Lin Lim
As Citi strives to ensure that its workforce reflects the diversity of the clients and communities that it serves, the bank remains committed to fostering a culture of mutual respect and meritocracy in which every employee has the opportunity to be authentic – enabling them to bring their whole self to work. Hear Citi share key practices within the organization that serves to support this key business imperative.
Faith Music Centre
Mr Alvin Yeo founded Faith Music Centre, a social enterprise with the objectives of equipping persons with disability with music skills and leading them to corporate, social and public performances. Faith Music Centre received a Gold standard for Diversity and Inclusion by the Singapore Human Resources Institute and the Enabling Mark (Gold Award) by SG Enable in 2021. In addition, Alvin also led Faith Music Centre to receive the Progressive Employers Awards in 2019, the Enabling Employers Awards and Enabling Champion Awards in 2017 and 2014. Alvin holds a Master of Science (Knowledge Management) with the Nanyang Technological University and a Master of Business Administration with the University of Southern Queensland.
Shann Lin Lim
Head of Talent, Learning & Diversity for ASEAN and Singapore
Shann is the Citi ASEAN & SG Talent, Learning & Diversity lead where she partners with key stakeholders across the country and regionally to deliver on a number of talent, learning, performance management and diversity priorities. She has covered numerous roles in Citi since joining Citi Malaysia in 2012, from Learning & Development to Consumer Bank Lead Business Trainer to Talent & Learning. Though a lawyer by profession, prior to Citi, Shann had a career in consulting working with local and global organizations in the team, leadership and organizational development arena.
Cham Hui Fong
Ms Cham Hui Fong serves as Deputy Secretary-General of NTUC. She is also the Group Director, Workforce of NTUC where she looks after the partnership and synergies amongst the five workforce segments in NTUC – namely, unions, U Associates, SMEs, freelancers and self-employed, as well as the migrant workers. She is also deeply involved in union work, serving as the Executive Secretary for several aerospace and aviation unions. Representing workers and the Labour Movement, she also sits in several tripartite committees that look into wages, workplace and employment practices including employment of mature workers, labour-related legislations as well as the future economy of Singapore.