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Issue 190, 2 May 2018

Dear Members and Friends

This week we hear from our friends at SG Enable which champions the cause of integrating people with disabilities into the workforce. Not surprisingly, there’s plenty of work for us all in Singapore to do to achieve the goal of meaningful inclusivity. Read on for what SG Enable has to say.

With very best regards
Victor Mills
Chief Executive


Helping Companies Establish Disability-Inclusive Practices in the Workplace  

In a recent survey of over 100 human resource leaders for large companies and SMEs, more than 58% of the respondents felt their companies did not do enough to support people with disabilities.  Over one-third of respondents to the survey, conducted by cloud computing company Workday, also felt that the inclusion of people with disabilities was the biggest issue in the workplace.

Many companies want to improve their readiness to hire and integrate people with disabilities but may be unsure of what areas to work on. SG Enable, with support from the Singapore Business Federation Foundation and in collaboration with Cornell University, has launched the Workplace Disability Inclusive Index. The goal of this free self-assessment tool is to enable employers to assess their company’s readiness for inclusive hiring and identify areas of improvement to support the hiring and integrating of people with disabilities. The Index, covers the following six categories:

·         Recruitment and hiring

·         Diversity and inclusion

·         Accessibility and accommodation

·         Development and retention

·         Compensation and benefits

·         Metrics and analytics

After using the self-assessment tool, survey reports are generated for each category. These will recommend possible next steps for the company to take and point employers to the appropriate resources and workshops from SG Enable and other sources.  

For more information, please email [email protected].

Many thanks.



2018 SICC Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner, 9 May 2018 - 
This event is fully subscribed!

Expect a gathering of a high-profile audience comprising business leaders, innovators and thought leaders at the awards ceremony & gala dinner to be held at Marina Bay Sands.  Guest of honour Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Second Minister for Defence will grace the event. 
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Understanding Regional Employment Law & Managing Employee Mobility, 17 May 2018
Expert speakers from Ashurst LLP will share insights on regional employment law issues affecting Singapore-based companies and the international mobility of senior employees.
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ATA Carnet Seminar: The Passport for Goods, 18 May 2018

Understand how the ATA Carnet works, and how your business can benefit from using it. This half-day seminar will equip participants with all they need to know to apply for and use the ATA Carnet.
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Innovation Series: Reimagine the Future of Banking,
22 May 2018
Find out how DBS Bank applies design thinking, data and automation in the real world to reimagine banking and transform its business.
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2018 AGM Reception, 20 June 2018
A main highlight of the AGM Reception, which is open to all members, friends and prospective members, is a keynote address by Ms. Andrea Della Mattea, President of Microsoft Asia Pacific. The AGM, which precedes the Reception, is for members only.
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Committee Meetings

25 April 2018,
Corporate Governance
& Regulatory Committee Meeting Highlights

3 May 2018,
Human Capital
Committee Meeting

7 May 2018,
Circular Economy
Committee Meeting

11 May 2018,
Human Capital Workgroup
on Diversity & Inclusiveness

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Members who are interested to attend the meetings may contact 
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