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Lianhe Zaobao and TAFEP search for "Workplace Heroes" - New initiative to promote awareness of fair and progressive employment practices

Singapore, 26 January 2015  To promote a fair and inclusive workplace for workers, Lianhe Zaobao is teaming up with Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) (公平与良好雇佣联盟) to search for Singapore's "Workplace Heroes"(职场英雄).  

The initiative is to promote the awareness of fair and progressive employment practices, as well as to let individuals understand that they have a part to play in creating inclusive workplace environments.

The nomination period is from 25 Jan to 11 Feb. Anyone who is aged 21 and above can nominate a person (50 and above) who fulfils any of the following attributes. Both  parties will stand to win attractive cash prizes. 

1.  Practise Fair Employment (公平雇佣): This term refers to employment practices that are non-discriminatory and helps individuals from diverse backgrounds feel accepted and valued at the workplace. Employers are expected to abide by the Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices (劳资政公平雇佣守则).

2.  Work-life Harmony (工作与生活和谐): This refers to the ability to manage work responsibilities alongside personal and family needs, i.e. achieving good outcomes in both work and personal/family life through flexibility and the use of work-life initiatives provided by the organisations.

3.  Age Management (年长员工管理): This term refers to the employment of older workers and the effective management of this segment of the workforce. 

Ten "Workplace Heroes" will be selected from all the nominations on 3 March. The public will be invited to vote for their favourite "Workplace Hero" from 4 to 11 March via SMS. There are 10 prizes of $300 for each lucky winner who takes part in the voting. 

The top 3 winners of "Workplace Heroes" and the ones who nominated them each wins $1000 while the other 7 winners and the ones who nominated them will each receive $500. The winners of "Workplace Heroes" will be announced end March.

Mr Goh Sin Teck, Editor, Lianhe Zaobao, said: "As long as one helps to contribute to a fair and inclusive workplace, the person is a workplace hero. With Lianhe Zaobao's wide reach in readership, we hope that our readers can help to identify and honour those who have been contributing in one way or another, so as to spur and inspire others to share this positive energy."

Ms Roslyn Ten, General Manager, TAFEP, said: "We always look for timely opportunities to encourage fair and progressive employment practices. By identifying and honouring individuals who have made a difference at the workplace, we hope to remind more people that everyone has a role to play in creating an inclusive workplace, regardless of his or her seniority, job scope and industry. Working with Lianhe Zaobao helps us to uncover inspiring workplace stories. We want to hear from Singapore’s diverse workforce, and we believe that we can achieve this through Lianhe Zaobao’s strong connection with its readers. Every contribution from Lianhe Zaobao’s readers will be considered based on stringent selection criteria, so that we can find exceptional individuals who are advocates of being fair and progressive at work."

Participants who wish to make a nomination can visit zaobao.sg/TAFEP. Multiple nominations are allowed but each entry must be accompanied by a short introduction of  the nominated person with a write-up of not more than 100 words, in English or Chinese. 

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
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For more information, please contact:

Maureen Ho
ZB Sunday News Editor/ Special Projects Editor
Chinese Media
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1891
Email: hosf@sph.com.sg

Francis Mah
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1028
Email: mahys@sph.com.sg 

About Lianhe Zaobao
Lianhe Zaobao, the Chinese flagship newspaper published by Singapore Press Holdings, is the largest-circulating Chinese newspaper in Singapore. Widely recognised in Southeast Asia for its superior quality as a responsible, objective, fair and credible newspaper, it also enjoys a good reputation and considerable influence in the global Chinese communities. It's 200-strong editorial team, including correspondents based in major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Taipei and Tokyo, keeps Singaporeans informed of major developments in the region. Zaobao.com, the online edition of Zaobao, has grown rapidly in popularity since its launch in 1995. It now draws over 4 million daily pageviews and attracts a monthly readership of 10 million. 

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms. 
Besides publishing newspapers, magazines and books in both print and digital editions, SPH owns award-winning websites and online classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two English radio stations and one Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm, and runs a chain of modern retail convenience stores.
SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall. SPH's latest retail development is The Seletar Mall located in Sengkang. 
For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg

About TAFEP
The Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) promotes the adoption of fair, responsible and progressive employment practices among employers, employees and the general public. Leveraging its unique tripartite identity, TAFEP works in partnership with employer organisations, unions and the government to create awareness and facilitate the adoption of fair, responsible and progressive employment practices. TAFEP provides tools and resources, including training workshops, advisory services, and educational materials, to help organisations implement these employment practices.