Singapore firms recognised for family-friendly practices

Sixteen employers have won special recognition for their flexible work policies and creating a pro-family work environment, in a contest nominated by working mothers.

Winning companies include Changi General Hospital, DBS Bank, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific and Procter & Gamble. They each received a "Best Companies for Mums" plaque at an awards ceremony on Wednesday morning.

The firms were awarded for their pro-family leave schemes, support schemes for mothers, and infrastructure support such as onsite childcare.

Launched in March this year, the contest is jointly organised by the National Trades Union Congress Women's Development Secretariat and Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices.

More than 100 nominations were received from working mothers who shared personal stories on how their employers helped them to achieve better work-life harmony.

24th July 2013