Singtel wins big at HRM 2018 with 4 awards
Singapore, 7 March 2018 – Singtel bagged the most number of awards at the recent HRM 2018 Awards which celebrates and promotes exceptional HR practices and professionals. The Group won in four categories: SIM Award for Best Talent Management Practices for companies with more than 500 staff, Best Leadership Development, Best Diversity & Inclusion Strategies, and Outstanding Contribution to HR which was awarded to Ms Aileen Tan, Singtel’s Group Chief Human Resources Officer.
Ms Tan says, “Our people are our most important asset. We are committed to an inclusive culture that gives all of them equal opportunities to contribute and grow to their fullest potential. One of our priorities is also to ensure they are equipped with the necessary skills and tools as we transform our business for the digital economy. Receiving these awards is an honour for the team, and an encouragement as we continue to invest in grooming the next-generation of talent and making Singtel a desirable place to work.”
The SIM Award for Best Talent Management Practices, Best Leadership Development and Best Diversity & Inclusion Strategies awards recognise Singtel’s human resource strategies and commitment to advance HR practices in these areas. Ms Tan’s Outstanding Contribution to HR award recognises her achievements at Singtel and her work as head of the taskforce to develop the National HR Professional Certification framework, a government initiative launched in 2017 to establish Singapore’s standard for HR professionals.
Singtel invests heavily in staff training each year. In calendar year 2017, the Group spent S$30 million on staff development and clocked in 665,000 training hours in Singapore and Australia. Singtel identifies and nurtures emerging talent through scholarships, and hones the leadership skills of the Group’s business leaders. These initiatives aim to accelerate the growth of a strong regional talent pool as the Group presses on with its digital transformation journey.
Singtel values diversity in all aspects. This is especially important given the global and diverse nature of the Group’s business as well as the fast-changing digital economy. Women represent 39% off our staff across the Group and also make up a third of our top management and Board positions. As a group, Singtel employs more than 25,000 employees comprising of over 85 different nationalities. Its workforce is diverse in skill sets and talent from engineering in the telecoms space to new digital business such as cyber security and data analytics.
Established in 2003, the HRM Awards is an annual event that recognises the important achievements in the HR industry. Finalists for the HRM Awards are selected by a panel of judges from the industry and academia.