Raffles Hotel Singapore Wins Tafep Exemplary Employer Award 2012

Raffles Hotel Singapore received the TAFEP Exemplary Employer Award 2012 at the Conference on Fair Employment Practices at Resorts World Sentosa on 18 April 2012.

Online PR News – 01-June-2012 – 1 Beach Road – Raffles Hotel Singapore received the TAFEP Exemplary Employer Award 2012 at the Conference on Fair Employment Practices at Resorts World Sentosa on 18 April 2012.

The TAFEP Exemplary Employer Award is a biennial Award organized and conferred by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices (TAFEP) to recognize and showcase leading employers, as well as part of the national effort to promote fair, responsible and inclusive employment practices in Singapore.

This is the second time that the Award has been presented, and to date, Raffles Hotel Singapore is the first Luxury hotel
Singapore(http://www.raffles.com/singapore/suites-and-rooms/presidential-suites/) and only Singapore Hotel(http://www.raffles.com/singapore/) to receive this Award. Out of 22 finalists shortlisted this year, five winners were selected.

The Award was opened to all Singapore-based organizations. Employers were assessed on the following main areas:
- Fair, responsible and inclusive recruitment and retention practices.
- Proactive efforts to support the employment of a diverse workforce (including older employees, women and persons with disabilities).
- Senior management support for fair, responsible and inclusive employment practices.
- Internal and external communication of fair, responsible and inclusive employment practices.
- Adoption and implementation of Tripartite Guidelines on Responsible Outsourcing and Re-employment of Older Employees.
- Proactive efforts in sustaining the fair, responsible and inclusive employment practices.

The nominees had to undergo rigorous assessments by the judging panel and the shortlisted employers then had to undertake employee surveys and senior leadership interviews as part of the assessment process.

About TAFEP

The Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices (TAFEP) promotes the adoption of fair, responsible and merit-based employment practices among employers, employees and the general public.

TAFEP is co-chaired by Mr Bob Tan, Vice President, Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) and Mr Heng Chee How, Deputy Secretary-General, National Trades Union Congress (NTUC). Members include employer representatives, union leaders and government officials.

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 merit-based employment practices. TAFEP provides tools and resources, including training workshops, advisory services and educational materials, to help organisations implement fair employment practices.

ABOUT RAFFLES HOTELS & RESORTS

Raffles Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning, luxury international hotel company with a history dating back to 1887 with the opening of Raffles Hotel, Singapore. The portfolio currently comprises nine luxurious properties, from secluded resorts to chic hotels in key locations around the world: in Singapore, Cambodia, China, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles and Paris. The company is embarking on a new phase of expansion, with openings in the Maldives, Indonesia, the Philippines, China and Turkey scheduled over the next two years.

With a compelling mix of cultures and styles, every hotel in the Raffles family has its own individual personality, with its own story to tell and its own sense of place. However, each one is proud to draw on the original Raffles tradition of delivering thoughtful, personal and discreet service to well-travelled guests.

Raffles Hotels & Resorts is owned by FRHI Holdings Ltd, a leading global hotel company with 98 hotels and resorts worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swiss˘tel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded residences, estates and luxury private residence club properties. www.raffles.com

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Contact Information
Beatrix Eder
Raffles Hotel Singapore
1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673

+65 6412 1308