ISCA is committed to investing in the development of its people, who are important to ISCA’s success, to enable them to reach their full potential. The Institute needs highly capable employees to realise its vision to be a professional accountancy body with a global membership, outlook and standing.
At the heart of ISCA’s people development initiatives is the competency development of its people and leaders to enable them to perform their roles well to deliver our strategic objectives. A talent management and development framework is being developed and will form the foundation to strengthen the management pool in ISCA.
The Institute continues to focus on nurturing a committed, motivated and engaged workforce and seeks to attract talent with the right skill sets and values.
During the year, a number of activities and events to engage staff were rolled out.
ISCA employees were encouraged to bring their children to work for one day as part of the Institute’s efforts to promote family values and create a family-oriented organisation.
Bring Your Children to Work Day gave our employees a chance to show their children the value of the work they perform on a daily basis. Children were offered a first-hand view of how their parents can play a vital role in society, within an organisation that is bound by a sense of community.
ISCA President and Senior Management sharing a light-hearted moment on camera with the children
This special event created an opportunity for parents and their children to bond in an environment outside of the home.
As part of ISCA’s corporate social reponsibility efforts, the inaugural ISCA Run organised, brought together more than 1,000 participants for a morning workout at the East Coast Park. The event succeeded in raising awareness of the Singapore Association of Visually Handicapped (SAVH) and promoted camaraderie among members, family bonding and healthy living. Most importantly, the ISCA Run was about giving back to the society and the event raised $100,000 for SAVH.
(From left): Dr Ernest Kan – past-president of ISCA, with Guest-of-Honour Mdm Halimah Yacob – Speaker of Parliament of Singapore, Mr R. Dhinakaran – vice president of ISCA and Mr Vincent Lim – chairman of ISCA’s Community, Social and Sports Advisory panel
ISCA worked closely with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and was recognised as an Authorised Training Employer (ATE) in December 2014.
This created a new pathway for ISCA staff with the CA (Singapore) designation to have their professional experience recognised under ICAEW’s Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) membership, a globally recognised qualification that will position them for greater success in the future.
This followed ISCA’s accreditation in May 2013 as an Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) to provide training support to staff under the Singapore Qualification Programme framework.
Senior staff from ISCA and ICAEW after the presentation of the Authorised Training Employer (ATE) certificate in December 2014
We also continued with the CEO Dialogue series which provided a platform for staff to have their views and concerns addressed by the CEO. In 2014, the sessions were organised according to different staff grades which allowed for a better understanding of issues commonly faced by different segments of staff across ISCA.