It takes an entire orchestra to work together to play a symphony. Each musician plays an important role to deliver an outstanding performance. At ISCA, we view each staff as a valuable part of the team, working to deliver greater value for our members, the profession and the community.
We believe in attracting and retaining talent to build a high-performance work team. To gain a deeper understanding of the working experience at ISCA, our human resource department has been regularly gathering feedback and insights from our employees. It is through the findings that we learnt more about staff motivations and their level of engagement.
We also believe in building a learning culture in a conducive environment, as part of our staff retention efforts. It is through learning that one continues to progress and stay relevant. Our staff are given opportunities to attend external courses and seminars every year. As part of our training and development drive, we partnered with professional coaches to tailor an intensive two-day training session to impart effective coaching skills to our directors and managers. Besides this training session, we also delivered other customised courses to enhance management and leadership skills including strategic media handling workshops.
To build a cohesive and an effective work team, annual staff bonding activities continue to foster teamwork. Such events included Lunar New Year celebration, CEO Dialogue, Happy Hour, and Dinner & Dance. In 2016, we held our first Family Day at the Singapore Zoological Garden. This served as a good opportunity to bring friends and families together.
Bearing in mind that health is the foundation for well-being, we continued to make arrangements for basic health screening to be available for staff.
Corporate social responsibility encourages empathy towards the less fortunate. To that end, we adopt the “Company of Good Framework”, launched by the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre and in partnership with the Singapore Business Federation Foundation, to guide businesses in corporate giving.
In 2016, we brought cheer to residents of the Society for the Aged Sick. Staff lent their voices to the meaningful event by crooning oldies that brought much delight to the residents. Our staff volunteers also engaged the residents in an afternoon of fun and games.