The success of a flight is dependent on the camaraderie and cohesion between crew members. Similarly, ISCA’s continued ascension to greater heights stems from our team’s shared values and dedication.
To this end, the Institute is committed to fostering an inspiring work environment that is conducive to our people’s professional and personal growth. We believe in empowering our team to maximise their potential, continue their learning journey, improve their well-being, and make a difference in the community.
Our employee engagement activities and events in 2017 focused on fostering teamwork and communications to build a unified and effective team. The activities included:
Lunar New Year Celebration Dinner held at Chao Shan Cuisine, where staff members welcomed the Year of the Rooster and tossed yu sheng for good fortune.
Town Hall 2017 gathering, where CEO Lee Fook Chiew shared ISCA’s Strategic Map, Pillars and Priorities, as well as the desired outcomes and focus areas for 2016–2018.
CEO Dialogue for small groups of staff to have discussions with the CEO on a wide spectrum of topics related to ISCA and employee matters.
Happy Hour, a casual night out at &Sons for staff and management team to unwind and bond over drinks.
Dinner & Dance, the year-end event held at Grand Copthorne Waterfront saw staff, management and council members dressed up for a night of good food, fun and games, and great prizes.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
To promote a healthy lifestyle among employees, ISCA organised a series of lunchtime health talks and wellness activities, which were well attended by our staff.
The National Kidney Foundation provided tips on smart eating out and food labelling at the Healthy Eating Talk, while a group of physiotherapy students from the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) spoke at the Workplace Assessment & Health Promotion Talk. They also shared useful tips on maintaining the right posture at the workplace and how to “deskercise” – simple exercises employees can do in the office.
Employees enjoyed kicking, stretching and sweating in the company of colleagues at complimentary yoga and kickboxing classes, all designed to improve physique and mental concentration. The classes have sparked an interest among many employees to continue exercising in their leisure time.
ISCA also worked with our corporate health partner to offer a complimentary health screening to our employees.
LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT
ISCA continues to build a learning culture by supporting our employees in their ongoing learning journey. Besides external courses and seminars, ISCA organised two workshops – a Buzan Work Skills workshop was organised for managers, who learned to think creatively and strategically to raise team performance and effectiveness, while selected employees learned to communicate better at the Persuasive Email Writing workshop.