Saturday July 6, 2013
flexWorkLife.my aims to build a network of employers who are committed to creating an enabling environment to optimise work-life integration and enhance employee engagement.
A joint collaboration between TalentCorp and the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry, flexWorkLife.my contains a repository of best practices and case studies on flexible work arrangements and work-life practices. The portal also connects employers to job seekers who prefer to opt for flexibility at work.
Join the flexWorkLife.my network
• Share best practices on flexible work arrangements and work-life practices
• Get practical tips and guidance from Diversity Advocates
• Learn from employers with best practices and success stories
• Advertise jobs with flexible arrangements, at no charge!
• Apply for tax incentives to retrain women who return from a career break
• Participate in flexWorkLife events, workshops and networking sessions
Keen to be part of flexWorkLife.my?
• Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us at the launch.
• Find job opportunities which offer flexible and part-time options
• Meet employers at the flexFair
Diversity Advocates (L-R):
l Sugunah Verumandy; HR director, GE Malaysia
l Chua Chai Ping; HR director, Accenture Malaysia
l Nadiah Tan Abdullah; people director, Air Asia X Berhad
l Pun Tian Pouw; principal, Korn/Ferry
Jenny Ooi; senior HR director, Agilent Technologies Malaysia
l Suriahni Abdul Hamid; director, Group HR, QSR Brands, Malaysia
l Dr Florance Sinniah; HR director, AMD Malaysia
l Shankar Nagalingam; HR director, South Asia & ANZ, Dell Malaysia (in photo above)
flexWorkLife “Diversity Advocates” are experienced HR practitioners who believe in work-life integration as an effective human capital strategy to attract and retain talent.
They have experience leading HR teams in organisations which practise flexible work arrangements, resulting in a more productive and engaged workforce.
With the support from their organisations, they spend time with other employers in the flexWorkLife network to share practical tips and guidance on the implementation of flexible work arrangements and work-life practices.
Shankar sharing his experience on Dell Connected Workplace
Read more about diversity advocates on flexWorkLife.my
Return to work programmes
TheBack2Work Programme is an initiative under PwC’sWork Life Plus Programme aimed at helping
professional women rejoin the world of work.
■ Qualified accountants with three years experience or more
■ Away from the accounting profession for not more than three years
■ Relevant working experience in professional services firms
WE GET YOU BACK ON TRACK
Technical training in the form of audit methodology and updates on accounting standards will be provided.
Johanna Ramli, senior manager, Assurance, PwC
Johanna is mother to a toddler and is on a flexible work arrangement. She says “A number of nay sayers have the impression that this arrangement is no realistic for someone who is client facing like me... I ensure that my portfolio of clients is able to fit a three-day week schedule and that the people I work with are aware of my work arrangements. However, given that I’m in client service,there will be unavoidable circumstances which will require me to work on my off days. In such situations, I’m happy to compromise and reschedule my off days.”
"RETURNING TO WORK @ ACCENTURE"
Accenture has various initiatives to ensure consultants are able to transition back in the workforce with ease.They provide career guidance and support for finding ideal re-entry roles. Accenture recognises th eunique needs of consultants i nthe workplace by providing flexible work arrangements and a range of work-life programmes that encourage balance between work and personal priorities.
■ Accenture on-boarding programme
■ Client and project induction
■ Product and skills training
■ Online training with the latest e learning content
■ On-the-job training and coaching
There is fluidity across the various workforces at Accenture, and returnees may be involved in a variety of roles that include:
■ Project management office
■ Change management
■ Human resources
■ Talent sourcing/recruiting
Ong Su Yin, Asia-Pacific client resourcing liaison, Accenture
“I started my career in Accenture in 1994 and after 12 years, I decided to leave the company to fully dedicate my time to being a mother of three kids. After taking a two-year career break, I was offered an opportunity to return to Accenture as the Asia Pacific client resourcing liaison. I was very fortunate to have the support of my colleagues and family during my transition back to work. Technology also made it easier for me to have flexibility in my work and enables me to work from home or any location.”
Read more of Ong’s story on flexWorkLife.my