| CDL’s Annual Staff Day is a fantastic platform for staff to interact
with each other and bond through fun-filled team building games such
as the “Best Dressed Team Competition”. Managing Director Mr Kwek
Leng Joo shares a jubilant moment with the winning team on the Staff
|STRATEGICALLY ENHANCING EMPLOYEE VALUE
Recognising that human capital is its key asset, CDL is
committed to hire the best talent; develop capabilities; reward
for best performance; and encourage employees to adopt a
healthy lifestyle and work-life balance.
|CULTIVATING TALENT AND SKILL
CDL employees are given opportunities for self development
and improvement through sponsorship of part-time
post-graduate and diploma programmes. We constantly seek
to nurture our people through continual self development with
strong emphasis on training and development. Several people
management skills workshops centred on teambuilding, leadership
and communication relationship management were
held to equip staff with the right knowledge and skill sets to
operate effectively. Functional skills training courses in areas
of financial and information systems were also conducted.
In line with the Company’s CSR initiatives towards youth
development, CDL also actively supports the Scholarships Programmes
and students’ industrial attachment from the polytechnics
and universities. Through such initiatives, we hope to inspire
and nurture the younger generation to join the industry.
|OPEN COMMUNICATION AND TEAM BONDING CULTURE
The CDL senior management is committed to facilitate employee
communications which helps to break barriers and build
bonds. The Managing Director and senior management team
holds staff dialogue sessions with new employees regularly.
There is also an orientation programme to familiarise them with
CDL’s vision, mission, corporate culture and key operations.
CDL continues to seek innovative ways to improve employee
communication as well as staff bonding and team
work. Staff Connect @ CDL, a task force made up of staff
representatives across various departments, organises activities
aimed at reinforcing staff’s sense of belonging and team
spirit. This includes the exciting “Annual Staff Day”, which saw
the enthusiastic participation of staff as well as the set up of
a comfortable recreational lounge for employees which has
been well-utilised as a venue for lunch-time self-improvement
and social activities.
|QUALITY WORK-LIFE; HEALTHY FAMILY-LIFE
CDL recognises that work-life harmony creates a quality,
motivated and dedicated workforce. Last year, a training programme
was arranged for all line managers and supervisors
to learn how to effectively manage their teams’ work-life issues.
Various family-friendly policies had been put in place to
help employees balance their workload with other demands
in their life. These include flexible work options, maternity,
paternity and childcare leave. In 2006, a nursing room for
mothers was set up at its headquarters. We also negotiated
with childcare service providers within the workplace vicinity
to provide attractive rates for employees. We also offer financial
assistance schemes and even discounted membership
rates for fitness centres.
We have a dedicated worklife committee to plan and
execute family-friendly and health-related policies and programmes
which include free weekly aerobics classes, monthly
fruity day, health and family talks, family day trips, annual
health screening for staff and their families. An annual health
and lifestyle survey is conducted to find out employees’
worklife needs. Programmes and policies are planned to meet
the needs arising from such surveys. For our consistent efforts
CDL was awarded “The Singapore Health Award” (Gold) for
two consecutive years, 2005 and 2006.
As a firm advocate for National Service (NS) activities, CDL
has various schemes in place to recognise NSmen’s contributions.
For example, the dollar-for-dollar matching of the SAF
monetary reward when they perform well in their IPPT and
even a full day’s leave on the day of their IPPT. To encourage
NSmen employees to sign up as SAFRA members, CDL subsidises
50% of the Annual Membership fee. In recognition for
our consistent and unequivocal support to national defence,
CDL was presented the prestigious “Minister for Defence
Award”, the highest accolade accorded to employers at the
Total Defence Awards Ceremony in 2006. In addition, we
have been awarded the MHA Award for NSmen’s Employers
from 2003 to 2006 for our support and contribution towards
National Service activities in the Singapore Police Force and
Singapore Civil Defence Force.