SwissCham Singapore

SwissCham Singapore is one of the pillars of the Swiss community in Singapore and brings together the representatives of Swiss companies, encouraging networking and exchange of information and championing the establishment of Swiss values and quality through business. As a member you not only have the possibility be part of various events and activities, you also can benefit from diverse discounts special offers.

The main objectives of the SwissCham Singapore are:

- to assist the Swiss companies in Singapore,
- to provide any services appropriate to a business group without involvement in politics,
- to promote the growth of the Swiss trade,
- to assist in promoting trade, investment, finance, commerce and industry between Switzerland and Singapore,
- to promote foster, support and represent the Swiss related interest of the trade of the SwissCham members by all means and methods consistent with the laws and constitution of the Republic of Singapore.

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Welcome to the SwissCham Modern Work HR Award 2024

We are thrilled to announce that the SwissCham Modern Work HR Award 2024 is launched! This prestigious award celebrates businesses excellence in creating modern, dynamic, and innovative work environments. Organised by SwissCham Singapore, with Nanyang Polytechnic's National Centre of Excellence for Workforce Learning (NACE) as the knowledge partner. The award focuses on three key dimensions: Workforce, Workday, and Workplace, recognizing companies that foster a better, more effective, and fulfilling work experience for their employees.

Why Enter?

The SwissCham Modern Work HR Award recognises leaders who champion excellence and advance innovative practices in Human Resources. If your business champions diversity, inclusion, digital transformation, flexible work arrangements, or sustainable workplace design, you could be our next Modern Work HR Award winner. We invite companies of all sizes in Singapore to participate and join the league of esteemed past winners such as DKSH, Julius Bär, McDonald's Singapore, Acronis, and Firmenich, amongst others.

The award has been designed with an evaluation framework that exemplifies Swiss excellence and a panel of renowned HR leaders as judges. Gain recognition for your commitment to modern work practices of the highest standard and stand out in the business community as a trailblazer.

Key Highlights:

Workforce: Recognises diversity, inclusion, lifelong learning, and innovative skill development programs.

Workday: Celebrates flexible, remote, and innovative work arrangements that boost productivity and employee satisfaction.

Workplace: Acknowledges sustainable design, positive work environments, and health and safety measures that enhance overall well-being.

Participating companies will receive industry-wide recognition and a digital badge that can be placed on their website recognising their achievements in excellence for Modern Work and Innovation in Human Resources.

Additional to the digital assessment the participating companies will be asked to highlight innovations in each of the Modern Work dimensions

An expert jury (Education, Government, Corporate and Swiss Chamber of Commerce) will evaluate the innovation submissions and select for each dimension of Workforce, Workday and Workplace an HR Innovation Award.

Important Dates:

  • Submissions open: 12.00pm SGT, 19 June 2024
  • Submission Deadline: 11.59pm SGT, 13 Sep 2024
  • Initial Assessment : Oct 2024
  • Finalists Assessment: Nov 2024
  • Awards Ceremony: 5 Dec 2024 (TBD)

How to Enter:

1. Download the Entry Guide: Get tips for success and detailed information about the award categories and criteria.

2. Submit your Entry: Showcase your innovations in the Workforce, Workday, and Workplace dimensions.

Knowledge Partner: NACE

We are thrilled to partner with NACE as our knowledge partner for the SwissCham Modern Work HR Award. NACE, the National Centre of Excellence for Workplace Learning led by Nanyang Polytechnic, is dedicated to enhancing workplace learning in Singapore. They collaborate with organisations across the country to enable employee retention and continuous learning while supporting business growth and strategies. Their expertise in fostering workplace learning and development will significantly enrich our award program, helping us recognise and celebrate the best in modern workplace practices.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Interested in sponsoring this award and have your brand associated with Swiss Excellence in HR? As a sponsor, your company will gain prominent exposure and demonstrate its commitment to pioneering modern work practices. This prestigious event is the perfect platform to showcase support for innovation and leadership in the HR realm. Please contact for sponsorship inquiries.

This Award is driven by SwissCham's People & Skills subcommittee.

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