The Tripartite Alliance Award (TA Award) recognises exemplary organisations that have effectively implemented fair, responsible and progressive employment practices. The TA Award presents an invaluable opportunity for employers to be recognised as one of the best organisations to work for in Singapore. To take part in the TA Award, employers must first be nominated by their employees, union, service provider or extended workforce (depending on the category/ies applied for).
The TA Award, conferred by the tripartite partners (namely Ministry of Manpower (MOM), National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF)) celebrates organisations who excel in building fair and progressive workplaces and keep employees at the heart of their progress. Progressive employment practices are HR strategies, policies, programmes and practices that create and sustain an inclusive workplace. We recognise that when our employees find fulfilment in meaningful jobs and quality workplaces, they will also contribute more effectively to business results.
The TA Award is managed by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) on behalf of the tripartite partners.
The TA Award comes in 4 categories, namely:
- FAIR AND PROGRESSIVE EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES
- WORK-LIFE EXCELLENCE
- AGE INCLUSIVE PRACTICES
- RESPONSIBLE BEST SOURCING
In each award category, organisations can nominate individuals for the Leadership and/or Workplace Advocate Awards. The Leadership Award recognises senior management (Directors and above) who have made exceptional contributions in the category of the award, by supporting fair and progressive employment practices, and their deep commitment and outstanding leadership to create an inclusive workplace. The Workplace Advocate Award recognises middle management and supervisors who have been effective contributors and change agents in the category of the award, and have successfully operationalised and enabled their organisation’s strategies, plans and initiatives in this category.
The TA Award is open to all Singapore-based organisations who have signed the TAFEP Employers’ Pledge of Fair Employment Practices, adopted the required Tripartite Standards1 as well as completed the Fair & Progressive Employment Index (FPE Index). Tripartite Alliance Limited (TAL) and the tripartite partners (MOM, NTUC and SNEF) are not eligible to participate.
To get started, employers have to be nominated by an employee or the union with the exception of the “Responsible Best Sourcing” category, in which employers may be nominated by a service provider, or their extended workforce working with them.
Nominated employers will then be assessed by representatives from the tripartite partner agencies, academics and industry experts as well as TAFEP.
1 Please refer to the eligibility criteria for the required Tripartite Standards to adopt for each award category.