For taking the extra mile to make the firm a welcoming workplace for staff members with disabilities.
KPMG is honoured at the 2014 Enabling Employers Awards
In recognition for cultivating an inclusive workplace.
BY Roslina Sim
For taking the extra mile to make the firm a welcoming workplace for staff members with disabilities, KPMG was one of more than 70 firms recognised at the Enabling Employers Awards Gala Dinner 2014.
The ceremony, which took place at Gardens by the Bay on 24 April, also saw the unveiling of a new scheme to encourage employers to hire persons with disabilities by defraying the costs of consultancy, training, and modifying infrastructure.
To this end, the government has set aside $30 million for the Open Door Programme, previously named the Open Door Fund, which will be managed by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency. It is expected to help some 4,000 people with disabilities and 1,000 employers.
Partner for People, Performance and Culture Stephen Tjoa, who was present to receive the award on KPMG’s behalf, said: "We are constantly looking for ways to make KPMG a place where everyone is valued for their hard work and abilities. It is also heartening to note that we have received feedback that clients like Deutsche Bank is keen to learn from KPMG as we are seen to be one of the more progressive firms in the diversity and inclusion space."
Jan Lee from Clarity was also honoured for being an exemplary employee. He said that he owed it to understanding and caring colleagues and partners, who made working here possible. Said Jan: "I want to thank them for their unwavering support. I wouldn’t be where I am now without their guidance."