Why Companies Should Have Family-Friendly Workplaces

By Desiree Yang

The total fertility rate in Singapore has been on the decline for many years now and as of last year, it stood at 1.19. While the government has made efforts to boost birth rates by rolling out policies like the Marriage and Parenthood Package, Singaporeans have remarked that the package still does not adequately address their concerns and struggles (e.g. having difficulty balancing work and family commitments), even with the enhancements that were introduced in 2013. The solution then just might lie with addressing the root of their concerns – the workplace. A company’s employees are its greatest asset, and an office of motivated, satisfied and focused employees is a successful and productive one. However, employees often have a lot more on their minds than just hitting their key performance indicators (KPI) for the quarter, especially so for those who are parents or caregivers. (Read More Here!)

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Why Singapore Working Parents Should Have Easy Access to a Children’s Crèche

By Durga Elamaran

Given the rising cost of living and hectic lifestyle in Singapore, married couples are often dual-income earners just to support their family and save up for the future. And when it comes to having children, working parents often hire a maid, turn to relatives or utilise childcare services.

These options are effective, but they each have their own shortcomings. So why not consider a children’s crèche instead? Similar to a childcare centre, a children’s crèche is an on-site facility at a sufficiently large workplace which provides your child with a play area and other necessities while you’re at work, with the added benefit of having your child close. Here are some advantages of a children’s crèche: (Read More Here!)

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