AIA Singapore employees will receive S$1,000 to cushion and assist their work from home setup

| 18 Jun 2020

AIA Singapore announced that all employees (all permanent and contract staff) will receive S$1,000 as part of the company's focus on its people, to help its staff who are working remotely from home during the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, to ensure that they can get the equipment they need to further enhance their home office setup.

This move will help its staff cushion any financial impact that their family could be facing and ride through this challenging time. AIA Singapore recognises and appreciates the continued commitment and resilience of its employees in keeping the company going during this time and wants to ensure that they are well taken care of.

In embracing new norms, AIA Singapore is working to extend flexible work from home arrangements for all staff as part of a permanent arrangement even after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, to provide them with more flexibility and encourage better work-life integration.

Employees will be able to choose which days of the week that they would like to work from home, customising their time and working arrangements around their individual needs. Employees will be granted an additional day-off as encouragement to focus on their personal wellbeing.

Mr Patrick Teow, Chief Executive Officer of AIA Singapore said that there are currently no plans for any salary cuts. Adding that, "We are in this together and it is even more so during these unprecedented times that we want to assure them of our emphasis to preserve jobs and commitment to invest in their continuous personal and professional development." 

He said," Being a leading life insurer, there is no better time for us to demonstrate leadership by providing peace of mind during times when people need us most. We would like to convey our deepest appreciation to our employees and thank them for their continual commitment and dedication in stepping up to support our company and our customers.”

Going beyond for their employees

As part of AIA Singapore’s continuous commitment to upskill its employees, AIA Singapore is proactively engaging with its entire employee base to embrace a culture of experimentation and innovation as part of its efforts to stay on the pulse of business and digital transformation. In addition to the available learning platform, LinkedIn Learning, where all employees can access to content such as Customer Experience, Customer Relationship Management, Digital and Tech and Personal Effectiveness.

To bring employees together virtually to keep healthy in the mind, body and soul, AIA Singapore rolled out virtual sessions to staff on mental wellness, work from home ergonomics and fitness etc. These extended benefits are the latest in a series of measures introduced by AIA Singapore to support its employees during this challenging time.

Ms Wong Sze Keed, CEO-Designate and Chief Distribution Officer of AIA Singapore, said: “We have always endeavoured to be more than just an insurer, in good times and bad; we want to be a partner through life’s journey. That promise starts with our employees. They make AIA Singapore, they define our culture and are the driving force of our organisation, now more than ever. Their holistic wellbeing is of upmost importance and, regardless of the situation or what role they play, we are committed to improving their overall wellbeing and providing them with assurance when they need it most.”

Helping the community get back on track
AIA Singapore will be offering over 200 job opportunities through its various recruitment campaigns for jobseekers who are keen to embark in the wealth management and insurance associate roles. Additionally, to support fresh and recent graduates, AIA Singapore is also joining the SGUnited Traineeships Programme to offer traineeship positions for digital roles such as Data Analytics, UX Design, and more.


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