JOB CREATION AND EMPLOYMENT
The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally shifted working environments. The normalisation of remote work has impacted how our workforce communicates, connects and delivers. New opportunities for digital transformation and collaborative methods sharpen our competitive advantage of driving engagement and achieving organisational agility.
For CDL, maintaining alignment and driving teamwork and development across online and offline work environments are key priorities. Through a three-pronged approach of developing, engaging and caring for employees, we are committed to driving productivity, employee satisfaction and talent retention for organisational excellence. In 2021, CDL received the Human Resources Director 5-Star Employer of Choice award for our achievements across a range of areas including leadership, learning and development, well-being, and diversity and inclusion. We were also awarded one of the “Best Companies to Work for in Asia” by HR Asia Magazine in 2021.
CDL’s recruitment process adheres to the strict guidelines on non-discrimination and fairness, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, or age. Beyond providing jobs and caring for our direct employees through comprehensive benefits schemes, we also invest significantly in training to upskill our employees to be future ready.
Conducted biennially, our last employee engagement survey was held in 2020. The 2020 engagement score was 79%, which is 7% above the Singapore norm. The next survey will be carried out in 2022.
Our Employees. As of 31 December 2021, CDL hired a total of 408 employees for our operations headquartered in Singapore, where most of our business in property development and asset management is based, excluding hotel properties. Close to 4% of our employees were hired on a temporary basis with a tenure of more than one year. In 2021, CDL did not have any employees with non-guaranteed hours.