JOB CREATION AND EMPLOYMENT
COVID-19 has changed the future of workplaces. The prevalence of remote working presents a set of challenges and opportunities, including redesigning of job scopes and developing new communication and collaborative working methods.
For CDL, maintaining employee engagement 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. For our continual efforts in improving human resource initiatives, CDL was awarded one of the “Best Companies to Work for in Asia” by HR Asia Magazine in 2020. Since 2018, CDL has been the only real estate company in Singapore to be included in the sector-neutral Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), and is one of six Singapore companies listed on the 2021 index.
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 and upgrading employees to equip them with relevant skills for the future.
In end-2020, we launched the biennial employee engagement survey. Despite the challenging year, our 2020 engagement score remained at 79%, above the Singapore norm by 7%.
Our Employees. As of 31 December 2020, CDL hired a total of 415 employees for its operations headquartered in Singapore where most of its business in property development and asset management is based, excluding hotel properties. Close to 4.8% of our employees were hired on a temporary basis with tenure of more than one year.