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Thumbs Up to our Service and Productivity Champions!
25 July 2011
Furama RiverFront Singapore

The 29th FDAWU/NTUC/SHA Productivity Seminar cum "Employee of the Year" and "Productivity Idea" Awards Presentation Ceremony" was held on 25 July 2011 at Furama RiverFront Singapore.


The Guest-of-Honour for the event was Mr Teo Ser Luck, Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry.


Held in conjunction with the annual seminar was the presentation of the "Employee of the Year" Award and the 2nd Productivity Idea Award.


" Employee of the Year" Award


51 deserving employees, nominated by their respective hotels, were recognised with the "Employee of the Year" Award for their excellent performance and contribution to productivity at the workplace.


Each award winners was recognised with a certificate of commendation and a customised collar pin.


" Productivity Idea" Award


Given out for the second time, the Productivity Idea Award aims to encourage hotels to innovate and to put in place initiatives that motivate employees to contribute ideas and suggestions to increase productivity at the workplace.


From a pool of 14 nominations, Ms Satinah Binte Atan, Income Auditor from Peninsula.Excelsior Hotel was selected as the winner of the individual award. The winning idea involved putting in place an improved work process involving checks at various key stages to enhance billing accuracies.


The award for the team category went to Royal Plaza on Scotts for its innovative idea of a customised motorised garbage disposal belt that can automatically transport garbage to a centralised disposal area that is located uphill.


In addition to a certificate of commendation, the winners for the individual and group award also received a cash prize of $100 and $500 respectively.


Heartiest congratulations to all winners!


Launch of the "SHA Registry of Casual Workers"


The event also saw the official launch of the "SHA Registry of Casual Workers" by Guest-of-Honour, Mr Teo Ser Luck, President of SHA, Madam Kay Kuok, CEO of e2i, Mr Ang Hin Kee and President of FDAWU, Mr Abdul Subhan.


By automatically matching registered jobseekers to ad-hoc and short-term assignments posted by hotels, the online portal (housed at aims to provide a pool of casual workers to augment manpower for the hotel industry.


In the upcoming months, the SHA will be embarking on a series of advertisements and outreach exercises to increase the number of casual workers in the Registry.


So sign up now and be part of the Registry - a complimentary value-added service for SHA hotel members.


For more information on the Registry, please contact the SHA secretariat at 6513 0233.



Here's what the participating hotels and jobseekers have to say about the online portal!


"The SHA Registry of Casual Workers has been useful and timely in referring casual labour to the hotel."

Rainie, Banquet Coordinator, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore


"The SHA Registry of Casual Workers" has been a source of manpower support to the hotel."

You Chye, Banquet Operations Manager, Grand Park City Hall


"The portal is easy to navigate and I frequently receive job invitations through my mobile phone. The banquet staff have been very helpful especially with my very first banquet job assignment."

Andriana, 24 year old candidate, working adult holding full-time job


"I have thoroughly enjoyed all my banquet work experiences. Even though I am new at the job, the banquet staff seniors patiently taught me all that I needed to know. I am thankful for Hotel for providing me with many hotel ad-hoc job opportunities."

Peggy, 62 year old candidate, retiree


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