AIA Singapore employees get $1000 work-from-home assistance scheme

The payment will enable them to get the equipment they need to enhance their home office setup and cushion any financial impact from the pandemic.
By: | June 17, 2020

AIA Singapore will give its employees S$1000 each as part of the company’s work-from-home assistance to support those who are working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The lump sum payment, which will be made to more than 1,000 employees including permanent and contract staff, will enable them to get the equipment they need to further enhance their home office setup.

It will also help cushion any financial impact that their family could be facing and ride through this challenging time.

This makes AIA the first insurance company in Singapore to provide such financial aid for its employees.

Patrick Teow, Chief Executive Officer of AIA Singapore, said that employees’ wellbeing is the company’s priority and reassured them that there are no plans for salary cuts.

“We are people-centric at AIA Singapore and place a high priority on our employees’ wellbeing as they are the force behind AIA’s success.

“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.

“There is currently no plan for any salary cuts. 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,” he added.

The company also said it 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.

In addition, it will also be granting an additional day-off for employees, to encourage them to use this time to focus on their personal wellbeing.