Company lauded for moving workers up skills ladder

Shalom Movers chief operating officer Gabriel Lam (left) and chief executive officer Gideon Lam, who are brothers, believe in upgrading their workers' skills. Their company was one of two to be the first recipients of a new certification given out to
Shalom Movers chief operating officer Gabriel Lam (left) and chief executive officer Gideon Lam, who are brothers, believe in upgrading their workers' skills. Their company was one of two to be the first recipients of a new certification given out to firms that foster healthy learning environments. Signify, previously known as Philips Lighting, was the other recipient.ST PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR

Providing opportunities for employees to sharpen their abilities landed Shalom Movers its first award from consultancy group Great Place To Work Institute Singapore.

The company's workers "really had a thirst for learning", said Mr Gabriel Lam, its chief operating officer, adding that staff were constantly asking management about ways to improve with their SkillsFuture Credit, a government initiative to encourage lifelong learning.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 08, 2018, with the headline 'Company lauded for moving workers up skills ladder'. Print Edition | Subscribe