Founded in 1958 in Sydney, Australia, Lendlease has grown into a multinational construction, property and infrastructure company with properties across Australia, Asia and the Americas.
The Singapore branch of Lendlease is perhaps best known for Paya Lebar Quarter, a mixed development space that combines modern offices, retail, and residential spaces with ample greenery for an attractive, sustainable community.
One of the contributing factors of Lendlease’s success is their focus on the well-being of both their staff and customers. People are at the heart of everything they do.
Use of Targetted Programmes
Lendlease considers their employees as their greatest asset, which is why they do their best to provide their staff with the support they need for health and wellbeing. Landlease has developed a companywide health and wellbeing framework for staff, and achieve the framework’s goals through the implementation of a targetted programme.
The programme, called RENEW, is an online portal and mobile app designed to facilitate a healthy lifestyle, all within Singapore. There is also the Global Mental Health First Aid certified programme, which seeks to identify and guide employees who are undergoing personal or professional challenges.
RENEW has proven to be exceptionally successful, with about 75% participation of Lendlease’s staff. The app allows for flexibility and even some friendly competition. Fitness leaderboards are constantly updated for everyone to see.
The app also allows employees to book for well-being leave – each Singapore staff member is allotted three of them each year. The leave is to help alleviate stress and give them a break from the workplace.
Engage and Retain Employees
Lendlease launched the RENEW and mental health programmes in an effort to create a more positive work environment for their employees. Happy, satisfied employees are more productive – they are more engaged, and less likely to resign.
Thanks to their people-centric approach to employee engagement, Lendlease Singapore has a consistently low attrition rate. It also has a positive effect on performance – Lendlease is a globally competitive brand.