Job-search Workshops in Singapore

Job-search Workshops in Singapore

HP offers employees four hours of company time per month to devote to volunteerism.

In workshops arranged through the Women's Welfare Association of Singapore, 30 human resource professionals from HP taught students valuable job-search skills, including résumé writing, interviewing techniques, and business etiquette.

Arranged through the Women's Welfare Association of Singapore, workshops led by the the employees gave the students valuable job-search skills, including resumé writing and interviewing techniques.

The volunteers also used creative tools such as role-playing exercises and hypothetical scenarios to demonstrate proper etiquette during a job interview.

HP volunteers in Singapore mentored local youth, drawing on their human resources expertise to help them build essential job-search and interviewing skills.

After the workshop sessions, the volunteers and students regrouped to discuss best practices. The students shared inspiring stories that showed the HP volunteers their efforts had been successful.

HP makes programs such as this one possible by giving employees four hours of company time per month to devote to volunteerism. Around the world, HP's human resource teams are making significant impact by giving pro bono time and talent back into our communities.

"The sentiment that the group took away was clear," says HP's Leo Chan, HR Global Operations, Asia Pacific & Japan. "Community engagement is a wonderful way to give back and build team spirit. In fact, we felt it was such a great success that the volunteers have committed to organize regular events throughout the year to continue the momentum generated through this pilot event."