A Journey to Transformation
August 24, 2022 • Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
For two years of restriction, many businesses and its leaders have encountered unattractive phenomenon as everyone grappled with the effects of the out break. Add to that the ongoing drive and push for digitisation across functions and processes, truly it is a long and winding road for HR leaders and the work force as they continue to rise through change and challenges.
In light of the ongoing transformation initiatives in the country, “more than 9 out of 10 Malaysian respondents want their employers or the government to provide skills assessment tests” according to a Randstad report. In congruence to a study by Gartner, in terms of spending and investment, it has been found that in this year 2022, 65% of respondents are into executing business transformations – evident in the finding that there is a 17% decrease from last year when it comes to optimizing costs. Going back to the Randstad reference, it also showed that Malaysia is experiencing the impact of the ‘great resignation‘ that many businesses are faced with across the globe. There are employees who look for greener pastures and it is evident with the, quoting Randstad, “51% of respondents [who] value career growth opportunities.” The woes on implementations of back to office policy is also a contributor to this issue as employees make an attempt to compromise with employers who need people in the office. There are also those who no longer find benefits and compensation unattractive and the lack of support from employers in so many areas of job performance that therefore disconnects the employee not only to his colleagues but most importantly to the employer. In connection to this, “workers who feel connected to their employers are 75 times more likely to feel engaged compared to those who feel a disconnect with management” according to a research.
Due to the wide and tangible effects of the great resignation, HR leaders have been prompted to strategize and design better benefits, experiences, and workplace environments. To create frameworks of inclusivity, to realize and achieve goals, and to ensure employee well–being and safety.
In the sphere of HR, many topics of discussion are needed to be tackled. And in this 11th edition of Rockbird Media‘s HR Leaders Asia on August 24, expect the top–notch HR leaders and partners to be part of this event specially curated for you and your needs.
Dr. Loo Leap Han, Ph.D. (Malaya)
Group Head of Talent Management, Biomed Global
Chee Gay Lim
Group Chief Human Resources, TDCX
Fong Tuan Chen
Senior Executive Vice President (Group Human Capital), Maybank
Head of HR Performance Operations ASIA/MENA/LATM, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia
Haikal M Z Akmar
Chief Human Resources Officer, UOA Group
Nadiah Abdullah Tan
Chief Human Resources Officer, SP Setia Berhad
Head of Culture Engagement and Employee Engagement, Celcom Malaysia
Dr. Jessica Tang
Group Head of Talent Development, Top Glove Corporation Bhd.
Head of Talent Management, Mah Sing Group Berhad
Human Resources Director, APAC Flexsys
Anjali Velayudhan Menon
Human Resources Director of Dutch Lady Milk Industries, Friesland Campina
Director of Business Development, Malaysia DDI-Asia/Pacific International, Ltd. (DDI Malaysia)