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There is no question that as innovation in recruitment moves forward, technology alone will not do all the work. Despite easier access to the talent market, the best talent does not just appear at a company’s doorstep.

Top HR executives from major employers across the region, such as Coca Cola, Nestlé and Sony, will correct more recruitment myths and provide in-depth discussions at Recruitment Asia, the region’s most comprehensive and insightful event in recruitment and talent acquisition.

Recruitment Asia 2016 is a two-day conference happening in Singapore on 1-2 November and on 15-16 November in Kuala Lumpur.

“Due to new technologies and systems, the recruitment scene has evolved and altered many HR processes from hiring to branding,” said Aditi Sharma Kalra, regional editor of Human Resources magazine.

“This year’s Recruitment Asia conference will delve into the latest strategies, trends and issues affecting HR generalists and talent acquisition specialists and guide them in taking advantage of today’s new opportunities.”

Recruitment Asia 2016 will discuss the latest sourcing strategies, retention programmes, impact of technological integration, and employer branding essentials. Imparting their experiences in these fields are some of the most trusted HR practitioners in Asia:

The role of Gaurav Sharma as human resources director at Coca Cola is to develop talent and people capability, improve employee engagement and lead HR transformation for a sustainable business that is aligned with the company’s vision, mission and values. Before joining Coca Cola, Sharma has worked with major consumer goods companies such as PepsiCo, ICI (now Akzo Nobel) and Vega Foods. Sharma specialises in performance management, talent management, talent acquisition, organisational development, and leadership development.

Nicholas Dillon Paul Manjit, the HR business partner for commercial business at Nestlé, has over 10 years experience in human resources specialising in recruitment. In his current role, he is responsible for implementing and driving the Nestle Continuous Excellence Foundation programme. Manjit started at Nestlé as the head of talent acquisition in February 2014. One of his accomplishments is the implementation of talent acquisition through social media and lean methodology in the recruitment process.

Imre Vadasz boasts 20 years of experience in human resources with accomplishments ranging from developing strong HR teams and regional HR platforms to designing end-to-end European HR process inventory to establishing leadership and talent development initiatives and culture change programmes.

Today, as regional director of human resources at Sony Electronics, Vadasz leads the company’s HR functions across Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa. Vadasz’s professional background includes application development and sales operations covering the areas of supply planning, customer service, trade marketing and activity management. He holds an MSC in System Development from the Budapest University of Technology and Economy in Hungary.

Past Recruitment Asia participants are senior HR leaders from major employers in the region, such as Petronas, Maybank, L’Oréal, Shell, Unilever, and Weir Group. All presenters and panellists, such as Anuradha Katyal, HR Director, SEA at Scania South East Asia, are director or vice president level HR professionals with regional responsibility.

Held in Malaysia and Singapore in November, Recruitment Asia is the region’s most comprehensive discussion recruitment and retention.

Senior HR professionals and recruitment specialists who do not want to be left behind about the latest recruiting strategies and issues can visit the event website. For more information, please contact:

For Malaysia:
– Adrian Ray, Tel: +65 6423 0329, Email:
– Renamel Torres, Tel: +65 6423 0329, Email:

For Singapore:
– Che Fantonial, Tel: +65 6423 0329, Email:
– Hema Siranjeevi, Tel: +65 6423 0329, Email:

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