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Companies with successful global mobility programs are those that harmonise innovation and strategic resolutions with paradigm shifts and changing workforce needs.

The benefits are varied, from increased productivity to greater employee satisfaction to significant cost savings.

The secrets of their success will be revealed at Workforce Mobility Interactive 2016, Asia’s most anticipated gathering of HR leaders and mobility specialists.

This year’s stellar speakers line-up includes HR executives from Atmel, Wallem Group and Western Digital.

Taking place in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in February 2016, Workforce Mobility Interactive 2016 is an exclusive invitation-only conference open to director and VP-level HR professionals and mobility specialists from global and multinational companies.

“People will relocate for the right opportunity so the role of HR is to understand and respond to talent needs and design global mobility programmes that are all-inclusive yet competitive,” said Aditi Sharma Kalra, regional editor of Human Resources magazine.

“That’s what our brilliant speakers from well-respected companies in Asia will demonstrate to the delegates of Workforce Mobility Interactive 2016.”

Now in its second year, Workforce Mobility Interactive will focus on the key areas of staff mobility and expatriate management research into the HR community has found to represent the most pressing issues for HR professionals in Asia. Among the speakers of the event are:

Ricky Long, senior director of human resources for APAC at Atmel Corporation, carries over 20 years of human resources management experience in the service and technology sectors, including posts in companies such as Sybase and SAS.

In his current role at Atmel, he is in charge with talent acquisition, talent management and organisation development. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and Master of Arts from the University of Guelph.

With over 25 years work experience, Deborah Mannas, group head of human resources at Wallem Group, has been recognised for setting the human capital vision and driving out talent management programmes across her previous and current companies.

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As an experienced coach and facilitator, Mannas holds interactive workshops on performance management, recruitment and selection and time management.

Her other specialisations are the implementation of strategy maps and the balanced scorecard and training others on their use as part of the driving the overall HCM philosophy.

Chandralakshmi Thiruchelvam, director of compensation & benefits for Asia at Western Digital, handles strategy development and compensation & benefits management for the company’s factories in the region.

Before joining Western Digital, she worked with various consulting houses, serving a variety of multinationals, government bodies, and large companies across different industry sectors and countries.

Among her accomplishments are compensation package design, benefits package audit and design, organisational structure design, incentive plan design, business process reengineering, job evaluations and employee evaluations.

Other companies represented on the Workforce Mobility Interactive agenda are Daimler, Dell, General Electric, General Motors, Mastercard, Mondelez, Siemens and Unilever and many more.

All presenters & panellists, such as Caroline Thorley-Farrer, regional head of mobility Asia Pacific at British American Tobacco, are director or vice president level HR professionals with regional responsibility.

Held in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in February 2016, Workforce Mobility Interactive is Asia’s only regional conference on staff mobility and expatriate management strategy.

Attendance to the one-day annual event is strictly by invitation only with invitations reserved for senior in-house HR professionals. Attendance is capped at 100 delegates.

Workforce Mobility Interactive 2016 focuses on the most pressing issues pertinent to mobility and expatriate management such as international compensation & benefits, global talent management, return on investment, and regulatory compliance as well as risks and opportunities in dealing with an evolving intergenerational and diverse global workforce.

To get a global and Pan-Asian regional view of staff mobility and expatriate management strategy, do not miss Workforce Mobility Interactive 2016.

Human Resources’ “interactive-style” conference format is a unique blend of case study presentations, panel discussions and roundtable discussions in which delegates work through five topic areas in a single day – an experience described by attendees as eight hours of intense peer learning.

Senior HR managers and mobility specialists interested in participating in Workforce Mobility Interactive can visit the event website www.workforcemobility.asia or call the following members of the Human Resources magazine team:

– For Hong Kong: Evon Yew, Regional Producer, evony@humanresourcesonline.net, +65 6423 0329
– For Kuala Lumpur: Jenilyn Rabino, regional production lead,  jenilynr@humanresourcesonline.net, +65 6423 0329
– For Singapore: Sharissa Chan, regional producer, sharissac@humanresourcesonline.net, +65 6423 0329

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