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How does technological change and talent market transition affect hiring processes and headcount status? Recruitment Asia, the region’s most comprehensive and insightful event in recruitment and talent acquisition, will gather experienced HR leaders and recruitment specialist to discuss the latest recruiting trends, staffing goals, and overall industry outlook.

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

“The unique challenges and opportunities faced by recruitment professionals today require the right practices and solutions,” said Aditi Sharma Kalra, regional editor of Human Resources magazine. “Recruitment Asia 2016 will identify talent management processes thatcan bring about unyielding hiring success.”

Recruitment Asia 2016 will discuss the latest sourcing strategies, retention programmes, impact of technological integration, and employer branding essentials. Here is how one of the topics, recruitment industry outlook, will be presented at the event.

The leaders’ panel discussion “Local versus international talent – key considerations in recruitment and retention” will tackle the hottest issues in recruitment today, including government regulations and requirements and manpower optimisation in global economic downturn. Techniques on building local pipelines and other key activities in recruitment and retention will be laid out. The panel is composed of Eugene Lam, regional HR director at Kimberly-Clark, Adele Png, head talent acquisition ASEAN at Philips Electronics, and Freddie Chow, chief talent officer, APAC at Sanofi-Aventis.

Another leaders’ panel discussion will shed light on the talent shortage issue and offer suggestions on how to recruit and win the talent war. Nora Abdul Manaf, group chief human capital officer at Maybank, and Sunil Kumar, senior director for talent management, Asia Pacific, at AIG will be among the panellists. They will exchange insights about the current challenges in retention, from strategies to initiatives to evaluations. The other issues they will address are workforce planning in economic downturn and regulatory requirements.

The CEO keynote address will get to the bottom of defining the role of recruitment in a company’s decision making processes. The discussion will also recommend strategies in recruiting the right talent, aligning recruitment functions to business goals, and reshaping multigenerational talent for different roles in an organisation.

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 & 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 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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