SUBSCRIBE: Newsletter

Human Resources



in All markets by

Are healthcare and wellbeing programmes in Asia good enough?

Hong Kong HR Masterclass Series: 19th June 2020 Data Analytics for HR
Become a true strategic partner to the business by leveraging data and analytics to make strategic talent decisions.
Register now here

Diverse workforce composition, changing talent needs and business trends often complicate decisions on healthcare and wellbeing programme design.

HR leaders and compensation and benefits professionals will share their experiences in formulating benefits strategies that can facilitate better employee engagement and increase business results at Employee Benefits Asia, the region’s biggest conference dedicated to compensation & benefits.

“The core of a results-driven healthcare and wellbeing programme is founded on the needs of the workforce and attached to organisational goals,” said Aditi Sharma Kalra, regional editor of Human Resources magazine.

“This is why Employee Benefits Asia 2016 will provide delegates successful models, practical takeaways, and expert insights on designing powerful benefits programmes.”

Employee Benefits Asia is a two-day conference happening in Singapore on 2-3 August, in Hong Kong on 9-10 August, and in Malaysia on 17-18 August. Here is how one of the topics, healthcare and wellbeing programmes, will be presented at the event.

A panel discussion headed by Tricia Lim, head of rewards at Maxis, and Chandralakshmi Thiruchelvam, director for compensation and benefits at Western Digital, will demonstrate how to structure wellness and retirement initiatives for a multi-generational workforce with stronger support for chronic illness and putting safety precautions in place.

Lim and Thiruchelvam will also appraise the wellness and retirement plans available in the market to accommodate a multi-generational workforce.

Tarun Gulrajani, head of HR for Asia Pacific at Rehau, will evaluate their current healthcare benefits strategies and share insights about the new on-site service they plan to implement to increase employee engagement and productivity in his presentation entitled “Creating a flexible health and wellness program to improve staff retention.”

Gulrajani will reflect on the challenges their company encountered, the innovative actions they took to address the problems and how it affected employee retention.

Vanessa Yen, head of HR Asia for institutional banking and markets at Commonwealth Bank, and Elaine Chan, chief health officer for general insurance at Zurich, will lead a panel discussion to address the issues surrounding medical benefits.

Yen and Chan will analyse the latest wellness programmes being implemented in Asia Pacific and other healthcare benefits, such as dental, vision and chronic disease care for employees. Yen and Chan will discuss if those medical care benefits truly cater to all types of employees in a company.

For the panel discussion “Best practices to foster health and wellness to promote employee wellbeing,” delegates will learn how employers view wellness strategies and how to measure ROI of these programmes through benchmarks.

Moderated by Molly Ang, executive director for comp and ben at Seagate International, the panel will also examine how global wellness strategies are built and how to maintain employee satisfaction among older workers.

Ang’s co-panellists are Eudora Choo, vice president for benefits governance APAC at Deutsche Bank, Kathy Goh, director of global human resources at DFS Group, and Tarun Gulrajani, Asia Pacific head of HR at Rehau.

Past Employee Benefits Asia attendees are top HR executives from leading and international companies in the region, such as Agility, Ascott International, Coca Cola, Ericsson, Google, JT International, Maxis, On Semiconductor, Philip Morris, RHB Bank, UMW Toyota Motor, and many more.

All presenters and panellists, such as Dan Gutin, regional human resources director for industrial affairs for APAC & Japan at Sanofi, are director or vice president level HR professionals with regional responsibility.

Held in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in August 2016, Employee Benefits Asia is the region’s biggest conference on compensation & benefits strategy.

The two-day annual event is focused on best practice rewards strategy, features an agenda dominated by case studies and global thought leaders, and attracts a large audience of senior HR generalists and compensation & benefits specialists as well as and CEOs, CFOs and COOs closely involved in their companies’ compensation & benefits strategies.

To get a global and Pan-Asian regional view of compensation & benefits and to increase your knowledge and skills across the rewards spectrum do not miss Employee Benefits Asia in August 2016.

To review the topics & agenda, check out the stellar speaker list and reserve your seat visit before it’s sold out. For more information please contact:

– Hong Kong: Kenneth To: Tel: +852 2861 1882, Email:
– Kuala Lumpur: Adrian Ray, Tel: +65 6423 0329, Email:
– Singapore: Che Fantonial: Tel: +65 6423 0329, Email:

Image: 123rf

Learn at your own convenience with Uniqskills Asia. Top quality online training courses
accessible anywhere, anytime. Learn more about the available courses »

Read More News


Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.