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The rise of the digital workplace: Recruitment Asia 2017



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How does digital workplace transformation affect recruitment strategies? Asia’s brightest recruitment specialists will reveal how their respective organisations approach changes at Recruitment Asia, the region’s foremost conference on talent acquisition.

Recruitment Asia 2017 is a two-day conference taking place in Malaysia on 31 October – 1 November and in Singapore on 2-3 November. The event will explore the most critical subjects in the industry today, such as the rise of the digital workplace.

“Automation in HR will change the way HR attract and engage talent in many ways,” said Aditi Sharma Kalra, regional editor of Human Resources magazine. “This is why Recruitment Asia 2017 will break down how a digital workplace can improve communication, employee experience, and hiring processes.”

In his case study entitled “HR as an enabler for workforce optimisation and retention,” Robert St Jacques, global human resources director at iFlix, will explain how HR can bring out the best in employees regardless of their time frame in the organisation for both the employer and employees. He will lay out best practices and methods in engaging people. Forecasting potential staff retention rate will also be discussed.

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Ramya Balakrishnan, senior human resources business partner at Unilever, will expand on the role of social media platforms in the recruitment process in her case study presentation, “Addressing employability among digital natives.” Balakrishnan will establish the value of soft skills and work experience in hiring. She will also touch upon the creation of a systematic approach to broaden the capability of recruitment.

A case study entitled “Creating a digital workplace with more agile and digital capabilities” will demonstrate how to build a talent network model in an organisation. Leesa Rawlings, head of talent acquisition for APAC at Diageo, will present various techniques on how to make the recruitment process more agile and dynamic. The session will elaborate how HR can get a balanced integration of people and machine.

Douglas Kelly, Asia HR business partner for R&D organisation at 3M, will scrutinise the legacy companies lacking in the modern data driven world. His case study presentation “How to optimise legacy employment models” will show how the development of a new workforce can solidify competitiveness. He will also emphasise how an open talent marketplace can enable change and innovation.

Past companies represented on the agenda include AIG, Airbnb, Bloomberg, Cisco, Citi, Coca Cola, Ericsson, Google, HP, Manulife, Maxis, Philips, PWC, Sanofi, Shell, Unilever, Zalora, and many more. All presenters and panellists are director or VP level HR professionals with regional responsibility.

Senior HR professionals who do not want to be left behind can visit the event website www.recruitmentasia.net for more information, or contact the following regional producers:

– Singapore: Priya Veeriah, Regional Producer, priyav@humanresourcesonline.net, +65 6423 0329
– For Malaysia: Nikita Erpini, Regional Producer, nikitae@humanresourcesonline.net,+65 6423 0329



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