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Volkswagen, Google, HP reveal talent acquisition strategies

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With today’s job market, HR leaders and recruitment specialists are encouraged to reinvent their hiring systems if they want to secure dream candidates for critical roles. At Recruitment Asia, the region’s biggest recruitment and talent acquisition strategy conference, HR leaders and regional talent acquisition specialists will reveal how they overcame employment nightmares and achieve phenomenal results from initiating innovative approaches to recruitment.

Recruitment Asia 2016, a two-day conference happening in Singapore on 1-2 November and on 15-16 November in Kuala Lumpur, will discuss the latest sourcing strategies, retention programmes, impact of technological integration, and employer branding essentials.

“Recruitment strategies are often unique to each hiring need, but they should all live up to industry standards,” said Aditi Sharma Kalra, regional editor of Human Resources magazine. “This is why at Recruitment Asia 2016, the talent executives from the region’s biggest employers will share their most successful sourcing methods and acquisition practices.”

In her case study presentation entitled “Implementing a structured and top-notch selection process to identify best fit,” Sharmeel Kaur, head of human resources at Volkswagen, will unveil ways to enhance overall selection strategy to identify and secure high-potential talent. She will also share best practices in designing interview techniques via psychometric tests, assessment centres, role-plays etc.

What does an exciting career path look like for graduate talent today? Daniel Wasik, Google’s head of talent and outreach programme, will present the latest trends in his presentation “Graduate talent management – diverse programmes to attract candidates with the right qualities.” Delegates will gain new insights and practical approaches they can apply when marketing innovative graduate programmes and managing talent’s expectations of the organisation.

Identifying the right talent that fits one’s business model and culture is important for Rachel Fitton, head of talent acquisition, APAC, at HP. The secrets to implementing a cost-efficient sourcing strategy will be revealed in her case study presentation “Designing a proactive candidate sourcing strategy to attract the right talent.” Fitton’s discussion will also discuss technology and how it can be leveraged for more effective talent identification and assessment.

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 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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