HRM Awards 2018: SIM Award for Best Talent Management Practices (under 500 employees)
Kemin Industries Asia may not be the biggest company, but it was the big winner in a strong field of nominees for the SIM Award for Best Talent Management Practices for small and medium organisations, at this year's HRM Awards.
CEO Davis Foong happy to share he was “elated” at taking home one of the biggest prizes for smaller employers. It was something that I worked very hard at – to present the best of Kemin for this award nomination,” he said, adding that he believes business growth is dependent on the company’s ability to attract and retain talent.
“The company is very clear and very cognisant that talent management is linked to the growth of the company, and the company has been growing aggressively for the past five to 10 years.”
Davis noted that the entire team – from board level down – is aware of the talent management strategy and the role they play in it. “My team – what they need to have – is the ability to execute the strategy of talent management.”
Lim Mei Mei, Marketing Director of SIM Global Education, says she was very pleased to have presented the SIM Award for Best Talent Management Practices for smaller employers in particular.
“In the past 54 years of its existence, SIM been supporting the economy as strategic partners in promoting HR optimisation and effectiveness,” she said. “SMEs form 99% of businesses in Singapore and contribute more than half of its GDP – and we think that working with SMEs is critical. It’s a collaborative effort between institution and industry to shape up talents for the economy."