Aligning people with business strategy: Malaysia’s new HR roadmap

The CHRO Series returns to Malaysia to discuss and strategise how organisations can cultivate their workforce to drive growth in 2024 and beyond.
By: | June 12, 2024

As organisations in Malaysia embark on a new transformative journey to strengthen welfare, enhance skills, and elevate the success of the workforce, HRM Asia’s CHRO Series is returning to Malaysia to provide CHROs in the country with a platform to discuss key trends and develop strategies that will align their people with business goals to drive growth in 2024 and beyond.

To be held at the Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara on 10 July 2014, CHRO Malaysia 2024 is taking place against the backdrop of the release of the National Human Resource Policy Framework earlier this year.

With the framework focused on providing guidelines to implement human capital development programmes in Malaysia, CHRO Malaysia 2024 will see esteemed HR leaders such as Dr Murugappan, Chief Human Resources Officer, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), in his session titled, Revolutionising Rewards: Elevating Employees’ Earning Potential through Strategic Upskilling and Wage Growth, discuss how skills training can help strengthen the workforce with better career prospects and benefits as Malaysia combats a talent drain.

To prepare for the future, organisations need to introduce a digital touch. In her session titled, The Future of HR: Integrating Technology to Drive Business Performance in MalaysiaKaren Lee, Managing Director Southeast Asia & Oceania, BIPO, will look to explore the integration of predictive analytics, and cloud-based HR systems to enhance decision-making and workforce management. Attendees will gain insights to effectively implement these technologies, align with business strategies, and achieve measurable outcomes in 2024 and beyond.

For organisations looking to harness the full potential and benefits of Generative Artificial Intelligence (Gen AI) technology to drive business productivity and capability growth, blending operational gains with a people-first mindset and bringing a holistic, yet people-centred perspective to upskilling and reskilling amid a growing digital economy remains the game changer to building organisational resilience and creating sustainable value. Join Eklavya Bhave, Head of Asia at Coursera, at the Harnessing the Power of GenAI to Fuel Workforce Productivity and Augment Talent Transformation session, where he will demonstrate the importance of pairing Gen AI capabilities with clear business purpose and reflect how its usage can enhance the strategic, operational, and experiential realities of the future of work.

For CHROs looking to navigate Malaysia’s evolving workforce landscape, the Transforming Leadership: Using People Analytics and Personality Insights to Drive Business Success session is not too be missed.  Anne-Marie Paiement, Senior Consultant, International Team, Hogan Assessments, and Lee Zhen Yi, Senior Manager, Asia, Optimal Consulting Group, will provide key insights that will empowers CHROs to strategically harness people analytics and personality data for aligning leadership with business goals. CHROs, said Paiement and Lee, can adeptly select and develop leaders poised to drive organisational success with the help of predictive analytics and understanding key personality characteristics.

With people-centric policies and strategies a priority for many organisations today, CHROs are keen to better understand how to improve the holistic wellbeing of employees. In her session titled, Transcending Employee Wellbeing: Embracing a Culture of Engagement and Empathy, Dato’ Norashikin Ismail, Vice President of Human Resources, Asia, Synthomer will delve into how organisations can create a work culture that prioritises employee happiness and fulfilment. CHROs can learn why organisations must foster a supportive work environment that promotes mental health, work-life balance, professional development, and a sense of purpose and fulfilment.

Another session that CHROs looking to understand how to build a people-first will be presented by Russell Flint, Director, Business Development APAC, O.C. Tanner. Titled Building a People-Centric Culture of Recognition for the Modern Workforce, Flint will look at the importance of taking a people-centred approach to managing change, redefining empathy, and connecting with frontline employees. He will also share meaningful insights around culture change that include making the majority of an organisation’s workforce – ‘the 80%’ – feel seen and valued, including turning empathy from a buzzword into an impactful, teachable practice for leaders, and redefining resilience as a key to more effectively managing change.

READ MORE: CHRO Series 2024: Measuring the pulse of work in South-East Asia

To find out more about CHRO Malaysia 2024, which is supported by premium sponsors BIPO, Coursera, Hogan Assessments Systems, and OC Tanner, click here.