ASEAN Future of Work: Addressing post-pandemic workplace strategies

Discover the latest workplace strategies and insights from industry experts at ASEAN Future of Work, a key event during HR Tech Festival Asia 2023.
By: | May 3, 2023

With the pandemic bringing significant changes to the business landscape, organisations have had to quickly evolve and adapt to new modes of work.

To lead the discussion on how organisations can formulate strategies for a post-pandemic workplace, HR Tech Festival Asia 2023, which is taking place from May 10-11, will be featuring ASEAN Future of Work, a high-level conference for regional governments, unions, and private sector leaders to discuss strategies for a post-pandemic workplace.

Two panel discussions will be held during the conference, each focusing on crucial aspects for the future of work. The first panel discussion, titled Navigating Flexible Work Arrangements (FWAs) – A Key Strategy in a Post-Pandemic Economy, will explore the growing demands for FWAs since the pandemic and how organisations can implement them to support business goals.

The session will be moderated by Terence Quek, CEO, Singapore Institute of Directors, who will be joined by industry leaders, including Luis Lee, Regional HR Director, Paradise Group; Noorfarahin Bte Ahmad, Co-Chairperson, NTUC Women’s Committee and Vice President, Amalgamated Union of Public Employees; Sherwin Siregar, Vice President and Head of People Experience, Prudential Assurance Company Singapore; and Lai Li Fang, HR Sustainability Lead, Vice President, Group Human Resources, OCBC Bank.

The panellists will share best practices for implementing different types of FWAs, managing employees on FWAs, performance management, job redesign to attract talent, and maintaining workplace harmony and organisational culture.

The second panel discussion, titled Navigating Opportunities and Challenges in the War for Talent Through Cross-Border Remote Work, will examine the concept of cross-border remote work (CBRW) and its relevance to job functions that involve business travel or overseas assignments. According to research by the Human Capital Leadership Institute, over 70% of respondents have indicated that their organisation has adopted or intends to adopt CBRW.

The session will be moderated by Aslam Sardar, CEO, Institute for Human Resources Professionals (IHRP), who will be joined by Datuk Nora A Manaf, Group Chief Human Capital Officer, Maybank; Dr Tay Wan Ying, Vice President and Head of Research, Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI); Adeline Sim, Board Member and Chief Corporate Officer, HRnetGroup; and Han Chung Heng, Senior Vice President, Systems, Alliances & Channels, Oracle Asia Pacific and Japan.

The panellists will discuss how the concept of remote work is evolving as a talent attraction and retention strategy, and how the role of HR needs to evolve to support such approaches. They will also explore the types of organisations best positioned to leverage CBRW, the strategies available for those that find it more challenging to do so, and the successes and challenges of organisations that have leveraged CBRW to meet talent needs.

To learn about the strategies and best practices for putting people, and how these will be vital in navigating the post-pandemic business landscape and addressing the challenges of the new normal in the workplace, be sure to join the ASEAN Future of Work conference track on May 10, from 10.15am-12.30pm (SGT).