CHRO Philippines: Transforming employees, shaping organisations

Embark on HRM Asia's first CHRO event of the year in the Philippines to compare notes, realign strategies and elevate the workforce for the future.
By: | February 7, 2024

Strategies in organisational and workforce transformation are something valued by organisations looking to revise and review their strategies for talent management and organisational design in 2024. The CHRO series will be delving into that with CHRO Philippines 2024, the first of many CHRO events which will span countries in South-East Asia.

With the theme How CHROS Can Shape Organisational and Workforce Transformation, join more than 150 CHROs in the Discovery Primae, Metro Manila, Philippines, for a high-level networking opportunity, where peers within the HR community would come together and share the best practices. HR leaders will be able to learn the latest insights from renowned HR thought leaders to successfully develop employees and create organisation strategies for 2024 for better growth.

CHRO Philippines will commence with the session Unleashing Leadership Potential for a Diverse and Inclusive Philippine Work Culture, which will take attendees on a dynamic journey through the evolving world of leadership in the modern Philippine workplace. Dr Virgel C. Binghay, Professor at the University of the Philippines, and Co-Founding Member, ASEAN Human Development Organisation (AHDO) Philippines will be heading the session, unravelling the intricate tapestry of leadership, diversity, and inclusion – essential components in today’s corporate realm.

He will also delve into the unique leadership landscape of the Philippines, spotlighting how these elements are revolutionising how organisations operate, the crucial role of workplace diversity, and exploring essential leadership skills and innovative training programmes provided in the Philippines.

Next, Dayforce will be looking to discuss if organisations are fully maximising the potential of their workforce. Matthew Kane, VP, Solutions Advisory, APJ, Dayforce, and Joshua Ooi, Senior Manager, Solutions Advisory, Dayforce, will lead the session Harnessing the Full Potential of Today’s Modern Workforce. In this, they will seek to cover the complexities of the workforce, fuelled by rapidly changing workforce dynamics and a fluid compliance landscape. Organisational leaders are still grappling with pandemic workforce challenges while navigating new ones stemming from the current business climate. Dayforce seeks to explore how leaders can mobilise their workforce, boost performance, engage their people, and build a stronger culture amid constant change.

Human development is something that more regions are looking to apply within their organisations, and those who have attended the first session of the day will be interested in Applying Human Development at Work: What Are the Criteria for Success, And Who Is Leading the Way.

As the moderator, Dr Binghay will be leading a panel to discuss the purpose of human development, its purpose, design and the metrics needed to measure HD along with panellists Danreb Oira, Head of Human Resources, Zuellig PharmaWilma Estaura, Group Director of Human Resources, Ayala Hotels and Resorts; and Aiza Torreda, Planning Officer, Office for Alternative Dispute and Resolution, Justice Department, the Philippines, attendees will hear real-world examples of how leading employers have implemented winning strategies to apply HD across their organisations.

Organisations need to reassess the way they manage their employees to retain headcount and create a work culture that lets employees enjoy the way they work amid the talent war. In the session, Happy Employees, Happy Organisations: Strategies to Win the War for TalentMichelle Sabillo, Vice-President for Human Resources, Oben Group of Toyota Dealerships, will explore how organisations can heighten employee morale, strengthen loyalty, and mitigate turnover risks.

The session will also be seeking to create a compelling and productive environment that will make employees stay and thrive, by focusing on three facets: pleasure, passion, and purpose. With real-life examples of how the Oben Group of Toyota Dealerships is creating a joyful workplace, attendees can learn how to empower employees to be engaged, creative, and collaborative to support enhanced overall team performance.

Next, HR’s scope, purpose and function are always changing, bringing about new paradigms of people and work. In the session Challenges of the New HR Paradigm for HR leaders in ASEAN, Dr Bob Aubrey, Founder and Chair of the Advisory Board, ASEAN Human Development Organisation (AHDO), will discuss the challenges facing CHROs in ASEAN in this fundamental paradigm shift. He will also describe a roadmap for leaders to shift their organisations to the new reality of people and work in the fast-growing ASEAN economy.

As organisational agility and employee experience continue to redefine the parameters of productivity, HR professionals must harness the power of emerging trends. A recent research initiative conducted by Darwinbox has delved into the pulse of HR trends for 2024 across the Asia Pacific region.

In the session, Future Forward: Unveiling HR Trends For 2024, Aditya Gupta, Region Head, SEA, Darwinbox, the findings from this comprehensive study will share insights from over 2,000 HR practitioners and feedback from over 1,200 employees, which will seek to provide a strategic roadmap for HR leaders seeking to transform their talent practices in the coming year. This session will explore and discuss the implications of these trends and highlight strategies for achieving long-term talent success against the backdrop of rapidly evolving HR dynamics.

With regeneration as the next wave of sustainability, more HR leaders are expected to shift their scope from just sustainability by co-piloting the transformation of organisations towards becoming both Regenerative and Sustainable at the same time. In Implementing Regenerative HR: Strategies and Best Practices in Building Regenerative OrganisationsJun Roy, OD Consulting Head, Nomura Research Institute (NRI), Manila, will share practical strategies and best practices on how to implement Regenerative HR as a new operating model for HR leaders to champion.

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While AI is helping leaders make data-driven HR choices and driving workforce transformation, it is also causing disruption and reshaping the employer and employee relationship. Thus, CHRO and other HR leaders will be ecstatic to attend Aligning AI With Employees to Reshape the Workplace, combining the heavily discussed topic of AI with its impact on their workforce. Michelle Cordero-Garcia, CHRO, Sun Life, will be leading the session, exploring why organisations must understand the impact of AI on their employees, and how they can leverage this technology transformation to impact areas such as employee experience and wellbeing.

In the final panel session of the day, employers looking to explore key workforce and people trends in 2024 will be excited to learn about the final panel discussion of the day called Elevating Work: How Organisations Can Create High-Performing Workforces In 2024. Moderated by Darwin Rivers, Founder and CEO, Philippines HR Group, the panel will offer insights into the tools that CHROs can leverage to drive successful transformation initiatives and sustainable growth with motivated and high-performing employees. Panellists for the session include Theresa Llamas, CHRO, Newport World ResortsMaylene Benitez, Head of HR, Continental Global Business Service; and Oliver Requilman, Adjunct Professor, Far Eastern University.

Supported by ADP, Dayforce and Darwinbox, CHRO Philippines 2024 will be held on the 21 February. To learn more about the different sessions available, click here.