Driving human experience by adopting a skills-first approach

With people at the heart of any organisation, upskilling and reskilling will be key in creating a motivated workforce.
By: | September 1, 2021

As organisations continue to progress pass the pandemic and into a redesigned workforce era, new priorities, innovations and skills are constantly emerging.

With enhancing skills and capabilities being essential for success, forward-thinking companies are looking to build future-ready workforces that are equipped with the skills and capabilities to not only meet tomorrow’s challenges, but also to help them capitalise on opportunities and overcome future obstacles.

To help organisations develop successful workforce strategies, SAP SuccessFactors, in collaboration with HRM Asia, is hosting the Leading the Change: Success Stories from Frontline HR Leaders Driving Human Experience webinar on Tuesday, September 21, from 9am-10am (SGT).

Taking place just before HR Festival Asia Online 2021 kicks off, the webinar will see Sujay Bhat, HR Strategy Advisor, SAP SuccessFactors, South-East Asia, joined by Dr Esther Loo, Head of Organisational Design & Effectiveness, Malaysia Airlines and Dr Mak Met, Senior Vice-President, Human Resources, Sarawak Energy, as they discuss how learning and development (L&D) will play a critical role to develop the people skills necessary for long-term resilience.

Moderated by Stephen Choo, Managing Director, DSRInsight, the session will also offer fresh perspective on transformative training initiatives and solutions for upskilling and reskilling employees, the role of HR in optimising experience in employee lifecycle and why it is critical to reinvigorate workforces to be future-ready.

Powered by ADP, HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2021 is taking place from September 21-23 and is brought to you by the industry’s global leading HR media and event organisers HR Tech Conference Las Vegas, HRE Magazine US, HRM Magazine and HRM Asia.

Bringing together the region’s largest gathering of global solutions providers in one virtual expo, HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2021 will also showcase the latest HR tech products and solutions from leading companies such as ADPAchieversCeridianCloud Services SolutionsCornerstoneCourseraElements Global ServicesGlobalization Partners, Mercer Marsh BenefitsOracleQualtricsSAP SuccessFactorsServiceNowTop Employers InstituteWolters KluwerWorkmate and Workforce Singapore.

Speakers from these leading organisations will also discuss the most pertinent issues facing the workforce today, including workplace learning. Eklavya Bhave, Regional Director, Coursera, in his session titled, Driving Business Outcomes Through Skills-First Learning, will examine how changing work patterns, business models and reliance on digital technology are requiring organisations to upskill their employees with future-age competencies.

With more organisations taking a skills-first approach to build crucial skills for critical roles, Bhave will share how organisations can successfully implement a new model of workplace learning.

To successfully tackle a continuously volatile business environment, the skills and innovative spirit of employees will be critical. Successful organisations, said Johannes Eckold, Director, HCM Strategy & Business Development ASEAN, Oracle, have made upskilling and the nurturing of a thriving learning culture key priorities.

In his session titled, Upskill Now! Why Building a Resilient Learning Culture Is the Need Of The Hour For Businesses And HR, Eckold will explain the urgency of upskilling and reskilling, and reveal the new skills that are vital in a changing world. He will also highlight how organisations can establish a culture of curiosity and continuous learning, and how smart technology can help to uncover new skills.

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People risk is a growing concern for organisations in Asia and it has never been more important to tackle these issues than today, said Mercer Marsh Benefits.

Drawing on new research which examines 25 of the most pertinent threats to employers in Asia today, Joan Collar, Asia and Pacific Regional Leaders, Mercer Marsh Benefits, will reveal the top ten risks businesses in Asia should look out for.

In her presentation titled Top 10 People-Related Risks in Asia: HR Versus Risk Manager, Collar will compare the risks facing companies in Asia as compared to the rest of the world, identify the blind spots around critical risks, and share insights on how HR, Risk and the C-Suite can work closer together to manage and motivate the workforce.

Click here to register for HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2021 and do not miss your only opportunity this season to be part of a regional event which delves into in-depth discussions across key workforce issues such leadership, culture, technology and employee experience.