Establishing hybrid leadership in today’s changing world of work

The first instalment of HR Leadership Series: Live will shed light on strategies that will shape the way organisations work in 2023 and beyond.
By: | September 8, 2022

Organised by HRM Asia, the inaugural HR Leadership Series: Live is taking place today at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, where more than 150 HR leaders will gather to explore best practices in building critical strategies that prioritise hybrid leadership and change management skills.

The highly anticipated conference will commence with a keynote address by Gaston Carrion, Strategy & Consulting, T&O/Human Potential APAC Lead & Global Employee Experience Lead, Accenture. In his presentation titled Modern HR: Unleashing Human Ingenuity, Carrion will outline why embracing a modern HR mindset is now a business imperative and the key elements that will set organisations apart from the competition. 

Following the keynote will be a presentation titled Managing Your Workforce as The Pendulum Swings Back by Stephanie Silvester, Senior Marketing Director, Asia Pacific, ADP. In this session, Silvester will discuss key emerging and escalating workforce trends, and how employers can better understand employees’ attitudes towards the current world of work to attract and retain talent, while building a more robust and resilient business.

With 2023 appearing on the horizon, attendees can join Low Peck Kem, Chief Human Resources Officer & Advisor (Workforce Development), Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore; and Dr Bob Aubrey, Founder & Chair of the Advisory Board, ASEAN Human Development Organisation (AHDO), in taking a glimpse into HR strategies that will shape the coming year of work.

Titled Critical HR Strategies Shaping the Next Year of Work: Perspectives from The Private And Public Sector, the session will offer insights into how organisations in the private and public sectors are responding to pressing health and wellbeing issues, the latest tech trends, as well as managing new working practices that will be adopted by the workforce of the future.

To empower businesses in building organisational resilience to manage change and disruptions, Rob Squires, Vice President and Head of Sales for Asia and Japan, Ceridian; and Suyin Enriquez, Vice President, International HR, Ceridian, will highlight key findings from Ceridian’s 2022 Executive Survey in the session titled Making Agility More Than a Mindset. They will also discuss how organisations can do more to prepare for changes by developing a change-ready culture, resilient leadership, and agile systems.

Also joining HR Leadership Series: Live is Leon Leong, Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer, MindFi. He will present a community-driven strategy in his talk, Develop A Community-First Approach for The Future of Workplace Wellbeing, which aims to foster a culture of wellbeing among employees throughout the workplace by improving psychological safety, lowering social stigma, and promoting open discussions on topics related to mental health and wellbeing.

Next on the agenda is a panel session titled Industry Sector Insights: Leadership Perspectives on Data and Trends for Retaining Talent Across Asia. David Hendrick Jr, Director, People Development, Centre for Healthcare Innovation, Tan Tock Seng Hospital; and Federico Donato, President, Eurocham Singapore, will participate in this discussion, which will be moderated by Alvin Goh, Executive Director, Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI). They will elaborate on workforce retention strategies and how these approaches are assisting their organisations to attract and retain top talent.

The shift in how businesses approach new work models goes beyond the bottom line and profitable corporate expansion. To build a game-changing employer brand, HR managers and their teams must first develop a talent experience, work with their leaders to inspire creativity and purpose in the era of hybrid working, foster an environment of empathy through human connections, and refocus hiring on human potential.

In the concluding session titled Reimagining a Changing Workplace: Where HR Leaders Should Focus as They Head Into 2023, Elisa Mallis, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Centre for Creative Leadership, will share insights on the best practices for succeeding in the HR industry in 2023.

With HR leaders beginning to plan strategies that will ensure business continuity and success into 2023, the sold-out HR Leadership Series: Live is a not-to-be-missed event. If you are unable to join us live in Singapore, follow HRM Asia on our social media channels for live updates!