How employers can rethink employee wellbeing and engagement

Organisations are thinking of more inclusive ways of improving the mental health and wellbeing of an increasingly diverse workforce.
By: | May 17, 2021

With the workplace having undergone a seismic change because of the pandemic, employees have had to face up to the challenges of operating in a new world of work. This in turn, is impacting on employees’ mental health and wellbeing, and organisations are having to rethink the employee experience while adapting to rapidly changing circumstances.

If you are looking for answers on how to redefine your employee engagement and improve wellbeing, look no further than HR Tech Fest Connect 2021, Asia’s largest regional flagship conference, which is organised by HRM Asia and powered by ADP.

A completely virtual event, HR Tech Fest Connect 2021 features a carefully curated group of inspirational HR visionaries and experts, including Josh Bersin, Global Industry Analyst and Dean of the Josh Bersin Academy; Dr Terri Horton, Workforce Futurist and Founder of FuturePath; and Anita Lettink, Advisor, Future of Work Speakerand Founder of

Also joining the event is Charles Hamilton Ferguson, General Manager, Asia Pacific, Globalization Partners, who will discuss ways to improve both the new-hire experience and long-term employee engagement during his presentation titled What to do when everyone is everywhere: Global remote teams.

Presenting A new vision of employee wellbeing in the workplace is Sulaxmi Prasad, HR Director APAC, Herbalife Nutrition, who will provide tips on how organisations can build an impactful wellbeing strategy, as well as integrating and addressing different aspects of wellbeing.

She will also highlight how organisations can embed a culture of wellbeing using content, programmes, education, data and technology, and pinpoint the pitfalls and things to watch out for when implementing a wellbeing strategy.

With the emergence of a hybrid workplace, what are the responsibilities of employers, and how far do their duties extend and what do they cover?

In her presentation titled Managing health and safety in a hybrid workplace – What are the new Laws and policies, Kala Anandarajah, Head, Competition & Antitrust and Trade, Rajah & Tann Singapore, will attempt to answer these questions and more.

For example, she will provide insights into how organisations can better manage their employees’ mental health, delve into whether employers can mandate their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and whether this is sufficient protection for the workforce.

During his presentation titled Engaging employees with out-of-the-boardroom experiences, Fabian Lim, Senior Assistant Director, Sales, Business & Channels Development, Sentosa Development Corporation, will give advice on how to strengthen interpersonal connections and amid remote working arrangements, and how out-of-the-box turnkey solutions can lead to improved productivity among employees.

HR Tech Fest Connect 2021 is also supported by leading companies such as AMSOracleSAPSHL and Qualtrics, and will provide the platform for the largest HR network in Asia to connect, network, discover and share ideas on issues such as HR technology, workforce management and the future of work.

Click here to register for HR Tech Fest Connect 2021 and be part of the discussion on the top trends and priorities for HR in 2021!