HR relooked in a new world of work

HRM Asia’s CHRO Online Series 2021 will kick off on October 28 with CHRO Indonesia discussing how the role of HR continues to evolve in a new world of work.
By: | October 25, 2021

The role of the chief human resource officer (CHRO) has become more strategic over the years and has been instrumental in implementing health and safety measures, as well as rapidly organising work-from-home (WFH) arrangements during the pandemic.

Today’s CHRO takes on multiple roles, including crisis manager, strategist, ethics leader, expert in organisational development, as well as of performance management. To find out how HR leaders can successfully fulfil their new roles and deliver value to stakeholders, join Dr Bob Aubrey, Founder of the ASEAN Human Development Organisation at CHRO Indonesia 2021, which is taking place on October 28.

He will be moderating the session titled, The CHRO Of the Future: Time to Look at HR Through a New Lens, and will be joined by Rudy Manik, Chief Human Resources Officer, FWD Life, and Lelin Eprianto, Senior Vice President, Human Capital Management, PT Pertamina (Persero), as they discuss the importance of CHROs being more involved in human capital strategy and the overall business.

Organised by HRM Asia, CHRO Online Series 2021, sponsored and supported by ADP, Abbott, and Nano, official partner of Workplace From Facebook, brings together Asia’s most prominent and experienced HR leaders to meet and discuss the most critical initiatives and issues impacting CHROs as they build their future organisation.

From the Adapting to The Work and The Workforce of Tomorrow – How HR is Taking the Lead in Shaping the Future of Work session, participants can gain insights into why a shift to human-centric leadership is critical for the future of work.

Moderated by Jason Averbook, Global Keynote Speaker, and CEO & Co-Founder, Leapgen, the session will feature Pambudi Sunarsihanto, HR Director, Bluebird Group Indonesia, and Sandra Kokasih, Human Capital Managing Director, Sinar Mas Land, who will also explain why the evolving role of HR involves embracing change, and how HR can ensure that their organisation is spot-on with their culture that will last them through the rapidly changing world of work.

In his keynote presentation, Averbook will also discuss how leaders can stop implementing technology and start deploying human capabilities, and how the workplace experience can be designed with people at the centre.

For organisations planning for their recovery beyond the pandemic, John Antos, Vice-President Strategy, Global Payroll & Asia Pacific, ADP, will present the latest workforce and recovery trends, as well as the top considerations and strategies for building a future-proof and agile workforce strategy.

He will also highlight why the role of HR has never been more important, covering areas from distributed working models to employee engagement, skills gaps to pay parity, and talent shortages to brand new, undefined skills that are yet to be scoped.

With the COVID-19 vaccination rate continuing to rise in Asia, more organisations are beginning to plan for the safe return of their employees to the office. Teguh Purwanto, President Director, PT Alere Health (Abbott), will provide the latest updates on guidelines for companies when it comes to COVID-19 testing strategies for the return to office.

He will also highlight the safety measures organisations can implement for the return to office, and share best practices from Indonesia, in terms of successfully implementing COVID-19 testing and adapting to the safe return to office.

READ: Adapting to the work and the workforce of tomorrow

As remote work takes over more of the working life, employees around the world may be feeling more disconnected than ever. Join Gao Yujing, APAC Partner Lead, Facebook, as she shares how the social media giant has continued with their culture of connectedness and innovation throughout the pandemic.

In her presentation titled, Collaboration and Engagement in The New World of Work, Gao will also offer tips on how organisations can improve the employee experience by bringing people closer together in an online world.

Click here to register for CHRO Series Indonesia, and don’t miss out on the rest of CHRO Online Series 2021, which will continue with CHRO Malaysia on November 18 and CHRO Singapore on December 2.