HR Tech Festival Asia 2022: What’s happening on Day 1

Kicking off HR Tech Festival Asia 2022 is HR Tech Festival Live, the first in-person HR event to be held in Singapore.
By: | May 10, 2022

The highly anticipated HR Tech Festival Asia 2022 begins today with a one-day, in-person event that brings together Asia’s HR community to re-establish connections and discuss key workforce issues.

Taking place at the Suntec Exhibition and Convention Centre in Singapore, HR Tech Festival Live will key off with the opening remarks from Zaqy Mohamed, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Defence, Singapore.

Following the minister’s opening remarks, learn how you can recharge employee experience (EX) with wellbeing at the core by joining Stephanie Nash, Chief People Officer, Circles.Life; and Co-Founder & Chief People Officer, Thrive HR Exchange.

In her session, titled Employee Wellbeing Takes Centre Stage. Recharge Your EX With Wellbeing at The Core, Nash will offer insights into how to increase engagement through wellbeing offerings, understand the business case for wellbeing, recognise how to achieve maximum impact with wellbeing programmes, and appreciate the link between organisational wellbeing and performance.

As employees continue to return to the office, John Antos, Vice President Strategy, Asia Pacific & Global Payroll, ADP, will share what organisations need to know as they adapt to the changes of shifting back to physical work environments. In his session titled, Work is Having a Moment, Antos will also highlight the most important areas where employees are seeking flexibility, support, and adaptation to the ways they work.

To gain more innovative ideas on how to enable sustained growth of your organsiation and people, join Sara Tiew, Head of Workforce Transformation and Analytics, UOB, in her session titled, Humanising Transformation – Enabling Sustainable Growth for Our People. She will also share her past learnings facilitating the transformation agenda and will explore topics for HR leaders to enable employees to thrive in an era of change.

As the race to attract the retain good talent heats up, organisations are having to hire for skills to secure the best talent for open roles. Frank Koo, Asia head of Talent & Learning Solutions, LinkedIn, in his session titled, Reimagining the Future of Work, With A Focus on Flexibility and Skills will uncover how organisations can create a skills-first approach that attracts talent, provide engaging work environments, and support career development opportunities to enable employees to thrive.

Are you looking to deliver an employee experience that ignites potential? If so, the session titled, The Future of Employee Experience Is NOW, is not too be missed. Presented by Nancy Estell-Zoder, Vice President, HCM Product Strategy, Oracle, the session will highlight why today’s employee experience needs a personalised approach that can adapt and deliver to employees’ new, unmet, and frequently changing needs.

As organisations continue to seek the most effective strategy to attract and retain talent, Rob Squires, VP, Regional Head of Sales, Asia & Japan, Ceridian, in his presentation titled, How Technology Can Help You Attract and Retain Top Talent, will recommend the right strategy for attracting and retaining talent during the Great Resignation. Join Squires to learn how new technologies can help you build a stronger workforce and create a competitive advantage in the pursuit of top talent.

With employees re-evaluating their priorities and options in a post-pandemic world, organisations will continue to be faced with a growing shortage of skilled workers and companies are finding it more difficult to attract and retain talent. Can providing adequate skilling opportunities be the armour for organisations in the war for talent? To answer this question and more, join Jeff Blake, Chief Operating Officer, Satellite Office, in his session titled, Skilling Up for The War for Talent.

Rounding off HR Tech Festival Live is HR Fest Awards 2022, which will shine a spotlight on the best of HR in Asia. The live awards ceremony will celebrate the outstanding achievements of the region’s top HR leaders, companies, and teams from across both the private and public sectors. 23 deserving finalists are vying for the top award in five exciting categories, including Best Workplace Culture and EngagementEmployer of ChoiceHR Team of the YearBest Use of Technology, and Best HR Leader.

Click here to register for HR Tech Festival Asia 2022 and learn how you can power up your HR teams for a successful year ahead!