Leading the way with Power Talk at HR Tech Festival Asia 2024

Venture to the Power Talk Stage and learn great topics and subjects from organisations in 20 minutes for two days at the festival.
By: | April 9, 2024

For the busy professional on the go, time is of the essence. In a marketplace of ideas, what is the best way to consume and ruminate on ideas in bite-sized, easy-to-digest pieces?

At HR Tech Festival Asia 2024, scheduled for April 24-25 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore, sessions at the Power Talk Stage will be the forum of ideas that will see experts from many organisations and sectors share their ideas, strategies and advice in 20 minutes.

What are some of the ways to build HR resilience in organisations, especially on a global scale? As BIPO argues, it would have to be a payroll system that helps adapt to diverse and international workplace complexities. In Navigating Global Workforce Challenges: The Role of Multi-Country Payroll Systems in Building HR Resilience, Rex Eng, Regional Director, Corporate & International Relations- South-East Asia, BIPO, will take audiences into the challenges of managing today’s global workforce, and how organisations can expand compliantly into new global markets with the help of new technologies.

Soft skills are fast getting recognition as a way to develop and train the next generation of employees for better all-rounded skill development. In Soft Skills Spotlight: Developing Resilience and Adaptability for Effective Change Management, Kate Sullivan, Global Head of Services & Talent, Corporate English Solutions, British Council; and Marvin Ang, Cluster Business Manager, Corporate English Solutions, British Council, will share their opinions on why soft skills are so important in change management, the importance of developing resilience and adaptability in individuals and teams, and overcoming challenges and fostering a culture of soft skills.

How can organisations continue to attract and retain talent in the years to come? Howden argues that it is tied up in employee benefits. The Future of Work: Trends, Risks and Opportunities for Employee Benefits will be led by Sarah Wong, Senior Director, Employee Benefits, Howden; and Edward Wong, Regional Director, Cyber & Technology Solutions, Howden, will share key trends in the future of work and their impact on employee benefits, how organisations can harness the forces of change to offer relevant benefits to attract and retain talent, and what organisations can do to protect themselves from the risks inherent in the future of work.

Understand, manage, and democratise access to people data and analysis with the help of People Analytics: Transforming HR Strategies and Improving Business Outcomes with Data Science, led by Tony Ashton, Chief Product Officer, One Model. The session will help share how leaders can apply organisational and talent data to augment workforce productivity and efficiency and enhance people strategies through data insights, thus ensuring consistent, auditable talent decisions.

What are some of the benefits of Fostering a Progressive Workplace? Learn from the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) team and understand the full importance of having a progressive workplace. James Pang, Principal Manager, TAFEP, will share some progressive practices an employer can put in place at work, what the Tripartite Guidelines on Flexible Work Arrangement Requests are, and how they can help employers.

Employers must be able to listen to the voices of employees to transform the way policies and decisions are made to create positive organisational impact. In the session To Transform, Listen, Kanika Singh, Regional Director, Southeast Asia & Japan, Gallup, will share the need to be strategic, intentional, and accountable when leaders seek out and act on employee input, and create a listening strategy that works for any organisation.

In a world of digitisation, more thought needs to be put into small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and how they too can progress and acquire talent in the future. In the session Empowering the Future of SMEs through Digital Strategies for Talent and Growth, Kevin Fitzgerald, Managing Director, Asia, Employment Hero, will share why digitising SME employment practices is creating a new era of employment for SMEs, how organisations can advance talent acquisition through technology and what organisations can do to enhance employee engagement and retention further.

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HR Tech Festival Asia 2024 is proudly supported by Achievers, Avature, BIPO, British Council, Cigna Healthcare, Culture Amp, Dayforce, Deel, Employment Hero, HireVue, Howden, Jobstreet by SEEK, Management Drives, Mercer Talent Enterprise, Paradox, Remote, SAP SuccessFactors, Software Education, The Gallup Organisation, the Tripartite Alliance for Fair & Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP), WalkMe, Workday, and Workforce Singapore (WSG).

For more information and to register for HR Tech Festival Asia 2024, click here.