Looking ahead: What are the priorities for CHROs in 2023?

Organised by HRM Asia, CHRO Series Malaysia will address how CHROs can navigate their organisations through the challenges in a post-pandemic era.
By: | December 7, 2022

Over the past two years, the role of a CHRO has become exponentially more visible, impactful, and recognised as markets and economies recover from the pandemic. To meet the increasing expectations of organisations, CHROs must identify and implement new strategies and initiatives, including adopting hybrid work models to better manage their workforce in a post-pandemic era.

To support CHROs on this journey of change, HRM Asia is hosting the CHRO Series Malaysia 2022, which is taking place on December 7 at the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel, where CHROs across various industries will gather to discuss strategies for driving human capital management and explore post-pandemic work models.

CHRO Series Malaysia will commence with a keynote address by Andrew Pereira, CEO, General Assembly Malaysia, who will discuss the importance of upskilling and reskilling in an evolving labour market. He will also highlight utilising workplace flexibility effectively, as well as creating an environment conducive to health and wellbeing at work.

For CHROs in Malaysia, addressing the employment needs of employees, employers and candidates is increasingly important as the country recovers from the pandemic. In her presentation titled, Redesigning Your Post-Pandemic Employee Journey, Mallory Loone, Co-Founder, Work Inspires, will focus on strategies to boost employee retention, and map an employee journey that aligns with the organisation’s goals.

CHRO Series Malaysia will host a fireside chat as well as two panel discussions. The first panel discussion, titled Creating a Humanised, Sustainable Employee Health Model, will focus on employee wellbeing in a hybrid work age. Moderated by Simon Benjamin, President, Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management, the session will discuss the use of data analytics to better understand the mental and physical wellbeing of employees. Joining Benjamin are, Eddie Lee, HR Consultant (Chief People Officer), Mewah Group & Executive Director, ASEAN Human Development Organisation (AHDO); and Koljit Singh, Human Resources Director, APAC, Flexsys Chemical.

To pave the way to success for organisations in 2023, Dr. Siti Rohani Md. Yusof, CEO/Principal Consultant, Innovation Global Network, will moderate the panel discussion titled. Together with Nadiah Tan Abdullah, CHRO, SP Setia; and Sugunah Verumandy, Head of Human Resource, HSBC Bank Malaysia, the panel will discuss the people strategies and best practices organisations should embrace in the HR field in 2023.

For the fireside chat, Dr. Bob Aubrey, Founder and Chair of the Advisory Board, ASEAN Human Development Organisation (AHDO), and Fong Tuan Chen, Senior Executive Vice President (Group Human Capital), Maybank, will highlight how CHROs can contribute to the transition from HR to human development. A key part of the session, titled The New Role of CHROs In Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Strategy and Reporting, will also be devoted to defining and measuring human net positive.

Prior to the fireside chat, there will be a presentation by Fong titled, The Future of Work Beyond the Pandemic, where he will elaborate on the strategies to engage a larger labour force through flexible work arrangements and explore alternative employee benefits to retain talent and boost productivity.

Another presentation, titled Stepping into The Next Era of HR, by Aziz Jameran, Head of Group Human Resources Division, Ranhill Group, will see Jameran share his expertise on human resource information systems (HRIS), as well as his organisation’s journey in integrating HRIS into their ecosystem.

CHRO Series Malaysia is also supported by some of the leading HR tech solutions providers in the market today, including including Ceridian, Workday, Top Employers Institute, Docebo, and Cornerstone.

Welcoming delegates to join him in learning how HR leaders can create and deliver value through HR transformation, Rob Squires, VP, Regional Head of Asia and Japan, Ceridian, said, “We have seen global market shifts in 2020, accelerating digital transformation and faster adoption of automation and AI. HR leaders are at the forefront of this new era of work, and they must help their organisations be ready for today ad what lies ahead.”

Squires’ session, titled Delivering Quantifiable Value Through HR Transformation, will discuss the acceleration of digital transformation and how organisations can prepare for the challenges ahead.

From Workday are Pannie Sia, General Manager, ASEAN; and Tom Haythorn, Head of Solution Consulting, ASEAN, who will highlight the importance of workforce optimisation in a tight labour market in their presentation titled The How, What and Why of Workforce Optimisation: HR’s Next Big Priority.

In his presentation titled, Unleashing the Power of the “Involved” Employee, Adrian Seligman, Executive Board Member, Top Employers Institute, will share key findings from the Top Employers Institute’s 2022 World of Work report and how they impact on employee engagement and productivity.

Mike Warren, RVP Sales, Asia Pacific, Docebo, will examine the skills and technologies needed to transform mindsets, capabilities and resilience as organisations create a future-facing learning ecosystem in his session, titled How to Grow Your Learning Ecosystem.

Also joining CHRO Series Malaysia is Olivier Pestel, VP, Solutions Group, Cornerstone OnDemand. In his session titled, Unlock the Limitless Potential of Your Teams Through AI and Technology, Pestel will focus on how AI and technology can potentially accelerate growth and engagement opportunities for organisations and their people.  

Visit CHRO Series Malaysia to find out how regional CHROs are shaping their strategies for 2023 and beyond.