The CHRO of the future: Looking at HR through a new lens

HRM Asia’s CHRO Online Series 2022 continues November 19 with CHRO Malaysia examining the role of the future CHRO.
By: | November 11, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, CHROs have had to play key roles in ensuring health and mental wellbeing of employees, as well as organising remote work and the return to the office for some employees.

This is on top of the roles CHROs already play as crisis manager, strategist, ethics leader, and organisational development expert, among others. To gain in-depth analysis into how HR leaders can successfully fill a growing number of roles and deliver value to stakeholders as their organisations plan for the future, join Simon Benjamin, Assistant Honourable General Secretary, Malaysia Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM) at CHRO Malaysia, which is taking place on November 18.

He will moderate a panel discussion titled, The CHRO of the Future: Time to Look at HR Through a New Lens, which will explain why CHROs need to be more involved in human capital strategy and the overall business, the deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation for the workforce, and how HR’s influence on organisational decision-making can be further expanded and cemented.

Benjamin will be joined by Nadiah Tan Abdullah, CHRO, SP Setia and Fong Tuan Chen, Chief People Officer, Berjaya Corporate Berhad.

CHRO Malaysia is part of the CHRO Online Series 2021 organised by HRM Asia to address the most critical initiatives and issues impacting CHROs as they build their future organisation.

Jason Averbook, Global Keynote Speaker, and CEO & Co-Founder, Leapgen, will kick off the completely virtual event with his keynote presentation, which will 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.

He will then moderate a panel discussion titled, Adapting to The Work and The Workforce of Tomorrow – How HR is Taking the Lead in Shaping the Future of Work, which will highlight 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.

Averbook will be joined by Norlida Azmi, Chief People Officer and Board Director, Axiata and Koljit Singh (Ajit), Senior Manager (HRM Excellence & IR), BASF Petronas Chemicals.

From distributed working models to employee engagement, skills gaps to pay parity, talent shortages to brand new, undefined skills that are yet to be scoped, the role of HR has never been more important, said John Antos, Vice-President Strategy, Global Payroll & Asia Pacific, ADP.

Join Antos at his session titled, Beyond Recovery: The Bridge to Growth, where he 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.

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As HR continues to consider the implications of learning to live with COVID-19, Dr Mohan Ravuru, Director, Medical and Scientific Affairs, APAC, Abbott, will, in his presentation titled, Short, Medium, and Long-term Implications Of COVID-19, discuss how the future will be determined by human behaviour, organisations’ preparedness, and investments in public health.

With health being directly related to economic success, he will also provide an overview of the key learnings from the past and paint an outlook for the plausible future beyond 2021.

Participants can also hear from Sugunah Verumandy, Country Head of HR, HSBC, who will provide tips on how organisations can shape talent strategies in the new normal of work.

Click here to register for CHRO Series Malaysia, which is sponsored and supported by ADP and Abbott. CHRO Online Series 2021 will conclude with CHRO Singapore on ThursdayDecember 2.