Maintaining organisational agility with a hybrid workforce

With the emergence of the hybrid workforce, organisations have more questions to answer than ever before when it comes to talent management
By: | September 8, 2021

The last twelve months have brought about a renewed focus on workplace communication, engagement, wellness and productivity as hybrid workforces begin to emerge. Organisations in turn, are discovering the need to revamp workflows to drive business agility, operational efficiency and a great employee experience.

To bring more insights into today’s growing hybrid workforce, Radha Shreeniwas, Vice-President, Global Talent Partner, APJ, ServiceNow, will participate in a fireside chat titled, Architecting Cross-functional Collaboration and Experience for The Hybrid Workforce, at HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2021.

Together with Sasha Wight, Founder and Employee Experience Lead, wrkflow, Shreeniwas will highlight why improving cross-functional collaboration should be a key priority for organisations as they look to reinvent workflows to enhance the productivity and experience for the hybrid workforce and foster long-term collaboration.

They will also share tips on how organisations can reinvent workflows to support a distributed workforce, enable seamless cross-functional collaboration, drive business agility and operational efficiency across departments and, enhance employee experience and productivity in parallel.

A hybrid workforce is also likely to intensify the global war for talent as organisations look to grow their teams with top talent from anywhere in the world.

Employees today, said Charles Ferguson, General Manager of Asia Pacific, Globalization Partners, want increased work-life balance, flexibility and the option to work from anywhere. An ageing population, a growing skills gap and talent shortage further pits companies and nations against one another as they try to win over a limited pool of professionals, he added.

In his presentation titled, From Local Hires to Global Workforce: The War for Talent In 2022, Ferguson will share how organisations can remain agile as they face challenges in the war for talent. He will also explain how a remote talent acquisition strategy can win over talent and accelerate business growth, while demonstrating how Globalization Partners’ full stack global employment platform can help with compliant hiring from anywhere in the world.

With a fluidly changing business landscape in place, HR leaders are ready to shift priorities to meet the evolving needs of their business heading into 2022.

Lisa Christy, Director, HR Service Delivery, Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting (APAC), during her presentation titled, Looking Ahead To 2022: Key HR And Employment Law Updates Across Asia-Pacific You Need to Know, will be examining how some countries in the APAC region might be implementing laws and policies relating to labour and employment issues in 2022.

She will also provide HR and employment law professionals with insights on how they can develop a structured approach to employee management, and implement their company’s work rules in accordance with latest developments.

Powered by ADP, HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2021 is taking place from September 21-23 and is brought to you by the industry’s global leading HR media and event organisers HR Tech Conference Las Vegas, HRE Magazine US, HRM Magazine and HRM Asia.

An exclusive collaboration with Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower will see the return of the popular ASEAN Future of Work conference track. Taking place on Thursday, September 23, the conference track will bring together regional senior government, union and employer representatives, to share lessons learnt from COVID-19 on promoting inclusivity in the future world of work.

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Zaqy Mohamad, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Manpower, Singapore, will be kicking off HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2021 with the opening remarks on Tuesday, September 21, while Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary General of ASEAN, will be giving a keynote address on September 23.

Bringing together the region’s largest gathering of global solutions providers in one virtual expo, HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2021 will also showcase the latest HR tech products and solutions from leading companies such as ADPAchieversCeridianCloud Services SolutionsCornerstoneCourseraElements Global ServicesGlobalization Partners, Mercer Marsh BenefitsOracleQualtricsSAP SuccessFactorsServiceNowTop Employers InstituteWolters KluwerWorkmateWorkforce Singapore.

Click here to register for HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2021 and do not miss your only opportunity this season to be part of a regional event which delves into in-depth discussions across key workforce issues such leadership, culture, technology and employee experience.