Navigating a new world of work in Indonesia

Organised by HRM Asia, CHRO Series Indonesia will explore the latest hybrid work models that can empower leaders to build successful HR teams.
By: | September 20, 2022

Having to take the lead in reimagining work in a post-pandemic world, the profile of the CHRO has increased exponentially in visibility, impact, and recognition over the past two years. From embracing new hybrid work models to redefining the roles of office and culture, as well as addressing the talent supply chain disruption in an ever-changing competitive landscape, CHROs must focus on identifying and implementing new strategies and initiatives to meet their businesses’ increasing expectations.  

To help HR leaders lead this change, HRM Asia will be holding the 7th edition of CHRO Series Indonesia at Shangri-La Jakarta on October 20, 2022. Under the theme Leading from the Front: Putting HR Strategy into Action with Impact, CHRO Series Indonesia will bring CHROs from across the region to discuss and develop strategies and initiatives that will help them address the various challenges they face.  

Delivering the keynote speech will be Pambudi Sunarsihanto, Human Resources Director, Blue Bird Group, who will highlight the priorities that are poised to impact the world of work in the upcoming year. In his keynote address, titled The Role of Indonesian CHROs and the Evolving Labour Market Dynamics of 2023, Sunarsihanto will also discuss talent recognition and retention in the hybrid work paradigm, and the importance of prioritising employee reskilling and wellbeing.  

Emerging from the pandemic, Indonesia is set to accelerate its transition into Industry 4.0. To support sustainable job creation in the next industrial revolution, Monir Azzouzi, CPXO and Board Director, GoToko, and Swasono Satyo, CHRO, Energy and Digital Technology Business, Techconnect Innovation Center, will engage in a fireside chat titled The Role of HR in Industry 4.0. The duo will discuss bridging the talent readiness gap and developing company-wide people strategies and policies to manage business challenges now and in the future.  

Today’s modern workplace is increasing using diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives to help employees from all backgrounds respect diversity, nurture connections, and recognise bias. A panel discussion moderated by Rudy Afandi, Komite Remunerasi & PSDM, Lembaga Penjamin Simpanan, will give an update on DEI’s progression in the post-pandemic era and discuss the significance of equality in all sectors and at all levels of leadership. Titled Achieving Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Today’s Context, the panel discussion will also explore the effects of the six-month maternity leave under Indonesia’s Maternal and Child Welfare (MCH) Bill, which was proposed in June 2022.  

CHRO Series Indonesia will host two other panel discussions, one of which will discuss Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) in the workplace. Moderated by Rocky Adiguna, Deputy Director of MBA Programme, Magister Manajemen FEB UGM, the session titled Integrated ESG Considerations in Your Corporate and People Strategies – Has the Pandemic Pushed Us Back? will highlight the longer-term impacts the pandemic has had on corporate ESG efforts. Adiguna will be joined by Yulius S. Bulo, Vice Chairperson, ASEAN Human Development Organisation (AHDO) Indonesia; and Heriyanto Agung Putra, HR Director, Bank Danamon 

The other panel discussion, titled Talent Trends and Predictions for 2023, will feature Steven Yudiantho, SVP Human Capital, Bank Mandiri; and Bambang Yapri, PCC, Human Capital Director, PT Bina Karya Prima, who will share the best HR practices for 2023 and the strategies businesses should embrace to attract and acquire digital talent.  

Other highlights at CHRO Series Indonesia include presentations by Sandra Kosasih, Human Capital Managing Director, Sinar Mas Land, titled Building a Skill-based Talent Strategy to Fuel Your Organisation, and Alvien Khairullah, CHRO, PT. Vidio Dot Com, on A New Work Paradigm for A Better Employee Experience. Khairallah will address the new variables of hybrid working, while Kosasih will shed insights into the latest talent acquisition and retention strategies, as well as new ideas to develop employer’s brands for a competitive advantage.  

Click here to register your interest and join us at the CHRO Series Indonesia to find out how Indonesian CHROs can shape the labour market in 2023 and beyond.