Rethinking employee engagement and wellbeing for a hybrid workforce

HR Tech Fest Connect 2021 will provide key insights into how organisations can more effectively manage their employees’ mental health and wellbeing.
By: | May 6, 2021

Asia’s largest regional flagship conference for HR and work tech, HR Tech Fest Connect 2021, is taking place from May 27-28, and will provide answers to how organisations can more effectively manage their employees’ mental health and wellbeing.

With the workplace having undergone a seismic change because of the pandemic, employees have had to face up to the challenges of operating in a new world of work. This in turn, is impacting on employees’ mental health and wellbeing, and organisations are having to rethink the employee experience while adapting to rapidly changing circumstances.

If you are looking for answers on how to redefine your employee engagement and improve wellbeing, look no further than HR Tech Fest Connect 2021, which is organised by HRM Asia and powered by ADP.

A completely virtual event, HR Tech Fest Connect 2021 features a carefully curated group of inspirational HR visionaries and experts, including Josh Bersin, Global Industry Analyst and Dean of the Josh Bersin Academy, and Dr Terri Horton, Workforce Futurist and Founder of FuturePath.

Also joining the event is Charles Hamilton Ferguson, General Manager, Asia Pacific, Globalization Partners, who will discuss ways to improve both the new-hire experience and long-term employee engagement during his presentation titled What to do when everyone is everywhere: Global remote teams.

He will also highlight why leaders need to upskill their workforce for remote work, the rules and regulations organisations need to put in place when employing geographically distributed teams during periods of lockdown, and how organisations can tackle compliance and protect intellectual property with remote employees.

With the emergence of a hybrid workplace, what are the responsibilities of employers, and how far do their duties extend and what do they cover?

In her presentation titled Managing health and safety in a hybrid workplace – What are the new Laws and policies, Kala Anandarajah, Head, Competition & Antitrust and Trade, Rajah & Tann Singapore, will attempt to answer these questions and more.

For example, she will provide insights into how organisations can better manage their employees’ mental health, delve into whether employers can mandate their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and whether this is sufficient protection for the workforce.

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Drawing on their own experiences as Singapore moved from a lockdown phase to one where safety measures are gradually eased and a hybrid workforce is emerging, Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) will discuss the importance of keeping employee moral high during times of crisis.

During his presentation titled Engaging employees with out-of-the-boardroom experiences, Fabian Lim, Senior Assistant Director, Sales, Business & Channels Development, Sentosa Development Corporation, will give advice on how to strengthen interpersonal connections and amid remote working arrangements, and how out-of-the-box turnkey solutions can lead to improved productivity among employees.

He will also be sharing a case study of how unique corporate functions can delight and engage participants, while ensuring the highest standards of health and safety.

HR Tech Fest Connect 2021 is also supported by leading companies such as AMSOracleSAPSHL and Qualtrics, and will provide the platform for the largest HR network in Asia to connect, network, discover and share ideas on issues such as HR technology, workforce management and the future of work.

Click here to register for HR Tech Fest Connect 2021 and be part of the discussion on the top trends and priorities for HR in 2021!