APAC-JulyAug-2019

Cutting-Edge Change

How new technologies are revolutionising HR in an Asian icon.

By Michael Switow

Shirley Fong is the vice president of human resources at Li & Fung, a trading company that started from very humble beginnings exporting Chinese porcelain and silk and which now operates one of the most world’s extensive supply chains. The company employs some 17,000 people in more than 230 offices across 40 markets.

A New Talent Framework

Organisations in Asia need to adopt a five-pronged talent strategy to contend with rising skills shortages.

By Michael Switow

A severe talent crunch is leaving key positions unfilled across Asia-Pacific. Hong Kong is the third most difficult market in the world to find skilled employees, according to research presented by Alexander Mann Solutions at the 2019 HRO Today Forum APAC. Two-thirds of major employers in Singapore are reporting talent shortages whilst in China, the working population has shrunk for seven years straight. By 2020, China is predicted to have a shortfall of nearly 230 million workers.

What’s Your EVP?

Strategies to develop and communicate a compelling employee value proposition.

By Michael Switow

In the early 2000s, not long after Kenexa (now part of IBM) launched a development and recruiting centre in an office park in Hyderabad, India, a new building rose quickly nearby. As workers uncrated the sign, the then Kenexa COO Elliot Clark had a shock. One of the world’s largest, most resourceful technology companies was setting up shop.

Communicating EVP

The Self-Disruptive Leader

In the age of transformation, executives are forced to adapt to a new way of working.

By Michael Switow

In an age of disruption, what types of leaders are needed to drive organisational success?“ It’s no longer good enough to be agile,” explains Korn Ferry’s Associate Client Partner Tim Wiseman. “You can’t just respond. You have to get in front. What we’ve used in the past to measure what ‘good’ looks like for leadership models is not going to get us to the future.” Instead, Wiseman says the best leaders are people who “get in front and break things before their competition breaks them.”

2019 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings: Recognition

We rank the top providers based on customer satisfaction surveys.

By The Editors

A robust recognition program is a necessity to keep employees engaged in today’s competitive business world. View our ranking of the top employee recognition service providers and find the right partner for your organisation.

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