APAC June 2021

Rethinking EVP

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the importance of a human-centric EVP that supports the overarching needs of the workforce.

By Simon Kent

Recruiting and retaining great talent has never been about one thing. Salary can be important for candidates, but so too can health and well-being support, discounts, and memberships afforded through employment, the social life around work, and the brand image of the business itself. According to Gartner HR research, companies increasingly need to take a holistic approach to what it means to be employed. Bundling these elements under the company’s employee value proposition (EVP), Gartner’s 2021 Benchmarking Survey found only 31% of HR leaders believe their current employees are actually satisfied with what they’re getting from work.

Putting Skills First

Microsoft and LinkedIn are working to help employees and organisations acquire digital skills.

By Marta Chmielowicz

The COVID-19 pandemic and technological advancements of the past year have ushered in a need for education and skills to function in today’s digital economy. Employers and employees alike must increasingly identify and develop these skills in order to remain competitive in a dynamic and fast-moving business climate.

Building Mental Resilience

Singapore’s WSH Council is leading a campaign to tackle employees’ mental health.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Working from home throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened employees’ mental stress, particularly among parents who had to juggle full-time work with childcare. In response, Singapore’s Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council recently launched its annual campaign to promote health and safety in the workplace.

Changing Job Landscape

To meet its ambitious economic growth goals, India will need to embrace its evolving workplace demographics.

By Marta Chmielowicz

India’s economy is experiencing a moment of transformation as it faces technological growth, government investment, globalisation, and demographic changes in its workforce. Home to the world’s largest population of youth, with over 600 million people under 25 years old, the country is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and is aiming to become a $5 trillion economy by 2025 -up from $2.7 trillion in 2019.

Facing the Future

China, Hong Kong, and Japan face differing priorities as they adapt to the workplace of the future. By Marta Chmielowicz Asia’s economy is growing, but this growth is not uniform…

A Step Ahead

From building the foundation for talent acquisition practices to launching a new performance management system, Manoj Kumar Chaudhary’s has transformed HR at Edelweiss Financial Services.

By Marta Chmielowicz

In only six years, Manoj Kumar Chaudhary has progressed from a campus hire to the head of HR for public markets at Edelweiss Financial Services. He has overseen the organisation’s tremendous growth from ₹100 crore of assets under management (AUM) to around ₹40,000 crore of AUM.