Tag Archives: APAC

Expert Insight: Australian Talent Trends

Harrier

With Zain Wadee, Executive General Manager – Operations, Harrier Talent Solutions

What challenges does the future of work present for Australian employers?

The future of work is here. In Australia, significant developments in technology and automation across our largest industries are already creating new demands for talent and a re-think of internal talent development and mobility. As a talent partner, we are doing much more than sourcing external talent for our customers, we’re taking a holistic approach to talent acquisition and employer branding by ensuring that our customers are focused on internal skills development and alignment to future needs. It is critically important that we are creating new opportunities for those people whose roles are at risk of redundancy due to technology and automation. Retrenching employees and hiring in new talent is not a sustainable strategy from a talent attraction or brand perspective and has obvious moral implications.

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Supporting Careers with Special Needs

Disabled

Three organisations share the business case for inclusive hiring and their strategies for truly embracing the disabled workforce.

By Michael Switow

Employee turnover in a key department at ADERA Global, a Singapore-headquartered data management company, had reached critical levels. The company processes several million pieces of data on a daily basis for financial companies and government agencies. Its end products include credit card bills and bank statements posted to consumers every month. However, more than half of all the employees in the customer billing department—even part-timers—were quitting within three months.

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Appreciating Good Work

Recognition Programme

The APAC region is beginning to realise the value of employee recognition programmes.

By Michael Switow

“Catch people doing things right,” advises Tom Mehrmann, the president and general manager of Universal Studios Beijing, in “Taming the Mouse,” a business leadership book that he published this year. “For too many bosses, criticism is easy whilst praise is scant,” he writes.

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Singapore: Poor Numbers Belie Economic Transition

Singapore

What slow economic growth means for HR and the workforce.

By Michael Switow

Singapore’s economy is beginning to show signs of collateral damage from the trade war between the United States and China. The manufacturing sector has been hit particularly hard, but the top line numbers also belie an economic transition that is benefiting modern service providers like data centres and internet companies.

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2019 Recruitment Process Outsourcing: EMEA and APAC

We rank the top providers of recruitment process outsourcing in EMEA and APAC based on customer satisfaction surveys.

By The Editors

HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings are based solely on feedback from buyers of the rated services; the ratings are not based on the opinion of the HRO Today staff. We collect feedback annually through an online survey, which we distribute to buyers directly through our own mailing lists and indirectly through service providers. Once collected, response data for all providers with a statistically significant sample size are loaded into the HRO Today database for analysis.

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Upskilling Employees for the Digital Age

United Overseas Bank

United Overseas Bank is retraining its employees and empowering them to shape the future of their workplace.

By Michael Switow

United Overseas Bank (UOB), one of southeast Asia’s largest banks, is transforming the way it interacts with clients.

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Crisis and Opportunity in Hong Kong

Hong Kong

How HR leaders manage during a time of uncertainty.

By Michael Switow

Petrol bombs, flight cancellations, road blockades, train suspensions, tear gas, and water cannons. Millions of Hong Kong residents have taken to the streets to protest peacefully, but violent images from the city’s “season of discontent” have unnerved the public and shaken business confidence.

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Next Gen RPO

RPO Company

Talent market transitions are pushing RPO engagements to encompass new services, technologies, and recruitment models.

By Michael Switow

Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) is undergoing a transition in the Asia-Pacific region. Automation, corporate restructuring, and changes in the nature of the workforce are pressuring RPO partners to evolve in order to compete and remain relevant for their clients.

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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.

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