9:00 SGT Promoting a digital workforce engagement strategy and implementation to bolster communication, connection, and a sense of value for our employees
At Globe Telecom Philippines, we are centred strongly around engagement because the well-being of our people is crucial. We are ramping up our initiatives on mental and physical wellness and opening new doors for our employees to feel connected, valued, and recognized through two main digital engagement and recognition apps. This session will look to address:
- The strategy, objective, and reasons behind developing digital workforce engagement app
- How we are looking for this app to evolve so we can look at the longer-term benefits from the report highlights and data we gain from this app
- The strategy, objective, and reasons behind developing our digital recognition app to promote reward and recognition
Speaker: Avery Banta, HRBP Lead, Globe Telecom Philippines
10:00 SGT How can HR support the business in emergency management to protect the safety of the people, legally and morally?
The COVID-19 crisis has given HR the opportunity to step to the forefront and really get involved with business continuity plans, especially as the HR department is the go-to department when it comes to employment policies and procedures and what to do in emergency situations. Preparing for emergencies involves evaluating your risks, determining the legal and regulatory policies, and how to manage employees, unions, vendors, and contractors, especially on a multi-employer site.
- How can you design and communicate effective emergency management procedures?
- How to prepare for and respond to a crisis
Understanding the importance of employee training for emergency management preparedness and ensuring consistency across the company
11:00 SGT EX driven digital transformation for the future of Human Capital Management
People-focused digital transformation has many benefits: it simplifies the employee experience, it empowers employee mobility, and it enables optimization of facilities and services based on real-time data. It also asks for the development of a digital culture from within the business, playing a fundamental role of in increasing workforce engagement. This session will address:
- Developing an aligned people and digital approach, hand in hand
- Utilising technology as an enabler - delivering enhanced services to achieve continuity in the experience between the office, the home, and other locations where people work
Understanding the power of leadership development to define and implement novel approaches to the future of work
12:00 SGT Embracing COVID-19 and focussing on workforce digital upskilling to create leaders of the future
UTAC, a relatively young company (23 years old) built its fundamental HR processes and practices to help drive the groups vision and values to create ONE UTAC company over the last 6 years. Our readiness to adapt to digitalisation has been accelerated by COVID-19 and we are creating opportunities for our employees to embrace and reconnect to the workplace in the absence of the office. We have turned around our traditional classroom-based L&D practices to on-line and digital learning solutions. We have readapted our strategy, products, and services to complement the employee learning experience at UTAC regionally. We have designed and implemented bite-sized learning courses incorporating blended learning approach to help balance our employees work demands. This includes e-learning courses and virtual classrooms, webinars and e-leadership assessments and coaching delivered within 2 hours over 1-2 days within a week.
- Rethinking, redesigning, and repositioning your value proposition to your employees
- How do you provide an EX through remote teams?
- Cultivating and increasing the virtual learning opportunities and lifelong learning
- Building digital capabilities across multiple sites to develop employees now and for the future
Speaker: Sureash Kumar, Director of Corporate HR (Talent Management), UTAC Group
13:00 SGT The role of HR in building a culture to prepare the future ready organization
For decades, stability was considered as the most important dimension for organization’s success. Organisations built hierarchical structure and specialized processes by implementing the principles of scientific management (most powerful governance bodies at the top, skeletal structure is strong, but often rigid and slow moving), this helped many companies to outperform other organizations, and drew the best talent. This paradigm worked well for 70-80 years but is being challenged by:
- Quickly evolving environment
- Constant introduction of disruptive technology
- Accelerating digitization and democratization of information
- The new war for talent- creative knowledge- and learning-based tasks become more important, organizations need a distinctive value proposition to acquire—and retain—the best talent, which is often more diverse.
As we may not have all the answers on how to deal with this new challenge, it’s very important to create an atmosphere to let employees fail and learn fast; move the decision-making power away from the skeletal structures and closer to the responsibilities (more empowerment). The key challenge lies in making organization stable and prosper in this dynamic environment and the key to this lies in being agile and be able to adapt to constant changes, to maintain sustainability of growth and prosperity for the organization. We call this Giant-Start Up Culture, which focuses on best of both the worlds.
Speaker: Rahul Kalia, CS HRBP APAC, Bayer