Why You Should Visit People Matters’ TechHR 2019 Singapore

Asia’s Largest HR Technology Conference

30+ HR Tech vendors, 50+ HR Tech startups from the region, 20+ investors, angels and VCs, 30+ world-class speakers, facilitators and session leaders, and 1,000+ delegates from the HR and technology domains.

All in a single event in the form of People Matters TechHR 2019.

It will also be their first time holding this event outside of India over the past five years (check out my review of their TechHR 2018 New Delhi).

5 HR Techs You Didn’t Know That Are Awesome For Hotels

Sawasdee Krab!

That’s hello (for man) in Thai. For ladies, you are supposed to replace Krab with Kup.

Something that I was reminded of over my recent visit to the city of the land of smiles.

It had been more than 3 years that I haven’t visit Bangkok – an abnormally for most Singaporeans given how much we typically enjoy that place.

Starting a HR Tech in Singapore?

Here are things you need to know

Updated on 8th of Oct 2018

I was having a coffee with a founder of a HR Tech recently.

He was in Singapore to sniff out the market as he has plans to open an office here, after Finland and Italy.

As usual, I started sharing with him on sites to check out and organisations to speak with so he can have a better pulse of the scene.

China HR Tech Market Map 2018

China is the world’s largest country by population standing at 1.3 billion as of 1st of June 2018.

From 1979 until 2010, China’s average annual GDP growth was 9.91%, reaching a historical high of 15.2% in 1984.

The growth has propelled China onto the world’s centre stage with the likes of Alibaba, Tencent and JD.com

The sheer market size of the country represents huge opportunities for businesses and the people that they hire.

The Accounting & Finance Show brings together the technology, the people and the experts
that will keep you ahead of the exciting changes that are sweeping your profession.

I will be speaking on HR Tech for Businesses in 2020.

Date: October 16, 2018—October 17, 2018
Event: Accounting & Finance Show Asia
Topic: How HR Tech will affect business in 2020
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Hong Kong HR Tech Startup launches The POD

World's first fully automated interview capsule

Hong Kong, 14 Sep 2018 – HR Tech, a Hong Kong based start-up, which closed first round funding in January 2018, announced today the launch of its fully automated interview capsule – The POD.

The POD tackles the challenge of automating recruitment interviews whilst still maintaining the superior candidate experience that is essential for successful hires.

EngageRocket Funding Marks Expansion of People Analytics in Asia Pacific

  • Investment round led by SeedPlus to link the employee experience with performance and productivity makes EngageRocket the first such venture-funded startup in Southeast Asia.
  • 27,000+ users across 13 countries in Asia Pacific, and more than half a million responses analysed in 8 Asian languages since launch less than 2 years ago.

How AI is rebranding HR & Recruitment

Job interviews.

We’ve all had our fair share of them.

Here’s how a typical conversation with a recruiter goes:

Interviewer: Hello! I’m Jen. I’ll be assessing you for the Analyst role at AAC Corp. I’d like to ask a few questions to get to know you better. Is this a good time to chat?

I will be speaking at the annual NTUC U HR Leaders Forum (UHRLF) that will run parallel sessions with U Future Leaders Summit (UFLS) in the afternoon on Thu, 4 Oct at The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre and hope you will be able to join me at this event.

Date: October 4, 2018
Event: NTUC U Human Resource Leaders Forum 2018
Sponsor: NTUC
Registration: Click here to register.

CEO Interview with Shankar Krishnamoorthy

Synergita - Award winning Continuous Employee Performance & Engagement Software

Do you know how much it costs to replace a headcount?

It isn’t just the salary alone.

You have to account for the non-wage costs such as the costs of on-boarding, recruiting (headhunting fees), honeymoon period, acclimatisation (for both parties), and the list goes on.

If the headcount you are replacing happens to be a sales person, the damage would be much bigger given that a portion of your clientele might go with him or her.