With the COVID-19 outbreak, many employers were left with no choice but to reduce staff costs by retrenching current employees, cutting salaries, or placing all hiring on hold. During this unprecedented time, many firms including Grab, Gojek, AirAsia, One Championship have set up online talent directories / spreadsheets that contain information of their former employees […]
ZURICH, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Workers demand greater flexibility after coronavirus, with a 50/50 split of remote and office time confirmed as the universal ideal Questions raised over the hours-based contract, with 69% saying contracts should be based on results delivered rather than hours worked Boom in digital skills an unintended consequence of lockdown, […]
SINGAPORE, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As Singapore moves to phase two of its reopening, companies are looking for better ways to maintain flexible work arrangements for the sake of business continuity and to protect employee safety. “We have partnered with over 35 of the top co-working spaces in Singapore to give people access to professional […]
From startups to SME to MNC, the importance of hiring good people cannot be emphasized enough. Applicant tracking system (ATS) was supposed to help. Instead, typical systems deploy non-semantic matching and basically surface the resume with the best SEO. LinkedIn helped somewhat by providing the world’s biggest database for companies and agency recruiters to mine. […]
New developments in the deep tech fields like Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have many young people rightfully concerned about their role in the future job market. What if the degree you’re taking now is obsolete by the time you graduate? What if you leave university unprepared to compete with other, more […]
Singapore 24 Jun 2020: The Workplace Accelerator – www.workplaceaccelerator.com – South East Asia’s first dedicated accelerator to HR Tech start-ups has now opened for applications online. The programme defines HR Tech as companies working on any of 5 key categories that include Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Productivity and Collaboration, HR & Admin and Workforce Management. […]
Today wrote an article about employees’ worry about going back to the office when we first entered Phase 1 after the circuit breaker. In it, they cited a receptionist at a small local investment firm being informed by her company’s director to report to the office from 2 June. The mother of two, who is […]
Covid19 has created quite the doldrum for organisations. Caught off-guard by the sudden stoppage of businesses and work, 3-year plans are out of the window as companies struggle to survive and take one day at a time. As unforeseen as this may be, it is not the first time such a crisis has occurred.
From the Asian Financial Crisis to dotcom bursts; from the SARS outbreak to the Global Financial Crisis, organisations worldwide must deal with unexpected predicaments and make the best out of the situation. With people at the heart of every organisation, HR departments also had to adapt quickly to ensure resource allocation, maintain balance and engagement while making sense of the rapid changes.
In this Masterclass by PeopleStrong, we invite Wong Su-Yen for a fireside chat to tap on her experience over past crises, how HR evolved back then, and what HR teams could do now to transform their organization in this current pandemic.
Key Take away
1. Need to challenge long-held assumptions
2. Need for agility
3. Need to enable organization digitization
4. Need to personally get comfortable with technology
Any HR/Line of Business leader or manager who wants to find out to adapt to the New code of work- as we call it the New Normal.
About Wong Su-Yen
Su-Yen Wong is the Founder and CEO of Bronze Phoenix Pte Ltd, a company that focuses on helping people reinvent themselves. She is a Board Director at PeopleStrong and Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Nera Telecommunications as well as an Independent Director at Yoma Strategic Holdings, MediaCorp and NTUC First Campus.
About Kiran Kumar
Kiran Kumar is the Founding Member and Chief Sales Officer at PeopleStrong. Kiran frequently speaks at various national forums on wider HR management subjects including Entrepreneurship, HR technology, analytics, and data as a service. He also writes on these topics and his articles are covered in leading HR and Business media.
15 JUNE 2020, SINGAPORE – Randstad Singapore‟s latest Workmonitor survey revealed that 89 per cent of respondents are willing to be retrained to ensure their employability. This sentiment is highest among mature workers, with 93 per cent of respondents aged 55 and above sharing it. Ms Jaya Dass, Managing Director, Malaysia and Singapore at Randstad […]
Singapore, 12 June 2020 – As digital transformation becomes imperative for businesses in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, 58% of employers in Singapore are training their workforce in technology-related skills to keep their businesses viable and resilient during this period. This is one of the key findings in the recent NTUC LearningHub’s Employer Skills […]