60: Rolf van der Pol on people efficiency, digitalisation struggles and uncovering the true problem statement

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Rolf van der Pol started his career in information technology and moved to the financial services industry in 1990. He has a broad experience in line and project management roles across Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific working for international banks.

Since 2006 he is working with Cadena – an HRM and Payroll solutions company with its service and development centre in Vietnam – and is the director for Cadena in Singapore since its inception in 2015. He has worked with a large number of regional companies, ranging from SMEs, local and regional corporates to MNCs in the field of HRM system implementation and consultation.

Rolf has a Masters degree in Economics and Organisational behaviour from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.

What I discussed with Rolf

  • Applying his KYC experience into HRMS
  • Efficiency tends to be overlooked during digitalisation
  • Why companies struggle to digitalise
  • Digging deeper to uncover the problems beneath the symptoms
  • And many more…

Please enjoy!

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