The HR role has shifted dynamically today – they are involved in day-to-day operations within the organisation and look into employees’ changing needs. As we experience the Great Reshuffle where employees have reprioritised their professional and personal goals and are seeking out organisations who can meet their varied needs, there is the challenge of finding the sweet spot between meeting employee and business needs. How do we lead the charge to ensure the business remains people-centric in its strategy?
Join our #infoHR Webinar Series: Reimagining Leadership – The People-Centric Approach on 21 January 2022 to hear about how HR can influence leaders and help build the organisation of the future.
Topic: Reimagining Leadership - The People-Centric Approach
Charles Hamilton Ferguson
Charles will give a short sharing on how HR can influence leaders and make recommendations to build the organisation of the future.
Engage with the esteemed panellists Charles Hamilton Ferguson, Philippa Penfold and Tan Swee Heng in a Panel Discussion moderated by Alvin Goh on how HR can influence leaders and help to build the organisation of the future.
Speaker: Charles Hamilton Ferguson
General Manager of Globalization Partners (GP) Business in Asia
In this capacity, he is responsible for establishing scale and efficiency for Globalization Partners and its clients business expansion in one of the most dynamic markets in the world. Globalization Partners flattens barriers to global business by making it fast and easy for companies to hire anyone, anywhere. The company delivers these capabilities through its global employment platform, which allows companies to hire employees throughout the world without having to set up international branch offices or subsidiaries. Globalization Partners’ in-house worldwide HR experts remove the burden of figuring out payroll, tax and legal complexities.
Beginning in 2020, as an acknowledgement of his impact in the HR technology space, Charles was appointed as a startup advisor and mentor for the Workplace Accelerator, which helps to discover and incubate the future of HR technology from Asia and beyond, and joined Advent International, the private equity firm with over $54B USD in AUM, as an industry advisor for the Asia Pacific.
Panellist: Philippa Penfold
Penfold is CEO of People Collider. Following a 20-year corporate HR career spanning Asia and well-known multinational corporations, today Pip educates HR professionals about new technologies (AI, RPA etc). She also provides expertise to emerging HR technology companies as a Mentor, and is a Business School Lecturer in Singapore, Australia, and UK on Human Capital, Analytics, Technology, and Ethics. A regular keynote speaker on the Future of Work at regional and global conferences,
Pip engages at the forefront of the AI and Ethics debate. She holds an EMBA, MScHRM, and senior HR professional credentials (GPHR, SHRM-SCP, FAHRI, FCIPD).
Panellist: Tan Swee Heng
Shared Leadership Coach
Leadership In Motion LLC
Swee Heng is a thought leader in shared leadership, team coaching and accelerating change. He has published a very well-received book entitled “Coaching In The Moment — How busy leaders can make more impact with less time”. He is currently co-writing his second book “Shared Leadership —A Better Way To Lead And Coach’.
In terms of his grounding, Swee Heng had been practicing leadership and management for 31 years in 3 large organizations, working in the management, operations and human capital functions. He was, from Year 2000 to 2010, the Asia Pacific Human Resource Director and a member of the Regional Management Board for Reed Business, a division of RELX plc . He led the Deloitte Singapore’s Human Resource function from 1997-2000. Swee Heng had also held key strategic and operational positions in the Singapore Armed Forces from 1979 to 1997.
Moderator: Alvin Goh
Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI)
Alvin Goh is an accomplished international senior business manager with over 15 years of experience in the financial and consulting industry where he played key roles in various business and human capital transformation projects that has translated to net bottom line growth of USD100 million.
He was part of a task force that had to implement a comprehensive BCP during the SARS pandemic when he was working in Shanghai, China. He saw first-hand how badly it affected the livelihood and mental state of his staff and students.
Alvin firmly believes that a well thought out BCP should go beyond the protection of an organisation’s operations, systems, infrastructure, reputation and business assets and must include the well-being of its people.