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Q&A: 10 lessons from Asia’s HR leaders to bring into 2018

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As we get ready to kickstart a successful year together, we at Human Resources present to you our top Q&A sessions with HR leaders from 2017.

In this special edition of our HR Bulletin, we have put together some of this year’s most-read interviews with HR directors from Starbucks, Malaysia Airlines, PwC and more.

To check out the insights they’ve shared with us, click on the links below:

1. Q&A with Jeff Lam, talent development director, Starbucks

In the long run, you can’t have the company strategy change faster than the growth of its people.

[Full interview here]


2. Q&A: Janet Man, vice president, global talent management, Schneider Electric

Marketing techniques and methodologies such as segmentation, identifying value propositions and creating targeted messages are extremely relevant to our work.

[Full interview here]


3. Q&A with Stephanie Nash, chief people officer at RedMart

We are somewhat flexible in terms of how people work and where people work. One of the things that we value is ‘what works for you can work for us too’.

[Full interview here]


4. Q&A: Evangeline Chua, chief people officer, GovTech

Whoever we hire – regardless of the tenure – we need to think about how to enrich their experience.

[Full interview here]


5. Q&A with Geraldine Fraser, HR director, FrieslandCampina Asia

Resourcing is always the murkiest area to determine clear accountabilities in talent management, and that is where there can be friction.

[Full interview here]


6. Q&A: Salika Suksuwan, executive director, human capital, PwC Malaysia

As many leading employers are now on social media, it’s no longer a novelty and we must continue to think of ways to differentiate ourselves.

[Full interview here]


7. Q&A: Jarrod Patterson, HR director of South Asia, and HR business partner for operations and purchasing, Asia Pacific, Henkel

Having diversity and inclusion programmes reinforces that the end goal is still to hire the best person.

[Full interview here]


8. Q&A with Sara Roberts and Douglas Hamer, Citi Asia Pacific

HR isn’t an adjunct function that reacts to the business – we sit at the top table with our business, whether that’s globally, regionally or locally…

[Full interview here]


9. Q&A: Aditi Madhok-Naarden, APAC HR director, The Body Shop

In my experience, if you take the time and effort to recruit the best fit for a role, everything will flow from there – retention, engagement and performance.

[Full interview here]


10. Q&A: Manish Verma, APAC regional leader, global HR solutions, Cargill

The experience and the thrill of reshaping our HR practice is invaluable. It starts and ends with talent, culture and enabling our business to win.

[Full interview here]


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The team at Human Resources wishes you a holiday season filled with peace, comfort and good cheer!

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