HR is adding business value in ways previously unimaginable – change management, crisis response, organisational development, and digital transformation. Aditi Sharma Kalra finds out how the CHRO's job description has evolved and what keeps them busy in this new world, in interviews with seven HR leaders across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and India.

CHRO 4.0: How J&J is ensuring its value proposition is compelling and relevant to all employee demographics

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We interview progressive HR leaders on their big people-centric plans, proven crisis management strategies, and how their job description is evolving. Here, we speak exclusively to Lisa Tay, Head of Human Resources, Johnson & Johnson Asia Pacific, who affirms that expectations for job seekers and hiring managers have been reshaped by the rise of entrepreneurship and the gig economy, and how J&J is rising to this challenge in the form of an opportunity.

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CHRO 4.0: How Ripple is communicating and scaling the company culture while growing rapidly

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Bold, brave and ambitious - that's CHRO 4.0 for you! This time around, we speak exclusively to Lynda Ong, HR Business Partner APAC, Ripple, who firmly believes building a culture, much like building a company, requires constant innovation and an openness to change.

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CHRO 4.0: Being overly protective of processes should be avoided, says Ericsson's SEA Head of HR

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In this CHRO 4.0 series, we take you on a journey across Asia, and today we stopover at India. Priyanka Anand, Ericsson’s VP and Head of Human Resources for SEA, Oceania and India, who affirms why being open to change and being innovative in terms of how we work is the key to surviving the pandemic.

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CHRO 4.0: Why Cactus Communications' CHRO has decentralised decision making within HR

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In sustaining a remote working culture, it first involves the trust you place in your people, followed by proactive communication and being well-equipped to function effectively, shares Yashmi Pujara, Chief Human Resources Officer, Cactus Communications.

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CHRO 4.0: Caroline Stevens, CPO, Minor Hotels on multi-skilling talent and creating combined & super jobs

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We interview some of the most progressive HR leaders, and this time, we're bringing to you Caroline Stevens, Chief People Officer, Minor Hotels. She talks about implementing a major digitalisation of all development programmes, finding tools to support collaboration without jeopardising performance, and more.

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CHRO 4.0: The mindset shift from 'impossible' to 'possible' starts with HR, says SK Networks' Sharina Zainordin

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Sharina Zainordin, Human Resources Manager, SK Networks Retails Malaysia, believes the key factor for a successful organisation is communication, and it is crucial for HR to ensure information reaches each employee in a timely manner. In this next part of our CHR0 4.0 series, she tells Aditi Sharma Kalra how HR should adapt the organisation's mindset to the new normal of work culture, navigating employees through an increasingly digital future, and more.

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CHRO 4.0: How Equinix is spearheading a hybrid workplace environment based on employee role personas

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As we interview HR leaders around Asia on their big people-centric plans, this week's CHRO 4.0 shines the spotlight on Hwa Choo Lim, VP Human Resources, Equinix Asia-Pacific. She explains that while it may be impossible to have an entirely remote working environment, the implication of hybrid working is for companies to embrace a permanent flexible working arrangement. 

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