Launched in tandem with the OIP is also the Medtronic APAC Innovation Challenge (MAIC), which enables companies to showcase innovative medical technology solutions.
"With innovation in our DNA, our future plans include greater adoption of Agile methodology across all business units, so we can embark on a constant ‘test & learn’ methodology to try new things and implement processes," says Pearly Tan, Head of HR Shared Services, Thales, SEA.
The grant helps to kickstart projects that adopt technology to automate business operations. Each successful application will receive up to 50% of the total project cost, subject to a ceiling limit of RM200,000 (or whichever is lower).
This comes with 48% adopting digital tech platforms for day-to-day operations this year, compared to 19% in 2020, bringing to light the need for skills such as data analytics, cloud computing, digital marketing, and more.
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Singtel’s HR digital transformation helped the company to record its highest levels of employee engagement since this metric was first measured starting in 1998. "A key element of our success was ensuring that every employee was brought on this transformation journey," said Tan Lee Choo, VP, People Operations, Singtel.