Malaysia’s Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) recently held its 17th Human Resources Development (HRD) Awards Dinner 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Attended by Human Resources on 28 November, the event was officiated by the country’s minister of human resources, Dato’ Sri (Dr) Richard Riot Anak Jaem.

Introducing its Data Analytics Award this year, HRDF chief executive Dato’ CM Vignaesvaran Jeyandran, commented: “In recognition of employers who adopt data and analytics approach, the Data Analytics Awards marks HRDF’s commitment in driving Malaysia’s digital economy and embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), which is rapidly underway.”

In the press release, HRDF shares how it focuses on creating a workforce that is performance-orientated. This includes preparing HRDF-registered employers and employees for the robot revolution. Additionally, the awards are held to acknowledge employers who encourage employee development, which contributes towards the growth of the nation. This is in line with HRDF’s Human Capital Strategic Initiatives, which was launched earlier this year to boost the up-skilling and re-skilling Malaysian talent.

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“The annual HRD Awards lauds the contribution of HRDF’s stakeholders towards equipping Malaysian employees with the right skills to support the national agenda of having a 35% skilled local workforce by the Year 2020. We are currently at 28%,” said Dato’ Riot.

Award recipients include exemplary HRDF-registered employers and training providers, who continuously drive a world-class training culture within their organisations and circles of influence through strategic and focused endeavours.

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On the other hand, Dato’ Riot had also launched the HRDF mobile app at an earlier HRDF conference on the same day. Attended by more than 23 industry experts, the conference attracted more than 2,000 CEOs, HR professionals and students. 

On that note, the launch explains how latest updates on HRDF’s news, events and circulars will now be easily accessible for subscribers.

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