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Live: Talent Management Asia 2016, Malaysia

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We’re back for the third year of Talent Management Asia 2016, Asia’s biggest and most respected conference on talent management and human capital strategy. This year’s conference will see companies such as CIMB Bank, Nestlé (Malaysia), Schneider Electric and many more talking about the latest trends in talent engagement, retention and development.

On this page, you can catch live updates from the conference, brought to you straight from [email protected], Kuala Lumpur – from all the tweets on #TMA2016 to the top advice dished out by our speakers, with some photos through the day.

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Day two updates - March 16, 2016

After a scrumptious break, Alex Butt, co-founder and managing partner of Glides Consulting, looks at how to keep employees focused on the right things.

There are three tracks to creating greater accountability - the self track, which is about taking personal accountability; the culture track, which is about building an accountable culture track, and holding others accountable track," he brings out.

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Sharma KSK Lachu, CEO of Cut-e explains why delivering clear ROI in talent development isn't as tough as it looks, using a case study approach.

He affirms: "Technology needs to be simple. In fact, user interface and user experience is like a joke - if you have to explain it, it is no good!"

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At our first keynote of the day, Yazad Dalal, senior director, HCM transformation, Oracle Asia Pacific decodes best ways of using HR technology.

He gets delegates thinking: "In the future, the CMO will be obsessed with one thing - lifecycle management. Doesn’t that sound exactly like what we’re supposed to be doing in human resources?"

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Senior journalist of Human Resources, Akankasha Dewan, takes the stage to open the second day of Talent Management Asia, 2016 Malaysia.

She says: "Yesterday, HR strategy experts gathered to discuss how high-peforming organisations achieve their business objectives. Today, we continue the conversation, as we detangle the complex yet fascinating threads of managing talent."



Day 2 of Talent Management Asia features prominent speakers from firms such as Fonterra, BT and many more. Watch this space for live happenings throughout the day.


Day one below ---

If you're facing challenges in hiring young talent, then Animesh Mukherjee, head of HR centre of expertise at Digi, is the keynote speaker to hear - speaking live now at Talent Management Asia.



As Stream 2 progresses, Monir Azzouzi, head of performance and development, Maxis, sheds light on crafting the ideal L&D strategy.


Chen Fong Tuan, head of talent management at Maybank, takes charge of the first stream, with a keynote on identifying the right talent pool - and choosing between internal versus external candidates.

It's time to break out into streams! We've got concurrent discussions - one on recruitment & retention, the other on talent development & training. Stay posted for live updates:


CC Ngei, MD of Feruni Ceramiche, takes the stage with a keynote highlighting the challenges of SME employers in attracting and retaining talent, and how they can best compete with MNCs.



Post that lovely coffee break, Yazad Dalal (extreme left) takes the stage to moderate a panel on the ownership of change management initiatives and organisational effectiveness.

Joining him are the panelists (2nd left to right):- Jenny Ooi, senior VP of HR at USG Boral- Kurt Bergman, head of IT managed services for AMEA and country manager, at BT Malaysia- Sam Haggag, director MSP and sales for APAC and Middle East, and country manager, at ManpowerGroup Malaysia- CC Ngei, MD of Feruni Ceramiche


Next up is Dr. Rajashree Parekh, director, health & corporate wellness, Asia Pacific of Willis Towers Watson speaking on the health and wellbeing programmes currently in place in Asia Pacific.



Inaugurating day one, Shahzad Umar, executive director, group human resources for Malaysia & Singapore, Nestlé, reveals how the firm's HR team supports the business to boost overall company growth.



We're off! Human Resources' regional editor Aditi Sharma Kalra takes the stage to welcome all speakers, sponsors and delegates.



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