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Long reads: Top 10 most popular features of 2018

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Throughout 2018, the team at Human Resources ventured across various industries to interview HR leaders and bring to the table the latest and most pertinent case studies of employment-related practices that companies have been involved in.

As we approach 2019, go grab yourself a hot cup of drink and snuggle up because we have prepared a catalogue of 10-highest read features that we had published over the year – with a mix between features and Q&As, and topics spanning from corporate training to future-proofing the workforce.

1. Q&A: Jason Ho, executive VP and head of group HR, OCBC Bank

Leading OCBC Bank’s 29,000 employees across the globe, with about 7,000 of them being in Singapore, we learnt from the bank’s executive VP and head of group HR, Jason Ho the nuances of building talent management efforts that cut across age groups and seniority.

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2. Five corporate training trends you need to know

Corporate training is no easy business for in order to give companies a competitive advantage, such training must be done effectively. DBS, Sephora, Bosch, Volvo Trucks, and YOTEL Singapore show how to do just that as well as touch on the major trends that are creating waves in training and development.

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3. Q&A: Merle Chen, chief talent officer, The Lo & Behold Group

Embodying the mission of “passionate people creating awesome experiences”, Merle Chen, chief talent officer at The Lo & Behold Group, leads a HR L&OD team of 10. Find out what she has to say about designing a competency framework for a growing local company with more than 350 full-time employees.

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4. Let’s talk performance: How to choose an appraisal system

Debunk the myth that managing the performance of employees stops at rewarding top talent. Get to know how five HR decision makers did it, as we uncover their thought processes behind choosing an appraisal system to hit all goals.

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5. Reading the future of corporate training

The reality of Singapore’s Smart Nation and Malaysia’s 2020 skilled-workers vision has become ever so imminent with 2019 looming ahead. With that in mind, we discovered with Citi Singapore, Kantar, Unilever, Maxis, NETS, Schroders, and T-Systems Malaysia the most anticipated L&D trends and how these companies plan on leveraging them.

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6. Learn, unlearn and relearn: Future-proofing your workforce

The demand for new skills never gets old in the employment landscape and this calls for organisations to nurture the culture of lifelong learning so that employees remain future-ready. Meet HR leaders from Maybank, TIME dotCom, Citi and Digi as they share how they are tackling the issue of continuous learning.

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7. Q&A: Lim Kwan Sek, HR director, Heineken Malaysia

We unravel how Heineken Malaysia’s employees get to “go places” when it comes to their career development as we have a chat with its HR director, Lim Kwan Sek.

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8. What goes around comes around

What is the one common thing between Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), ComfortDelGro Group, and InterContinental Singapore? All of these three organisations understand the importance of having a staff-centric benefits programme that is truly rewarding for the companies.

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9. The learning continuum: HR’s role in future-proofing the workforce

Building relevant skill sets, empowering staff to take charge, aligning strategic workforce planning – these are some of the ways that HR leaders from Beam Suntory, CapitaLand Group, Citi, Crestron Electronics, LEWIS Asia Pacific, L’Oréal, McDonald’s, and Y&R Asia are developing employees into lifelong learners.

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10. Q&A: Jamaluddin Bakri, group chief human resource officer, RHB Banking Group

With the banking industry moving towards digital banking, Malaysia’s oldest local bank with a history lasting more than 100 years, RHB Banking Group, has recently embarked on a transformation to stay on top of the game. Unearth how they did it from the bank’s very own group chief human resource officer, Jamaluddin Bakri, group chief human resource officer.

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Gathering 50 top regional chief HR and senior business leaders at a three-day business retreat forum, the exclusive HR Innovation Leaders' Summit will happen from September 9-11. Get involved.

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