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Photos and roundup: Recruitment Asia 2016, Malaysia

Organised by Human Resources, Recruitment Asia 2016, Malaysia, saw keynote presentations on recruitment from the brightest HR minds, as well as case studies on various aspects of talent acquisition – from employer branding, to candidate sourcing, selection, and onboarding.

Held on 15-16 November 2016, the conference is in its 4th year running and was produced by Sammi Zhang. As the region’s biggest talent acquisition strategy conference, it was attended by more than 100 delegates, speakers and sponsors. It was also the first time the event was presented in a new two-day format to ensure all delegate queries are addressed sufficiently, as opposed to just one day.

The conference kick-started with a keynote by Claudia Cadena, chief human resources officer of Malaysia Airlines where she discussed the importance of why recruitment plans have to be aligned to the company’s business plans. She noted how when HR leaders understand their role is not to be popular, they make better decisions.

“What we’re doing is protecting our organisation from impending disasters,” she added.

Further expanding on impending disasters, the next speaker, Tishal Rai, chief operating operator of Accendo shared her insights on the future of the talent market in Asia - there is no cookie-cutter solution across the different industry and skills.

"Realism in assessment might be expensive, but will differentiate a company from its competitors," she highlighted. “It is also important to find out what really motivates your employees to successfully retain them,” she encouraged.

Delegates at RA MY 2016


Next up, Foo Chek Wee, group HR director (SEA and Hong Kong) of Zalora returned on stage with a presentation on hiring the right cultural fit.

He shared his four key aspects on the process - branding, sourcing, interviewing and closing.  Interviewing is key when it comes to identifying the right fit. The process should cover values, efficiency and experience. Additionally, he urges HR leaders to get involved in developing the right culture.

“You cannot lead from the ivory tower. You need to roll up your sleeves,” he concludes - wrapping up the conference on an inspirational note.

See photos from the conference here.

Human Resources would like to thank all sponsors and partners that contributed to the success of Recruitment Asia 2016, Malaysia:

Gold sponsors 1. Accendo 2. KellyOCG 3. TalentView

Silver sponsors 1. Cazar 2. SEEK Asia

Exhibitors 1. myQuickHR 2. ServiceDott

Association partner 1. International Professional Managers Association

Media partners 1. Centre of Executive Education 2. CLO-ME 3. Clocate 4. 5. EIN Presswire 6. HR Monk 7. Leaderonomics

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