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Up the ranks: Alex Png moves to Circles.Life to head employer branding

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Digital telecom operator Circles.Life has appointed Alex Png (pictured above) as Head of Employer Branding, Campus and Diversity Hiring, where he takes care of the twin R&D Centres in Singapore and Bengaluru, as well as the global operations in Australia, Taiwan, Indonesia and the Philippines.

In this role, he shapes the employer branding strategies, defines campus engagement and outreach plans, and crafts a series of all-inclusive diversity programmes to enrich the talent pools. At the same time, he works on culture-building initiatives that help to reinforce our employment value propositions.

Besides these, he also partners the business closely in framing and executing communications plans to engage Circles.Lifers (employees @Circles.Life), to boost team morale and foster a great sense of belonging across a widely distributed team in Asia and beyond.

Based out of the global HQ in Singapore, Png reports to the Head of People & Culture. He was previously People Culture & Employer Branding, Senior Manager, Grab.

Speaking to Human Resources, he noted: “Unlike my previous role, which by virtue of the business is more focused on Southeast Asia, I now look after a wider portfolio of global operations spanning Taiwan all the way to Australia. This is because Circles.Life is in an exhilarating phase of global expansion now, where we are growing our presence in many overseas markets, with a view to augmenting our talent base and creating more exciting products for our customers.”

Png’s number one priority for this year involves spreading awareness of Circles.Life as a great company to work in.

“Many people may not know, but we have made a commitment to all our employees since day one that we want to build a great workplace for all of them to thrive in. This is enshrined as one of our three mission statements, which we share with all our employees around the office, and strive to live up to each day.”

Weighing in on the top talent concern in Asia Pacific at the moment, he said: “Skills relevance. Given the breakneck pace at which technology is disrupting industries across the world, many companies find that the talents today may not possess the skills they need to stay ahead of the competition they would face tomorrow.

“Talents need to stay hungry for success and knowledge, and remain humble enough to continually learn and pick up new skills from others. To enable these, the company has a part to play in building the right workplace culture and environment, and providing a great platform for employees to learn and grow.”

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