Tuesday, 2 October 2018


8:15am   Registration opens

Welcome and opening remarks from the Chairperson


Jodie Beeson, Director/Principal Consultant, Beeson HR Consulting 

9:00am   The forces of global change (and how they affect HR directors)

Globalisation, digital disruption, large-scale demographic shifts and technological advances will continue to change the way we work over the coming years.  What will the workplaces and workforces of tomorrow look like?

  • What does digital disruption really mean for long-term workplace planning?
  • How will we meet the high expectations of millennials by creating a rewarding work experience, defined by constant learning and dynamic career progression?
  • What will future generations of workers expect from their employers?
  • Which elements of traditional management and leadership remain consistent throughout the years?

Elisabeth McAuliffe, Regional HR Director, Deloitte


CASE STUDY: Embedding diversity into business


Most executive teams now recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion programs on corporate reputation, employee brand, employee wellbeing and innovation. How can you successfully integrate and transform cultures in the workplace?

  • Leveraging diversity and inclusion for positive change management
  • Using data to present compelling business cases
  • How to discuss diversity and inclusion beyond a general talent conversation

Sophie Guerin, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, APJC, Dell

10:15am   Morning refreshment & networking break
10:45am   PANEL DISCUSSION: People and technology today – What role should HR play?

Digital technology is disrupting business models and radically changing the way we work. With automation increasingly disrupting the workforce, what will this mean for the future role of HR departments?

  • The opportunities and challenges presented by mobile, cloud, big data and social technologies
  • How can we help employees shift to a ‘digital mind-set’?
  • How will HR itself revolutionise its own systems and ways of delivering HR services?
  • Will technological advances give HR professionals more time to focus on high-value tasks?
  • What does the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ really mean for the HR profession?


Evangeline Chua, Chief People Officer, Government Technology Agency of Singapore 

Stephanie Nash, Chief People Officer, RedMart

Anitha Ramakrishnan, Director HR - Global Talent & Performance Leader, HPE SW, HP


Jodie Beeson, Director/Principal Consultant, Beeson HR Consulting 


How to improve performance management through employee development


Providing a variety of learning opportunities within a clearly-defined performance management strategy is critical for driving employee growth. This session will explore:

  • How to shift performance management discussions toward employee development and coaching
  • Ways to encourage individual career growth through customisation and engagement
  • Tips for initiating conversations about building skills and experience, career planning, and networking

Mark Chan, Regional Director, ASEAN & HK, Cornerstone OnDemand


Cultivating a thriving workforce in times of disruption


Successful organisations recognise that growth and innovation amidst disruption comes from a thriving workforce. How do employers create compelling total reward strategies in this era of individual value propositions?

  • Overview of the latest trends in rewards across Asia Pacific
  • Components of a Thriving Workforce
  • Developing an innovative approach to rewards
  • Digital delivery of the employee benefits experience

Lewis Garrad, Employee Research & Engagement, Growth Markets, Mercer

12:30pm   Networking lunch

PANEL DISCUSSION: Leading a multigenerational workforce


As we begin to experience a shift towards an aging population in Singapore and across the Asia Pacific, how can organisations support this generational disruption within existing teams? This discussion will address the challenges of a diverse workforce.

  • How to bridge gaps and build support between teams
  • Using existing government initiatives and resources to equip skills
  • Identifying and overcoming perceptions towards mature workers
  • Aligning corporate culture to embrace diversity


Sophie Guerin, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, APJC, Dell

Frank Kuijsters, Director, Digne Consult

Cecilia Ng, Head, Group Human Resources, YCH

Phan Yoke Fei, Senior Director, HR & Corporate Administration, Gardens by the Bay


Jodie Beeson, Director/Principal Consultant, Beeson HR Consulting

This panel is brought to you by Workforce Singapore.

2:15pm WORKSHOP: Managing constant change in your organisation

As the pace of change in the economy accelerates, CEOs are increasingly requiring their organisations and HR teams to be more agile. How are employees handling such incessant organisational change? In this interactive workshop, participants will hone their skills in change management and change leadership.

  • Igniting an appetite for change amongst employees who are suffering ‘change fatigue’
  • Creating an agile culture that can quickly adapt to changes
  • Bedding-down change through each stage of a business lifecycle
  • Dealing with change-resistant employees

Bryden Toh, VP, HR, BreadTalk

3:00pm   Afternoon refreshment & networking break
3:30pm   PANEL DISCUSSION: How to become an Employer of Choice

Effective employer branding is crucial for attracting and retaining today’s top employees. Hear from some of Singapore’s leading employers on their secrets to their success and what makes a company an employer of choice.

  • Developing a strong employer brand and compelling employee value proposition
  • Innovative ways to attract and retain employees
  • Integrating company values into recruitment strategies


Alan Guo, HR Head Shell Retail in Asia/Global Network, Shell

Claire Smart, Head of Human Resource - South East Asia, Randstad Singapore

Pallavi Srivastava, AP & GCG GTS Talent Leader and Country Human Resources Director, IBM


Jodie Beeson, Director/Principal Consultant, Beeson HR Consulting 

4:15pm   Conference concludes


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