SINGAPORE TALENT & RECRUITMENT SHOW 2018
Recruiting and Building a Relevant, Future-Ready Workforce to Drive Business Transformation

20 - 21 March 2018 | Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre

SINGAPORE TALENT & RECRUITMENT SHOW 2018

The demand for talent is at an all-time high, and strong evidence points to the existence of skills gaps in most industries. Yet, among HR professionals, there is still strong debate on whether talent shortages are as pervasive as some employers believe. 

Join us at Singapore's Talent & Recruitment Show 2018, taking place 20-21 March 2018,   and hear from 30+ speakers who are sharing their insights on innovation and best practices for talent management and recruitment - focusing on the theme "Recruiting and Building a Relevant, Future-Ready Workforce to Drive Business Transformation"

There will be shared plenary sessions and dedicated conference stream for both Talent Management and Recruitment to ensure targeted take-aways are provided; but also so that Talent Managers and Recruiters have the option to learn more from one another by having access to both streams.

Themes to be explored: 
  • Bridging the gap between talent supply and demand – Niche recruiting
  • Upgrade recruiter skillset. Utilising technologies to enhance efficiency
  • Designing a holistic candidate experience to build actively engaged talent pool
  • Diversity and Inclusion in practice
  • Revamping learning & development practices to grow future-proof, digital-savvy workforce
  • Designing compelling employee experience to retain talent and achieve the desired business outcome
  • Strengthening leadership development to groom and retain critical talents
Conference highlights: 
  • Gain the kind of exclusive inside knowledge and competitor insights only obtained by attending an HR industry event in-person, by participating in invaluable face-to-face networking with HR business leaders
  • Add value to your organisation and a competitive advantage by benchmarking your progress against the successes and challenges of cross-industry peers 
  • Discover emerging strategies, current best practice in talent management and the most cutting-edge tech innovation currently being selected by competitors to attract and retain talent 

Featured Speakers

Featured Speakers

Ang Gey Wee
Head of HR – Global Shoe... ECCO Shoes Read More
Julia Koh
Deputy Director, Head of Talent... GLOBAL FOUNDRIES... Read More
Hunter Morgan
Talent Acquisition Program... Grab Read More
Krish Iyer
Regional Talent Director, Asia... Kantar Health Read More
Binayak Bagchi
Director HR - Asia Pacific,... Medtronic Read More
Natalie Tait
SVP, APAC Head of Talent... Bank of America Merrill... Read More
Angela Law
Senior Vice President of Human... Mizuho Bank Read More
Stephen Brown
HR Director - Asia-Pacific Rolls Royce Read More
Adele Png
Head of Talent Acquisition Takeda Read More
Nikhita Cyriac
Talent Acquisition Head Thoughtworks Read More
Bobby Chiew
Head of Human Resources Woodlands Transport... Read More
Sandeep Yadav
Recruitment Expert, ex... Netflix Read More
Ajit Iyer
Managing Director - HR,... Applied Materials Read More
Cynthia Lee Mai
Head of Talent & Learning,... HP Inc Read More
Bridget Wong
Head of ASEAN Talent Acquisition Accenture Singapore Read More
Caleb Yam
Head of Talent Acquisition, APJ Nokia Read More
Jonathan Wong
Manager, Talent Management BHS Kinetic Read More
Yoke Fatt Chen
Human Resources Manager The Dow Chemical Company Read More
Mansi Agarwal
Director Talent Management,... Avon Cosmetics Read More
Kamali Rajesh
Head of Human Resources APAC Syngenta Asia Pacific Read More
Carol Marsh
Director of Talent Acquisition Shangri-La Hotels &... Read More
Michelle-Ann Iking
Head of Talent, Learning &... Citibank (MALAYSIA) Read More
Kurt Bridge
Head of Talent Acquisition, ANZ... Dell Technologies (... Read More
Priya Shahane
Chief People Officer AXA Insurance Read More
Rakesh Rana
HR Leader Murex Read More
James Williams
Head of Talent Acquisition,... Johnson & Johnson Read More
Vinod Dontimala
Regional Talent Acquisition... NSI Ventures Read More
Linda Downs
CHRO Mundipharma Read More
James Miles
Managing Director RGF Executive Read More
Marion Neubronner
Principal Consultant at Marion... Inside Yourself... Read More
Rachel Ng
Head of Talent 90Seconds Read More
Tiffany See
Vice President, Human Resources Dell EMC Read More

Sponsors and Partners

Supporting Partner

RGF is the global brand of Recruit Holdings, the world's fourth largest recruiting and information services company and the largest in Japan, generating over US$16 billion in net annual sales. For more than 58 years, RGF provides comprehensive HR solution and talent acquisition services which include retained and contingency executive recruitment and market mapping, senior to staff level specialist and contract recruitment as well as payroll services. RGF operates in more than 46 offices across 26 cities in 11 countries and markets in Asia with in-country specialist consultants. The values of RGF remain the foundation of the way it works today.

We operate in a volatile, complex and ambiguous world with technology disrupting business models and intense global competition. Organizations and in fact, everyone risk becoming marginalized and perhaps irrelevant, unless we evolve.

In this environment, the HR function play a challenging and pivotal role – to lead change, manage human dynamics while support leaders to work towards business objectives.

Results from our Regional Market Outlook Survey found that whilst organizations have a positive outlook regarding business growth, there are areas for improvement in HR procedures across Asia.  Common challenges faced by HR professionals revolve around recruitment, learning & development, engagement, performance management and reviews.

To serve our networks better and help them achieve their business objectives, RGF continuously seek to improve and provide value add. We consistently upgrade our system to enhance talent search; improve business processes; provide results from our market study complimentary; organize our own events such as industry roundtables or conferences to provide opportunities to gain knowledge, meet thought leaders, share best practices and network, etc.

Workforce Advancement Federation Ltd (WAF) is a non-profit organisation incorporated to provide assistance and support to the local business communities in building a sustainable workforce. Through its various initiatives and activities, WAF aims to provide sharing and learning platforms to facilitate the exchange of best practices in human resource and capability development for the local workforce. In tandem of fostering the spirit of tripartism within Singapore’s dynamic business environment, the federation envision its core objective of shaping a productive and competitive workforce as key to the overall economic progress of the nation.

Agenda

8.30am

Registration and Morning Coffee

9:00am

Opening Remark by Chairperson

9:10am

Speed Networking Sessions

Speed networking is a facilitated networking session which allows you to connect and meet new people. Bring plenty of business cards to ensure you make the most of this session.

PLENARY SESSION

9:30am

Building an Integrated Talent Management Ecosystem to Optimise Talents

  •  Where is the gap in your talent management and talent recruitment practices?
  • Linking talent recruitment and management to drive efficiency
  • Enhancing collaborations between recruitment, talent management and business
  • Achieving the balance between external hiring and developing internal talent
  • Seamless employee-centric experience as the new focus for integrated talent
Speaker(s) of this session
Stephen BrownHR Director - Asia-PacificRolls Royce
10:00am

Panel Discussion: Recruiting Talents in the Digital Age

  • Discussing the latest technologies that are transforming the game of recruitment
  • Top 10 recruitment trends that are attracting the existing talent market
  • Leveraging on insights and analytics to understand about talents trends
  • Harnessing both external and internal hiring with a cohesive system
  • Streamlining application process with technologies to build a seamless candidate experience
  • Fostering the collaborations with hiring managers
Speaker(s) of this session
Priya ShahaneChief People OfficerAXA Insurance
Adele PngHead of Talent Acquisition, ASEAN PacificPhilips
Krish IyerRegional Talent Director, Asia Pacific, Middle East & AfricaKantar Health
Angela LawSenior Vice President of Human Resources (HR), AsiaMizuho Bank
Caleb Yam Head of Talent Acquisition, APJNokia
10:40am

Morning Refreshment and Networking Break

11:10am

Cultivating HR Business Acumen and Agility to Ensure Relevant Value-Adds

  • Transforming the mindset to build business-driven HR strategies
  • HR business acumen to strengthen management-HR partnership
  • Cultivating HR competencies in the organisation
  • Balancing transactional HR tasks and strategic value-add
  • Connecting the dots: HR and business goals/gaps
Speaker(s) of this session
Ang Gey WeeHead of HR – Global Shoe Production & SourcingECCO Shoes

TALENT RECRUITMENT STREAM: Enhancing Candidate Matching Capability to Bridge the Skillset Mismatch

11:40am

The New Frontiers of Talent Recruitment to Stay Ahead of the Game

  • Re-assessing the relevancy of your recruitment strategies
  • Latest recruitment outlook in Singapore and in Asia
  • What are the current game-changing recruitment technologies or frameworks?
  • Implications of social recruiting and social talent networks
  • Recruiting the age of automation
12:20pm

Lunch and Networking Break

1:20pm

Moving Away from Direct Hiring to Proactive Talent Mapping: Towards Timely and Quality Hiring

  • Strengthening business partnership to early identify demand for skillsets
  • Utilising on insights-led talent portals to better understand external talent market
  • Linking between strategic business drivers with capability building
  • Enhancing talent pipelining through university partnership
  • Using analytics and technologies to predict talents
Speaker(s) of this session
Krish IyerRegional Talent Director, Asia Pacific, Middle East & AfricaKantar Health
Julia KohDeputy Director, Head of Talent Acquisition AsiaGLOBAL FOUNDRIES SINGAPORE
2:00pm

Panel Discussion: Niche Hiring – How to Tackle Today Structured Unemployment of Skillsets

  • Identifying key gap of skillsets in today talent market
  • Getting on the same page with your hiring managers
  • Leveraging on line managers’ professional networks
  • Strengthening internal referral programs
  • Reaching to regional talent networks
  • Optimising flexi-hiring and on-demand skills renting
  • Partnering with institutions pipelining talent of niche skillsets
2:40pm

Integrating Artificial Intelligence to Your ATS – What Does it Mean and How Recruiters can Capitalise it?

  • Using artificial intelligence to effectively automate screening and profiling
  • Mining your ATS to rediscover candidates
  • Using AI to source a re-engaging with your passive candidates
  • Feeding right inputs to ensure biased-free and successful algorithm
3:20pm

Afternoon Refreshment and Networking Break

PLENARY SESSION: Diversity and Inclusion – How to Make it Works for Your Organisational Success

3:50pm

How to Drive Organisational Success with Diversity and Inclusion

Speaker(s) of this session
Nikhita CyriacTalent Acquisition HeadThoughtworks
4:30pm

Building a Robust Talent Mobility Program to Enrich an Internal Talent Marketplace

  • Strengthening internal recruitment programs
  • Achieving optimal conditions for talent mobility program success
  • Preparing regional experience for leadership profile
  • Building a supportive team and culture supporting talent mobility
  • Tying mobility goals with employee’s development
  • Benchmarking your talent mobility success: enrich leadership pipelines, enhance internal hiring and enhance retention rate
5:00pm

Strengthening your Employee Value Proposition in the Age of Social Media

  • Delivering consistent Omni-channel EVP to optimise the brand exposure
  • Letting your employees be the best ambassador: incentivising blogging platforms and employee-sharing community
  • Branding in crisis: Address rumours and retain company’s image during layoffs, or scandalous time
  • Optimising digital and social media’s footprint of your employer brand
  • Constantly benchmarking your EVP against your talent attraction competency 
5:30pm

End of Conference Day One

8:30am

Registration and Morning Coffee

9:00am

Opening Remark by Chairperson

9:10am

Speed Networking Sessions

Speed networking is a facilitated networking session which allows you to connect and meet new people. Bring plenty of business cards to ensure you make the most of this session

PLENARY SESSION

9:20am

Building an Integrated Talent Management Ecosystem to Optimise Talents

10:00am

PANEL DISCUSSION: Recruiting Talents in the Digital Age

  • Discussing the latest technologies that are transforming the game of recruitment
  • Top 10 recruitment trends that are attracting the existing talent market
  • Leveraging on insights and analytics to understand about talents trends
  • Harnessing both external and internal hiring with a cohesive system
  • Streamlining application process with technologies to build a seamless candidate experience
  • Fostering the collaborations with hiring managers
Speaker(s) of this session
Adele PngHead of Talent Acquisition, ASEAN PacificPhilips
Krish IyerRegional Talent Director, Asia Pacific, Middle East & AfricaKantar Health
Angela LawSenior Vice President of Human Resources (HR), AsiaMizuho Bank
10:40am

Morning Refreshment and Networking Break

11:10am

Cultivating HR Business Acumen and Agility to Ensure Relevant Value-Adds

  • Transforming the mindset to build business-driven HR strategies
  • HR business acumen to strengthen management-HR partnership
  • Cultivating HR competencies in the organisation
  • Balancing transactional HR tasks and strategic value-add
  • Connecting the dots: HR and business goals/gaps

TALENT MANAGEMENT STREAM: Enhancing Candidate Matching Capability to Bridge the Skillset Mismatch

11:40am

Panel Discussion: Building a Future-Ready Digital Workforce to Drive Business Transformation

  • What are top expectations of today workforce?
  • Top talent trends in 2018
  • Prioritising talent management programs to add relevant business values
  • Transforming digital workforce: what to do with the left-behind
  • Taking into account different digital-readiness levels to optimise results
  • Staying comfortable with business restructuring to achieve optimal structure
Speaker(s) of this session
Krish IyerRegional Talent Director, Asia Pacific, Middle East & AfricaKantar Health
12:20pm

Lunch and Networking Break

1:20pm

Redefining the Goals of Corporate Development Programs: Build a Digital Future-Ready Workforce

  • What does L&D mean to your digital transformation? – Identifying learning gaps and opportunities
  • Using L&D as a key pillar to attract and retain talents
  • Building learning agility to prepare your workforce for the arrival of AI, robots and new technologies
  • Encouraging learning adoptions with right incentive programs
  • Driving business success through an engaged, skilled and capable workforce
2:00pm

Career Development as the New Frontier of Talent Management

2:40pm

Enhancing the Effectiveness of Your Corporate Learning with Micro Learning and Social Learning

3:20pm

Afternoon Refreshment and Networking Break

PLENARY SESSION

3:50pm

How to Drive Organisational Success with Diversity and Inclusion

Speaker(s) of this session
Nikhita CyriacTalent Acquisition HeadThoughtworks
4:30pm

Building a Robust Talent Mobility Program to Enrich Internal Talent Marketplace

  • Strengthening internal recruitment programs
  • Achieving optimal conditions for talent mobility program success
  • Preparing regional experience for leadership profile
  • Building a supportive team and culture supporting talent mobility
  • Tying mobility goals with employee’s development
  • Benchmarking your talent mobility success: enrich leadership pipelines, enhance internal hiring and enhance retention rate
5:00pm

Strengthening your Employee Value Proposition in the Age of Social Media

Delivering consistent Omni-channel EVP to optimse the brand exposure
Letting your employees be the best ambassador: incentivising blogging platforms and employee-sharing community
Branding in crisis: Address rumours and retain company’s image during layoffs, or scandalous time
Optimising digital and social media’s footprint of your employer brand
Constantly benchmarking your EVP against your talent attraction competency
5:30pm

End of Conference Day One

8:30am

Registration and Coffee

PLENARY SESSION

9:00am

Achieving Workforce Fluidity to Cater to the Fast-Changing Business Landscape

9:30am

Ensuring Sufficient Local Talent for the Roles

10:00am

Harnessing an Omni-Channel Hiring Strategy

10:30am

Morning Refreshment and Networking Break

11:00am

Strengthening Internal Hiring Capability

  • Grooming your internal talents to enhance Internal recruitment mobility
  • Growing the talent pool via robust referral programs
  • Upgrading your application tracking system to optimise internal search capability

TALENT RECRUITMENT STREAM

11:30am

Staying Abreast of Technologies that are Changing the Game of Recruitment

  • Transformative technologies reshaping recruitment models: AI, RPA, data analytics, assessing and interviewing tech
  • Sharpening online assessments tools
  • What works and what doesn’t for video interviewing and virtual CV
  • Reviewing platforms to automate background check to reduce fraud risk and enhance efficiency
  • Ensuring quality of human interactions
  • Justifying the cost, ROI and upfront investment
12:00pm

Cultivating Talent Mapping Practices to Build More Timely Sourcing Strategies

  • Moving away from direct market hire to building pipelines
  •  Building strong talent mapping to ensure more time to reach various touch points
  • Pipelining through schools/alumni to widen talent pool
  • Ensuring speed with early talent mapping
  • Cultivating strong talent acumen: Getting sufficiently informed market information
12:30pm

Lunch and Networking Break

1:30pm

Optimising Social Recruiting – Practical Hiring Tips to Attract your Best Talents

Practical hiring tips to crowdsource your talent on LinkedIn, Facebook, and other social media platforms
Designing a compelling hashtag for your recruitment campaign on social media
Ensuring the right candidate experience across channels
Encouraging your employees to share post on social media
Leveraging social media insights to better improve your campaign quality
2:00pm

Recruitment Marketing Candidate Management: Engaging with your Talent Pool to Ensure Active Application

2:30pm

Enhancing Talent Mobility – Designing a Cost-Effective and Compelling Expat Package

  • Coping with the increasing cost of living for expat packages
  • Identifying cost-saving opportunities without compromising on quality: flexi benefits and allowances
  • Benchmarking with the region to ensure an appealing package
  • Achieving your return on relocation
  • Assessing alternative location, and the use of technologies to achieve mobility goal
3:00pm

Building Training Programs to Raise Recruiters’ Capability in Sourcing and Stakeholder Management

  • Shifting recruiters’ mind-set away from order taking
  • Upskilling the recruiters with  enhancing candidate experience, search capability
  • Strengthening partnership competencies with line managers
  • Building skillset acumen
  • Equipping recruiters with knowledge in com & ben, performance management to make better hiring decisions
  • Upgrade recruiter with  enhancing candidate experience, compensation decision, search capability 
3:30pm

Afternoon Refreshment and Networking Break

4:00pm

Matching talent management to the demands of a uniquely diverse and global business

4:30pm

Ensuring Talent Diversity – Beyond a Corporate Checklist

For female leadership, it is a constant struggle and challenge to seek for future general managers, based on location/culture/values, e.g. Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, Japan & third tier cities.

Female leadership for pipeline planning, APAC mobility without the regional experience, may not be hired as local knowledge/experience required, family status with school going children.

5:00pm

Utilising Technologies to Create a Complete Candidate Experience to Actively Engage with Talent Pool

  • Mapping the candidate journey to identify key touchpoint and pain-points
  • Building mobile-friendly and hassle-free application channels
  • Delivering a seamless, consistent recruitment process across channels
  • Ensuring interactive human elements: when and how
  • Utilizing tech-enabled platforms to keep in touch with your candidates
5:30pm

End of Singapore Talent & Recruitment Show 2018

8:30am

Registration and Coffee

PLENARY SESSION

9:00am

Achieving Workforce Fluidity to Cater to the Fast-Changing Business Landscape

9:30am

Ensuring Sufficient Local Talent for the Roles

10:00am

Harnessing an Omni-Channel Hiring Strategy

10:30am

Morning Refreshment and Networking Break

11:00am

Strengthening Internal Hiring Capability

TALENT MANAGEMENT STREAM

11:30am

Building Compelling Total Reward Programs to Drive and Retain Talents During Transformation

  • Tailoring rewards programs to each performance group to boost performance
  • Cash, bonus, and flexi-benefits: Where should your rewards dollar go?
  • When cash is rare: Optimising flexi-benefits including health and wellbeing, and career development programs
  • Harnessing recognition programs – a key component of total rewards
  • Team-based versus Individual rewards: gaining the balance
  • Balancing short-term and long-term rewards to drive sustainable growth
12:00pm

Driving towards Evidence-Based Talent Management Practices with People Analytics

Speaker(s) of this session
Hunter MorganTalent Acquisition Program & Employer Branding Manager,Grab
12:30pm

Lunch and Networking Break

1:30pm

From Strategic Business Mapping to Talent Mapping

  • Linking between strategic business drivers with capability building
  • Using analytics to decide To buy or to build talent:
  • Focus on impact-based metrics to measure the sustainability and effectiveness of your talent programs
  • Predictive analytics to guide all talent decisions
Speaker(s) of this session
Binayak Bagchi Director HR - Asia Pacific, Restorative Therapies GroupMedtronic
2:20pm

Strengthening Leadership Pipelines for Succession Planning

  • Talent review: Assessing leadership candidate at different readiness levels
  • Differentiating between HiPers and HiPos to identify better leadership profiles
  • Grooming your HiPos pipeline with developmental assignment and internal mobility programs
  • Linking your HiPos to succession planning
  • What to do if a leadership placement doesn’t come through?
3:00pm

From Inside Out: Bringing your Employer Branding to Life to Revitalise and Retain Talents

  • Conveying your EVP during onboarding programs
  • Strengthening the core channels that convey your EVP: rewards, opportunities, work and culture
  • Connecting your EVP with rewards system
  • Sustaining transparent internal communication: keeping it short and sweet
  •  Building employee-centric EVP with listening strategies
  • Benchmarking your EVP with engagement and retention rate
3:30pm

Afternoon Refreshment and Networking Break

PLENARY SESSION

4:00pm

Matching Talent Management to the Demands of a Uniquely Diverse and Global Business

4:30pm

Ensuring Talent Diversity – Beyond a Corporate Checklist

For female leadership, it is a constant struggle and challenge to seek for future general managers, based on location/culture/values, e.g. Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, Japan & third tier cities.

Female leadership for pipeline planning, APAC mobility without the regional experience, may not be hired as local knowledge/experience required, family status with school going children.

5:00pm

Utilising Technologies to Create a Complete Candidate Experience to Actively Engage with Talent Pool

  • Mapping the candidate journey to identify key touchpoint and pain-points
  • Building mobile-friendly and hassle-free application channels
  • Delivering a seamless, consistent recruitment process across channels
  • Ensuring interactive human elements: when and how
  • Utilizing tech-enabled platforms to keep in touch with your candidates
5:30pm

End of Singapore Talent & Recruitment Show 2018

Senior leaders in the Human Resource sector are perhaps more keenly aware than most, that the profound changes driven by rapid advances in technology have profoundly and irreversibly disrupted or destroyed nearly every industry.  With digital innovation stream-lining and enabling business improvement in every sector, all we can be certain of is that jobs are changing, markets are seismically shifting and it is has never been more critical for talent to evolve to meet the current and future needs of industry.

Many HR professionals face challenges, including skills shortages, restrictions from foreign worker laws, a lack of know-how for exploring new-talent sources, technological disruption from tools such as social media, and a general lack of understanding of how the new economy will implicate the HR profession, and its ability to drive future economic growth in Singapore.

Join us at the Singapore Talent and Recruitment Show 2018, taking place on the 20-21 March 2018 in Singapore to host a premiere line-up of speakers - each addressing today's major HR and business challenges and sharing their invaluable insights on how your organisation can further improve its recruitment, talent and HR practices.

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