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CONFERENCE AGENDA
11
Nov, 2021
DAY 1
9:10 AM -
9:30 AM
Welcoming & Opening Remarks
Speakers
The Hon Bernard Chan, GBM, GBS, JP
9:30 AM -
10:15 AM
Keynote Plenary
ENGLISH

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Prof Frederick Ma Si-Hang, GBS, JP
10:15 AM -
11:00 AM
Break
11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
[Full] Concurrent Session A1: HR Taking the Driver’s Seat through Succession Planning
ENGLISH
Presentation

Succession planning, a top challenge and priority for businesses, is more important than ever in the ever changing geopolitical and business environment. Successors to senior positions with the ability to stay ahead of the evolving strategic priorities are key to business success. Despite the strong focus on succession planning for many companies, only very few of them can master seamless succession for critical positions. The two major challenges are getting the best people into the most important roles, which requires a sophisticated structure and a disciplined look at where the organisation creates value and how talents contribute. Furthermore, it is not always clear who takes ownership for planning and grooming a successor – HR, direct manager, or functional leaders.

In this presentation, you will learn how to:

  1. take the driver’s seat at the board or executive level in leading succession planning
  2. create a holistic succession mechanism that integrates strategic planning, organisation design, talent identification, and an effective succession development plan
  3. overcome common challenges and avoid pitfalls

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Peter Pun
Elisa Wong
11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Concurrent Session A2: Building the HR Function for Startups
ENGLISH
Presentation

Being part of a startup can be worlds away from your experiences at large, established companies, allowing you to make a difference in positive yet challenging ways. The conditions of the past few years have presented a unique opportunity for many startups to thrive and expand.

Takeaways:

  1. The common challenges and the most important lessons to know when setting up the HR function from the ground up
  2. How to build a strong HR foundation that will have a positive impact on the business’ bottom line, growth, and scalability
  3. How agility and passion make a difference to the longevity of your startup and its workforce

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Julia Schielke
11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
[Full] Concurrent Session A3: Future Talent Development Needs
ENGLISH
Presentation

The world of work has been profoundly impacted by COVID-19 and organisations have needed to adapt quickly to the rapidly changing environment and their employees’ requirements. Leaders have had their leadership skills tested and employees have had to learn new skills and adjust to reimagined ways of working. As these challenges present themselves, HR professionals will play a key role in helping companies better understand what is needed and navigate the changing landscape.

In this presentation, we will discuss:

  1. Key talent management insights gained during this period
  2. How these developments impact the future of organisations’ talent strategies, specifically, thinking through the ‘hire to retire’ employee experience
  3. The potential / imperative future talent development needs for managers and leaders, e.g., managing teams who are following flexible work schedules, the use of digital platforms for learning, etc.
  4. Actions that organisations and HR need to take now in response to the future talent development needs

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Sara Duckworth
11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Concurrent Session A4: Healthy Employees Deliver Business Results - HR as Health Ambassador
ENGLISH
Presentation

Studies have shown employee health and productivity go hand in hand. A mentally and physically healthy individual is more optimistic, creative, and motivated. For a business to succeed, its people need to be mentally and physically healthy — after all, it is hard to be productive when you aren’t well. However, it isn’t easy for busy Hong Kong employees to find time for regular exercise and take care of their own well-being. On a positive note, the pandemic has undoubtably raised everyone’s awareness of their own health condition. As a result, how can HR be in the driver’s seat in improving employees’ health condition? Aside from the usual benefits scheme which a lot of staff expect, what else can HR do to raise the bar in order to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees?

In this session, the speaker will share AXA’s best practices along with external case studies on:

  • Exploring  ways to Include health and wellbeing in your employee engagement / business strategies
  • Adapting ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) as part of your organisation’s health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Identifying internal health “ambassadors” and introduce the concept of “sweatworking”
  • How to leverage digital technologies to promote your health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Case sharing on overcoming  challenges when implementing health and wellbeing initiatives

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Isabel Lam
11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Concurrent Session A5: How to Build and Mature Your Employee Experience Programmes for a Changing World of Work
ENGLISH
Presentation

After 18 months of disruption, many organisations are confronting the question of exactly what their employee experience needs to look like in a post-pandemic world. There will be a significant need to refine and enhance employee experience programmes to meet the rapidly evolving and diverse needs of workforces.

Join this session to understand how you can devise a roadmap for building and maturing the Employee Experience programmes that help in improving employee engagement, experience, and productivity.:

· The different stages of EX Maturity and how to elevate your programmes to the next level

· What competencies HR professionals need to develop and prioritise

· How to use employee feedback to create new work experiences that enhance productivity, innovation, and growth in the new world of work

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Lauren Huntington
12:00 PM -
1:45 PM
Lunch (Not included)
1:45 PM -
2:45 PM
CEO Forum: From the New Normal to the New Better: Leading People for Success Today and Tomorrow
ENGLISH
Panel Discussion
  • Building purpose and wellness at work
  • Upskilling and reskilling the workforce
  • Digitising business and the workplace
  • Embracing diversity, equity and inclusion

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Amy Cho
Christine Ip
C K Lee (Facilitator)
Fred Ngan
Peter Yan, JP
2:45 PM -
3:15 PM
Break
3:15 PM -
4:15 PM
Concurrent Session B1: The War on Talent
ENGLISH
Presentation

COVID-19 has created much disruption to our business communities and has forced us to pivot into harnessing new waves of skills and talent. Research and data suggest that the supply and demand for desired workforces are displaced and organisations need to be increasingly aware of the effects, especially the shortage of digital talent. Predictions show that by 2030, close to 20% of the global workforce may have to switch careers.

As we enter a post-COVID era, it is vital that we position ourselves with preparation and insight. Leveraging data to transform and reinvent will be critical to defining success and failure in the coming years, especially in talent acquisition, skills building, business performance. We hope to provide further insight on these trends and how we can intercept the shifts, to equip ourselves for a more secure tomorrow.

Through this session, we will uncover:

  • How the skills market is evolving
  • How companies can leverage data effectively
  • The impact of employee development and engagement

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Nathan Khan
3:15 PM -
4:15 PM
Concurrent Session B2: Driving the Employee Experience in a Post-COVID Workplace
ENGLISH
Presentation

Addressing Employee Expectations Post-COVID: Employee influence is growing, giving them a stronger voice. When recalibrating the post-COVID workplace, these employee expectations must be considered. If companies are unable to manage the expectations, they risk the possibility of impacting morale, losing talent, and diminishing their ability to perform when emerging from the public health crisis. How do companies manage to better understand employee preferences, roles and responsibilities, and balance the needs of individuals, teams and leaders?

New Social Contracts: Employees have worked for an extended period of time from home, and in doing so have continued to deliver on their work while experiencing a new sense of autonomy, which they wish to carry forward post-COVID. Employees are gaining leverage in these future of workplace conversations. How do employers negotiate new work and social contracts with their workforce in order to remain competitive?

Shifts in Motivation​: As companies progress closer to a post-COVID future, the primary drivers for remote work are shifting away from safety and costs, and towards support of employee choice and control over where they work, providing more flexibility and improved productivity. How will companies address these changes and develop more employee-centric and long-lasting strategies?

Orchestrating Interdependencies: Most companies are challenged by the complexities of orchestrating togetherness between individuals and teams, in person and remote. However, it is critical for companies to contemplate and address employee expectations for the future of work. How do companies support the dynamics between individual and collective needs?

Leveraging the Power of Human Connections: In a hybrid post-COVID workplace, employees will need to work harder to maintain the strong bonds that hold the people and culture of the organisation together. How do companies set clear expectations, structures, and rewards for this invisible yet essential work?

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Patrick Woo
3:15 PM -
4:15 PM
[FULL] Concurrent Session B3: Navigating the Future Workplace – How and Where Do Young People Fit in
CANTONESE
Presentation

In navigating the future workplace, especially considering youth employment demographics, we must understand and acknowledge certain key features, including a high level of digital literacy informing young people’s professional expectations, mindsets, and perspectives. This session lays out strategic ways by which divides can be bridged, as it assesses the realities, skillsets, and aspirations of this generation.  

Highlights of this session:

  • Career aspirations of young people
  • Employers' contributions to the capacity building and retainment of future talents
  • Recommendations on staff recruitment, engagement, and retention plan in the digital era
  • Real cases shared by graduates/young employees

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Andy Ho
3:15 PM -
4:15 PM
Concurrent Session B4: Reshaping the Employee Experience – Achieving Hard Results with Soft Tools
ENGLISH
Presentation

In this session, Joy Xu, the Asia CHRO and Global Learning Head of Manulife, will share the HR transformation journey of their company that contributed significantly to improving the employee experience – from the refreshing of values and leadership competencies and their talent development programmes, to the recent launches of their digital recognition platform and one-stop shop for online learning to upskill employees during the global pandemic.  Rooting HR in the organisational purpose

  • Making spaces and taking chances with talent
  • Upskilling the workforce to achieve transformational ambition
  • Leveraging culture as a differentiator

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Joy Xu
4:15 PM -
5:00 PM
Break
5:00 PM -
6:00 PM
Senior HR Forum
ENGLISH
Panel Discussion

1. The role of HR and how HR drives the agenda

2. How will the “Future of Work” evolve and sustain?

3. Building digital capability across the organisation

4. Employee experience and manager effectiveness engagement in the digital era

 

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Andy Luk (Facilitator)
Lee Murphy
Hester Shum
Anna Thompson
Dennis Wu