You are suggested to use Google Chrome for best browsing experience.
CONFERENCE AGENDA
11
Nov, 2021
DAY 1
9:00 AM -
9:30 AM
Welcoming & Opening Remarks
Speakers
The Hon Bernard Chan, GBM, GBS, JP
9:30 AM -
10:15 AM
Keynote Plenary

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

10:15 AM -
11:00 AM
Break
11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
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
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
12:00 PM -
1:45 PM
Lunch (Not included)
1:45 PM -
2:45 PM
CEO Forum

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

Speakers
Amy Cho
Christine Ip
Fred Ngan
C K Lee (Facilitator)
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
4:15 PM -
5:00 PM
Break
5:00 PM -
6:00 PM
Senior HR Forum

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

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