Agenda

#TotalRewardsAsia 2020 concluded on 23 September 2020.
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Conference day 1
2020-09-22
Conference day 2
2020-09-23
09:30
Welcome address by Aditi Sharma Kalra, Regional Editor, Human Resources Online
FORMULATING PROGRESSIVE TOTAL REWARDS TRENDS
09:35
Building an agile workforce to adapt to the fluctuations of the VUCA world
  • With fluctuating global sentiments, what are some of the trends and challenges that are essential for the total rewards team to be aware of?
  • What are some of the new tools in the rewards market that professionals can utilise as part of their benefits packages?
  • Agility is key in the VUCA world, so how can organisations incorporate agility into their total reward strategy?

Speaker: Sajjad Parmar, Head of Reward – APAC, eBay

10:25
Tried and tested- Be smart, think smart, act smart: Agile talent practices done in the most cost-effective manner

In this 40-minute session, PropertyGuru will share its cost-effective agile workforce rewards strategies – think post-covid planning, its return to work setup and how this agile strategy had worked for different markets. Delve into the implementation process; pitfalls and discover if this initiative deserves a recommendation from the company.

Speaker: Almas Ali, Head of Human Resources (Malaysia), PropertyGuru 

11:10
Refreshment break
OPTIMISING YOUR EMPLOYEE HEALTHCARE AND WELLBEING PRACTICES
11:20
Optimising an all-encompassing benefits package for a multi-generational workforce
  • Determining the challenges of health and wellbeing in your firm to create targeted benefits offerings for all employees.
  • Understanding what HR can do better to deliver innovative and robust solutions for optimal employee engagement results.
  • Pinpointing how HR can further support employees’ to gain control over their physical, mental, and financial health to ultimately enrich the employees’ lives and improve productivity levels in the long run.

Speaker: Shah Rouf, CEO, Group Corporate Solutions,  AIA Group

12:00
Lunch
13:00
The Dell case study: Creating a workplace that supports mental health at work
  • Recognising the value of addressing mental health for the workplace as a whole.
  • Responsibility begins with your leaders – identifying risks in the workplace and building the resilience to manage job stress as businesses adapt to new expectations in the new normal.
  • How is Dell focusing and shifting its priorities on mental health and evolving its employee initiatives to encourage personal mental health?

Speaker: Samprita Majumder, Global Benefits – APJ Leader, Dell Technologies 

13:40
C-suite fireside chat: Curbing rising healthcare costs with progressive healthcare investments
  • Encouraging employees to venture beyond primary healthcare as part of the total rewards strategy.
  • How are progressive organisations targeting clinical and non-communicable conditions in their benefits packages?
  • Analysing beyond “one-size-fits-all” health insurance for a competitive benefits package.

Moderator: Aditi Sharma Kalra, Regional Editor,  Human Resources Online 

Speaker:

Edmund Lim, Chief Corporate Solutions Officer,  AIA Group

Vaclav Koranda, Vice-President, Human Resources;member of the Board of Directors,  T-Systems Malaysia

14:20
Refreshment break
14:30
Panel discussion: Creating a sustainable wellness programme in your organisation with your employees at its core
  • Creating a culture of wellness in your organisation through the power of self-initiative.
  • How do you enable employees to take charge of their own wellness?
  • Hear from top organisations on their success story implementing innovative means to encourage employees to kick-start their own wellness initiatives.

Moderator:

Aditi Sharma Kalra, Regional Editor, Human Resources Online 

Panelists:
Siti Aishah Lassim, Chief Human Resources Officer, Agrobank
Alvin Low, Head of People, Tesco
Ahmad Risdan, Head of Human Resources, Uzma
Joanne Chan, Total Rewards Director, Asia, Sephora Asia 

15:25
Closing remarks by Aditi Sharma Kalra, Regional Editor, Human Resources Online
15:30
End of day one
09:30
Welcome address by Jerene Ang, Deputy Editor, Human Resources Online
MANEUVERING TOTAL REWARDS IN UNPRECEDENTED TIMES
09:35
Panel discussion: The road to recovery: Revolutionising the employee experience with advanced reward models
  • Determining the relevancy of reward programmes to suit employees’ needs while improving engagement rates.
  • How would remuneration models look like moving forward as we embrace an increasingly remote workforce?
  • Recognising effective frameworks for HR to measure performance, rewards and productivity for remote employees.

Moderator:

Jerene Ang, Deputy Editor, Human Resources Online 

Panelists:

Sharmeel Kaur, Head of Human Resources, DHL Asia Pacific 
Dr. Loo Leap Han, Head of Group Human Resources and Administration, KMU Eiscon Holding 
Alvin Kanniah, Senior Manager, Ground Team Red
Shatdal Shrivastava, Head of Reward – Asia Pacific and Oceania, Nestlé

ENSURING VALUE IN YOUR TOTAL REWARDS STRATEGY
10:25
Reviewing your total rewards strategy to ensure strategic success
  • Total rewards strategies are veering towards more agile and practical models in light of ever-changing market conditions.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness and costs of your existing and upcoming total rewards initiatives.
  • How do you provide the right incentives to the right people, and what is the best way to introduce flexibility in your total rewards model.

Speaker: Sugumaran Vairavappillai, Head, Compensation and Benefits, Centre of Expertise,Group Human Resource Division, Tenaga National Berhad, Malaysia

11:05
Refreshment break
11:15
Developing a robust salary structure in alignment to both internal and external equity

According to the 2019 Hays Asia Salary Guide, 60% of employees looking for a new job quoted “salary/benefit package” as the reason why, making it the leading factor why employees choose to change jobs.

  • Finding the perfect balance in your pay matrix between motivating your employees and controlling labour costs.
  • Hear tips on to successfully ensure your pay matrix is reflective of the current market.
  • Investigate methods used to design salary range structures to determine the best-fit model for your organisation.

Speaker: Faizal Farouk, Head of Differentiated Remuneration, Human Capital Expertise, Petronas

12:00
Lunch
ENSURING LEGAL COMPLIANCE IN CHALLENGING TIMES
13:00
Compensation and Termination benefits under a Voluntary Separation Scheme and Retrenchment Exercise
  • Understanding the differences between a voluntary separation scheme and a retrenchment exercise.
  • Offering a severance package or compensation under a voluntary separation scheme.
  • Offering retrenchment benefits to retrenched employees.

Speaker: 

Diana Cheak, Senior Associate, Head of Employment and Industrial Relations Department, MahWengKwai & Associates. 

TOTAL REWARDS FOR A DIVERSE WORKFORCE
13:40
Millennials and Gen Z: Refining your total rewards strategies for young talent
  • How do you evolve and blend your rewards practices to keep up with the changing demands of the new demographics in the new normal?
  • How can we structure our rewards packages to motivate the younger demographics of workers?
  • Moving towards a culture of flexibility and transparency in our rewards strategies.

Speaker: Lynn Ho,  Regional HR Manager, Asia Pacific,  Rosen Group

14:25
Panel discussion : Utilising technology to optimise your total rewards strategy
  • What is the best way to review our business culture and process in order to find the right technological fit to optimise our total rewards strategy?
  • How technology has changes the reward and recognition space in your organisation?
  • How are companies effectively using technology to upgrade their rewards strategy?

Moderator:

Jerene Ang, Deputy Editor, Human Resources Online 

Panelists: 

Sulaxmi Prasad,  Director, Compensation, Benefits & HRIS, Asia Pacific, Herbalife
Subash Ganapathy, Head of Human Resources, BMW Group Malaysia
Daphne Lin, Chief Human Resources Officer, Treal Technology 

15:25
Closing remarks by Jerene Ang, Deputy Editor, Human Resources Online
15:30
End of Total Rewards Asia Summit Malaysia 2020
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