Agenda

Conference
Interactive session
08:00
Registration
09:00
Welcome address by Aditi Sharma Kalra, Regional Editor, Human Resources Online
09:10
Opening keynote – Addressing the global outlook: surviving the VUCA world as mobility practitioners
  • With an increasingly nationalist landscape, how will the mobility scene in Asia be affected?
  • What should mobility practitioners be aware of with the tightening of local labour laws?
  • How will the mobility landscape evolve in the future and how should companies prepare for the changing landscape of mobility?
09:50
Interactive session 1

Throughout the day attendees will stay at their table, while table hosts rotate to cover the following topics with each group:

  • Getting your return on relocation
  • Leadership talent pipeline
  • Flexible mobility strategy
  • Risk management
  • Changing mobility practices with technology
10:20
Networking tea break
10:50
Creating a seamless experience for your employees on assignment
  • How to optimise employee engagement through experience design
  • Tips to motivate assignees on a personal and professional level
  • What can happen when experience is not centric to the process
  • How global mindset can drive productivity and successful business outcomes
  • Latest BGRS research findings that reveal unprecedented trends and statistics

Speaker: Ellyn Karetnick, Vice President, Global Head of Talent Development and Mobility, BGRS

11:20
Interactive session 2

Throughout the day attendees will stay at their table, while table hosts rotate to cover the following topics with each group:

  • Getting your return on relocation
  • Leadership talent pipeline
  • Flexible mobility strategy
  • Risk management
  • Changing mobility practices with technology
11:50
A case study of lyf- adapting to the diversification of mobility assignments
  • With increased diversification in mobility assignments and changing generational expectations, a flexible and agile mobility strategy is imperative to provide options to our mobile workforce.
  • Adapting to the evolving mobility trends – align and adapt your mobility programmes to the varied and changing mobility needs.
  • What are some of the cost savings gained with a tailored mobility programme?

Speaker: Mindy Teo, Deputy Managing Director,lyf, The Ascott Limited

 

12:05
Propelling the business agenda forward with the use of mobility
  • Learn how to build a business case to gain buy-in from key stakeholders for employee mobility.
  • Understanding the vital role that mobility plays in talent attraction, management and engagement.
  • How do you elevate the role of mobility in your organisation?
12:20
Speed networking
12:30
Networking lunch
13:30
Incorporating mobility as part of an effective graduate recruitment strategy
  • The rise of an increasingly younger workforce will see a shift in needs and priorities of the mobile workforce.
  • Adapting to the evolving mobility trends – align and adapt your mobility programmes to the needs of the changing workforce.
  • Formulating an effective graduate recruitment strategy in alignment to your business needs.
  • What are some of the cost savings gained with a tailored mobility programme?

Speakers:
Marieke Bos van den Berg, Regional HR Director Asia, Akzonobel
Lim Geik Hoon, Regional Rewards Director, Asia, Akzonobel

14:00
Interactive session 3

Throughout the day attendees will stay at their table, while table hosts rotate to cover the following topics with each group:

  • Getting your return on relocation
  • Leadership talent pipeline
  • Flexible mobility strategy
  • Risk management
  • Changing mobility practices with technology
14:30
Interactive session 4

Throughout the day attendees will stay at their table, while table hosts rotate to cover the following topics with each group:

  • Getting your return on relocation
  • Leadership talent pipeline
  • Flexible mobility strategy
  • Risk management
  • Changing mobility practices with technology
15:00
Networking tea break
15:30
Interactive session 5

Throughout the day attendees will stay at their table, while table hosts rotate to cover the following topics with each group:

  • Getting your return on relocation
  • Leadership talent pipeline
  • Flexible mobility strategy
  • Risk management
  • Changing mobility practices with technology
16:00
Panel Discussion: Exploring the future of “ digital mobility”
  • In this new digital age, explore how digitalisation and digitisation help your organisation to streamline mobility practices.
  • The convenience of real time communication tools connecting people across the globe results in the easy formation of virtual teams spanning across the globe, how will this affect the movement of human capital?
  • Ultimately, do you view technology as an enabler to the mobility industry?
16:50
Rapid-fire: HR Moblity solutions for 2021 and beyond
17:00
Closing Remarks
Getting your return on relocation

Getting your return on relocation – ROI is a crucial metric for HR practices and mobility programmes are no different. Moreover, with the radical changes happening in mobility, the term relocation is changing.

• As ROI for localisation of mobile talent is short-term, how can HR help to enhance the sustainability?
• How does global politics shape the local plus packages you are considering in the backdrop of ROI? (e.g. Brexit, ASEAN bilateral ties etc).
• Should organisations be looking at the less tangible return of a globally savvy workforce and focus on diversity?

Table hosts:
A- Jane Cha, HR Advisor, CGG
B- Terrence Ng, Head of Human Resource, PetroChina International

Leadership talent pipeline

Leadership talent pipeline – Strike while the iron is hot and act on the opportunity to structure a global-ready workforce in purview of your succession planning. Focus on optimising your global talent sourcing strategy and growing your pool of talent with the capability to deliver in a global setting.

• How do you ensure the skill set of an ASEAN leader is developed within your talent pool on the mobility programme?
• Junior deployment may be the first step to building a leadership pipeline – how can HR highlight this business need to other leaders?
• Going back to basics in streamlining hiring processes and thinking out of the box to identify capability, not people.

Table hosts:
A- Lim Hock Thiam, HR Director, Energizer
B- Pooja Jhaveri, Talent Partner, HP

Flexible mobility strategy

Flexible mobility strategy – With an increased diversification in the types of mobility assignments deployed, there has been a shift away from the traditional model of reviewing the expat package towards strategies that are more agile and innovative in nature.

• Tailoring mobility packages based on assignment types ranging from traditional long-term assignments to those that are shorter in nature ranging from business trips, immersive experience etc.
• Creating a mobility strategy that is more agile and flexible in nature to accommodate to the diversification of assignments.
• What are some ways we can strategically ensure a cost-effective mobility programme?
• What are some of the innovative accommodation models that most appeal to the millennial workforce?

Table hosts:
A- Rochelle Xu, Manager, Client Development, BGRS
B- Huong Tran, Head of Rewards, National University of Singapore

Risk management

Risk management – Governance, risk and compliance intricacies are ever-present in today’s protectionist world despite transcending geographical barriers.

• Mitigating risks involved (compliance and others) when considering business-critical locations and moving your employees on project based assignments.
• With an increase in policy and employee choice flexibility, how do you support and build a successful mobility programme despite the risks involved?
• Keep your business travellers in check and help bridge the cultural gap during repatriation with effective expectation setting and support.

Table hosts:
A- Nohrinyl Verzosa.  Regional HR Director, Tata Communications
B- TBD

Changing mobility practices with technology

Changing mobility practices with technology – Technology has the ability to make waves in industries, here are some ways technology has the potential to transform mobility practices, share your thoughts on the following with your peers at the table:

• Level 1: Using technology as a tool to streamline and automate processes in the mobility industry, using data analytics to track employee development/retention.
• Level 2: Using artificial intelligence/ machine learning to make better decisions in terms of candidate deployement for assignment. How can artificial intelligence/machine learning be utilised to make strategic business decisions?
• Level 3: Using technology to mitigate the need to move employees physically across borders with the use of real time communication tools, from video –conferencing to even tools such as augmented reality.

Where do you and your company stand on the above?

Table hosts:
A- Reserved for Cartus  
B- TBD

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