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Recruitment Asia 2016

Senior HR Forum is pleased to support as a media partner for Recruitment Asia organized by Human Resources Magazine. For more details, you may directly refer to the Human Resources Recruitment Asia 2016.


Now in its 3rd year, Recruitment Asia is an annual recruitment strategy focused event gathering senior HR leaders from across industries in Asia. This is your one-stop shop to stock up on talent acquisition strategies and benchmark against your own practices.

Previous Speakers Include:

– Andrea Loke, Grad Recruitment, BNP Paribas
– Dave Ansell, Head of Talent, Ericsson
– Annastasia Raj , Head of Talent, Hong Leong Bank
– Michael Khoo, Regional HR Director, IRC
– Alexander Trost, Vice President HR , Infineon
– Ungku Harun, VP Human Capital, Johor Corporation
– Zubair Raffiq, Head of Talent, L’Oreal Malaysia
– Eli Wong, Head of Cluster HR , Maersk Malaysia
– Nora Abd Manaf , Group Capital HR , Maybank Group
– Ezekiel Vicente, CIO, Mindvalley
– Irene Leng, HR director. NKF
– Azlin Yusof, Head Talent Sourcing, PETRONAS
– NC Prakash, Regional Director HR, Rohde & Schwarz
– Anuradha Katyal, HR Director, Scania SEA
– Rachael Pogson, Global VP HR, Seagate
– Daniel Zhang, Recruitment Lead, Shell
– Su Ta, Head of HR, Sri Kota Medical
– Brandon Lew, Head of HR Ops, T-Systems
– John Nolan, SVP HR, Unilever
– Adam Abdullah, HR Director, Weir Minerals

To view the latest 2016 agenda and confirmed speakers, click here .

Contact The Human Resources Magazine at +65 6423 0329

As Senior HR Forum is one of the media partners for the event, Senior HR Forum Subscribers get to enjoy 10% off delegate pass’s prices by booking your delegate ticket today!

The Malaysia Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM) Congress

Senior HR Forum is supporting The Malaysia Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM) Congress. Members of Senior HR Forum enjoy a 10% discount on participation.


The Malaysia Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM) Congress is Malaysia’s leading international event for public & private sector human capital management and development leaders. This congress combines leading world class programme, workshops and exhibition to engage directly with international thought leaders, world renowned educators, business leaders & suppliers that collectively drive competitive advantage and market leadership.

Confirmed Speakers 2016 include the followings:

– PRAKASH CHANDRAN, President & Chief Executive Ocer, SIEMENS MALAYSIA
– HMAD FAUZI YAHYA, Regional Human Resources Head for Zone Asia, Oceania & Africa, NESTLÉ PROFESSIONAL
– BRECKON JONES, Director Global Compensation & Benefits and Head of Reward, Australia & New Zealand, AMERICAN EXPRESS
– ELI WONG, Head of Cluster, Human Resources, Malaysia & Singapore, MAERSK LINE
– R. HAZLEE BIN ABDUL HADI, Head, Occupational Health Specialist & Medical Advisor Occupational Health Services, PRINCE COURT MEDICAL CENTRE, MALAYSIA
– DATUK JOHAN IDRIS, Managing Partner, KPMG
– SUBHANKAR ROY CHOWDHURY, Global Head HR Strategy, M&A and Analytics, LENOVO

Visit http://www.mihrmcongress.com today to register for your seat!

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APAC Leadership Forum VIII: S C Storage and Headway Team Sharing

In the APAC Leadership Forum series, we are delighted to have the opportunity to invite two top leaders in Hong Kong to share their keys to success and journey in leading organizations to achieve their mission. This session will be focused on sharing practical and real life challenges, examples and cases to stimulate inspiration and learning among the audience. The event will be ended with an open discussion for participants to share their views, build on each other’s ideas and facilitate learning via interactions.

Kevin She, S C Storage, speaking at the event.

Kevin She, S C Storage, speaking at the event.

Date: Wednesday, 29th April, 2015
Time: 14:00 – 16:15
Venue: The Executive Centre @ Level 23, One Island East, 18 Westlands Road, Island East, Hong Kong

Leading a Start-up to Success: Challenges and Keys to Success in the Journey

Kevin She, founder, S C Logistics Co. Ltd.
Kevin She introduced the mini storage concept to Hong Kong, launching SC Storage in 2001. Today it is the biggest storage service provider in Hong Kong, with 18,000 rooms in 56 different locations providing a wide variety of collateral services including transportation, mail delivery and small offices. SC Storage was the first in Hong Kong to develop a chain-store/retail format, opening new outlets near MTR stations and other convenient areas to create strong brand consciousness. The company also reduced operating costs by relocating its call and invoice center to Shenzhen, opening a moving company in 2005 to provide combined moving and storage services and launching specialty bicycle storage and wine storage facilities in 2009. Starting as a one-man operation, the company has grown to more than 70 full-time employees recruited on attitude and abilities rather than experience and credentials. Kevin She believes in developing a good corporate culture, aligned with the group’s strategic goals. He sets common goals and targets for the company and individual departments, and rewards individual staff based on effort. In 2009, Kevin She won the Innovative Entrepreneur Award, he also won the Young Entrepreneur Award of DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards in 2011. He also promotes a culture of learning and sharing, and has established an education fund to help employees pursue continued education. The net result has been steady growth and positioning itself for future expansion.

Keys to Success in Driving Performance for Organizations of Varying Size

Simon Lee, Principal Consultant, Headway Team
Simon has an Education heart, Business mind, with a keen eye on Technology. Simon’s career work spans 25 years in Education ranging from policy to classroom, from camps to homes to board rooms, and pre-school to University, Simon started his own tutoring program at 19 years old. He’s served as Executive Director for 10 years for San Francisco’s Growth & Learning Opportunities, which empowers student leaders and systemic change through partnerships with schools and learning programs.
Simon also had the opportunity to assist Sara Beattie with the following key initiatives:
– Lease renewal negotiation, strategy, analysis, and planning
– Revenue & Business Development Planning in services and finances
– Business Strategy organising for HK and Shanghai Offices
– Expansion research, planning, strategy, and implementation
– Organisation structuring – including Job Descriptions, KPIs, and Organisational Chart

Additionally, Simon is an advisor for SnapAsk, an Education Mobile App Company based in Hong Kong and recent spoke at General Assembly’s Education Conference on Education Technology.

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Talent Management Forum: Ice . Fire . Iron . Humour

WHEN: August 28, 2014 (Thursday), 9:10 am – 12:50 pm
WHERE: Cliftons, L5, Hutchison House, 10 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong
Registration: Invitation Only. Email dannycheung@seniorhrforum.com for details.

1. Talent Acquisition Game Changers from Sourcing to Succession Planning
2. Team Building and Collaboration Activity
Greg Basham & Andrew Cheung

Greg is an experienced executive with a background leading a large Human Resources Management and Organization Development group for one of Canada’s largest P&C insurers. His success in leading in HR led to a non-HR role as an executive vice president & officer and acting CEO.

Andrew is an inspiring marketer, event organizer and successful leader of groups and teams where he has worked with Managing Directors and CEOs and voluntary teams of varying sizes.

3. Sales Performance in the 21st Century – Tackling the Elephant in The Room
David Lambert

Co-author of Smarter Selling, the best-selling book (now in its second edition) that describes how to work with customers, colleagues, partners and suppliers to build trusted relationships that deliver enduring value for all parties.

Principal of IOWEU International, a networked training organization comprising over a hundred certified affiliates who deliver coaching and training programs based on the approaches detailed in the Smarter Selling book, working with leading organizations from many sectors and many countries.

David began his career with Coopers & Lybrand in 1983, in London, before co-founding TraQs Consulting in 1990. He moved to Hong Kong in 1995, where he joined PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). At PwC he held positions as Business Development Director, Marketing and Communications Director and Head of PricewaterhouseCoopers Leadership Academy.

4. How Humour Encourage Positive Mindset at Work
Vivek Mahbubani

Vivek is a Hong Kong-bred bilingual stand-up comedian performing in both Cantonese and English. Having been crowned the Funniest Person (in Chinese) in Hong Kong in 2007 followed by his victory in the English category at the Hong Kong International Comedy Competition in 2008, Vivek has had the opportunity to take his sense of humor all over Asia including Hong Kong, China, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangkok, Sri Lanka and India. When not doing comedy, Vivek is a self-employed web designer running his own business and plays drums for his loud, metal band Eve of Sin. One of Vivek’s passions is reading and his favorite book is Sun Tzu’s Art of War. Oddly, his favorite color is hot pink.

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Asia Pacific Leadership and HR Best Practice Forum 2014: Hong Kong Session

This is the first session of the Asia Pacific Leadership and HR Best Practice Forum 2014. There will be a total of 4 sessions across Asia Pacific in 2014: Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Singapore.

Topic and Speaker:
2:15pm – 2:45pm  Background Check Best Practice
– Greg Basham, CEO, eeVoices Limited

2:45pm – 3:15pm
Talent Acquisition Best Practice Panel
-Greg Basham, CEO, eeVoices Limited
-Teresa Cheuk, Director, The Executive Centre
-Ada Yeung, HR Manager, English Schools Foundation

3:25pm – 3:55pm
Corporate Wellness and Engagement Best Practice
– Dr. Joseph, Chiropractor, Chirocare Chiropractic Centre Limited

3:55pm – 4:25pm
Employee Engagement Survey Best Practice
– Deborah Negrash, HR Director, The Executive Centre

4:25pm – 4:55pm
Employee Engagement Best Practice
– Connie Chan, Head of HR, Hong Kong, Yahoo

4:55pm – 5:25pm
Training and Development Best Practice Panel
– Trevor Smith, Founder and Executive Coach, The Orchard Partnership
– Aparna Sachar, Executive Coach, Zen@Work
– Deborah Negrash, HR Director, The Executive Centre
– Dr. Joseph, Chiropractor, Chirocare Chiropractic Centre Limited
– Connie Chan, Head of HR, Hong Kong, Yahoo

Speaker Bios

Greg Basham, BA, MBA – Chief Executive Officer, eeVoices Limited, currently heads one of the leading organizations in pre-employment background check, employee engagement survey and exit interview in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining eeVoices, Basham led the human resources development group for one of Canada’s largest property and casualty insurers where his group pioneered leading edge concepts in organization development, performance planning and review, leadership and training. His success led to the executive suite where as Vice President with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia he held a unique mix of executive responsibilities including: government relations, corporate policy, strategic planning, customer fairness and complaints, freedom of information and privacy, Ombudsman Investigations, internal audit, leadership development and youth road safety. Prior to this Basham served as Project Director led a reorganization of the Vancouver Police Department and authored “A planning, implementation, and organization theory guide to the team policing model” published in 1977, by the Ministry of the Attorney‐General (Victoria, B.C).

Dr. Joseph Wong received his Honors Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto, Canada. His major was in Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology. After earning his first degree, he decided to continue his study, not in Medical Genetics, but in Chiropractic Medicine. Chiropractic is a hands-on health care profession. He entered the Southern California University of Health Sciences, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in September, 2001 and graduated with the degree of Doctor of Chiropractic in April 2005. After obtaining his degree, he continued in his post graduate study in Pediatric Chiropractic. He earned his F.I.C.P.A. (Fellow International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) at the end of 2005. He opened his own Chiropractic centre in 2007. He is currently the medical consultant for the Hong Kong government discipline services such as the Junior Police Officers Association, the Customs Officer’s union, the Immigration Service Officers Association, the Fire Service Department Association, the Ambulancemen Union, the Immigration Assistant Union, the Leisure Services Staff General Union, etc.

Deborah Negrash, Corporate Director – Human Assets of The Executive Centre,overseeing the human resources function covering team member relations, recruitment, training and professional development, diversity and benefits. She focuses on promoting the “Oneness” culture in every aspect of the business in every region to deliver a team-based work environment; and improving upon and developing an efficient HR System that is in line with the company’s vision and values as well as perceived as the foundation of The Executive Centre for further business growth. Deborah joined The Executive Centre as Business Development Manager in 2008 and was later promoted to Group General Manager of South China in 2009 and Group Head of South & West China in 2013. Prior to joining The Executive Centre, Deborah worked for Riverdale International, a property developer in Washington DC as Marketing Director. She also managed part of the family business focused on a club/restaurant in Washington DC after graduation. Deborah holds a Bachelor Degree in International Affairs with a focus on Asian Studies and International Business, from George Washington University.

Trevor Smith, Founder and Executive Coach, The Orchard Partnership is an experienced executive coach, trainer and sales performance consultant working across a variety of industries. He founded The Orchard Partnership in order to share his 29 years of front-line business and sales experience accumulated whilst working in both Europe and Asia. He has been resident in Hong Kong for over 12 years. Trevor is a member of the Executive Management Team of a wholly owned subsidiary of one of the UK’s most respected Insurance and Investment groups. This C-corridor experience and front line sales know-how gives him great credibility when working with leaders, sales executives and managers at all levels. He is able to apply this practical business knowledge as a highly effective executive coach and trainer.

Teresa Cheuk, Director, Business Systems, The Executive Centre, has strong background of administration management in her career life and is capable to enhance the effectiveness of business tasks through technology. She has been assisting companies to grow their business from a preliminary idea into multi-national company level.

Aparna Sachar, Founder and Chief Trainer, Zen@Work, is the president of the Hong Kong Toastmasters club. Aparna excels at motivational speeches with seasoning of humour thrown in. Her powerful messages, inspiring tone and unique presentation topics empower listeners to excel. Aparna’s experience as a teacher and also as a member of Toastmasters has turned her into a coveted speaker who people enjoy listening to. Aparna has been voted the Best Table Topic Speaker and Best Speaker multiple times.

Ada Yeung, Human Resources Manager at English Schools Foundation, is a Human Resources professional with diversified experience in HR policies, Training and Development, Recruitment, Employee Relations and HR Administration. Yeung has invaluable experience in executing new HR initiatives and managing big scale events.

Connie Chan, Head of Human Resources, Yahoo Hong Kong  has over 13 years experience in human resources management, talent acquisition and consulting in Hong Kong and Asia Pacific. She has made outstanding accomplishment in change management, employee engagement, organizational effectiveness and workforce management in leading technology companies and investment bank. She currently heads up Human Resources for Hong Kong, Korea and Japan office.   She holds a Master Degree in Human Resources Management from Macquarie University and a Bachelor Degree in Business from Huddersfield University.

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Senior HR Forum: Asia Pacific HR Best Practice 2011

On June 10, 2011, eeVoices Limited together with FlexSystem and Senior HR Forum organized a HR conference in The Excetive Centre, 100 HR directors and managers from leading company in Hong Kong participated in it.

The conference is divided into three parts:

1.  Talent Acquisition Best Practice Forum
Opening Message & Pre-Employment Screening Best Practice: Greg Basham, CEO, eeVoices Limited

Talent Acquisition Best Practice Panel:

Facilitator: Greg Basham, CEO, eeVoices Limited
Ada Yeung, HR Manager, English Schools Foundation
MiMi Choi, Director, Talent Management, City Telecom (HK) Limited
Teresa Cheuk, Director, The Executive Centre
Sachin Tipnis, Executive Director, MBA Programmes, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong

2.  Law and Regulation Best Practice Forum- Minimum Wage in Hong Kong
Featured Speaker: Pattie Walsh, Head of Regional Asia Employment Practice, DLA Piper Limited

HK Minimum Wage Panel:

Facilitator: Manfred Lau, Business Consulting Director, APAC, Graval Limited
Pattie Walsh, Head of Regional Asia Employment Practice, DLA Piper Limited
Francis Wong, Associate Director, FlexSystems Limited
Renee So, Vice President, AIA Portfolio Management

3.    Employee Engagement Best Practice Forum
Featured Speaker: Alice Yip, Group Director of Human Resources Development, Marco Polo Hotels

Employee Engagement Best Practice Panel:
Facilitator: Manfred Lau, Business Consulting Director, APAC, Graval Limited
Alice Yip, Group Director of Human Resources Development, Marco Polo Hotels
Cindy Po, Director, Human Resources Asia Pacific Region, F T I Consulting
Alex Lau, Managing Consultant, Graval Limited


Minimum Wages and the Impact to the Organization –beyond Dollars and Cents

Minimum wage is a hot topic nowadays among HR industry. On April 20, 2011, eeVoices organized with FlexSystem a HR conference, inviting speakers share their views about the impact of minimum wages on various companies.


Winnie Ng, consultant of Miler Ellison. Winnie is one of the few employment lawyers in the market with multi-lingual capability and who specializes in both Hong Kong and PRC employment laws. Winnie has particular strength in advising statutory bodies, financial institutions and multinational corporations on complex issues relating to hiring and termination, employee benefits and compensation, data privacy, anti-discrimination laws, employee handbooks and policies. With rich litigation experience, Winnie also advises clients in relation to employment disputes in the Labour Tribunal and courts.

Ms. Christine Lui, Senior Unit Manager, Deputy of District Director and Corporate Solution Committee at AIA Portfolio Management. Mr. Jay T.C. Cheng, Unit Manager, AIA Portfolio Management. He is specializing in research and market analysis information.  Their division has managed over a client portfolio of over fifty million HKD. In this session, the two speakers shared their insights in the specific areas for the Minimum Wages policy changes, such as the potential impact in employer employee relationship with the Minimum Wages policy; best practices in MPF and Group Medical Plans that could positively incent and motivate employees, minimize HR and employer workload and processes, and improve employer employee relationships.

Mr. Francis Wong, the Associate Director of FlexSystem Limited. Mr. Francis Wong possesses over 20 years of experiences as senior executive in international and listed companies, ranging from retail to property developer. He also has over 15 years of experiences in managing overall human resource functions and staff coaching. In his session, he covered the following topics:

• Impact in salary and wage structure, employee morale and culture, and hiring practice.
• Potential pitfalls to meet MW requirement due to the policy changes and calculation for
working hours and holiday.
• People strategies, system changes and best practices for MW policy changes

Shenzhen conference on International Exchange of Professionals

On October 29 & 30, Senior HR Forum has participated in the largest HR conference in Shenzhen – Shenzhen conference on International Exchange of Professionals.

The China HR industry has definitely been going through a lot of changes and development in the last few years.  We have learnt a lot from the HR leaders and CEOs in China.

The event has incorporated a lot of new ideas, from recruitment, training to leadership.

Hundreds of job seekers and HR practitioners have visited our booth.  We felt very delighted to be a member of this big show.

Nowadays, the HR practitioners in China are getting more and more strategic.  We have spent a lot of time sharing with them about our insight but at the same time learning from each of these HR experts.

We also had the opportunity to interact with a lot of other overseas HR experts participating in this event.

This event is definitely one of the best where both HR experts from Mainland and overseas are participating.

The ceremony at night was both exciting and inspiring.  The organizer of the event has given an inspiring speech about the vision of this event.

At the ceremony, we had the opportunity to speak with one of the speakers who has given a speech at the opening.  He is now the Senior Director from Johnson and Johnson.  He has flied back to China from US simply to participate for this event.  He was definitely another great speaker and inspiring individual.

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