Recognising the various challenges that are requiring vital changes in the way businesses operate, ASPRI – the Association of Process Industry – of Singapore organised a seminar for its member companies recently, focusing on key aspects of Human Capital Development.
ASPRI Executive Director Wayne Yap said, “Technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate. Individuals are relatively quick to adapt to ongoing innovations, but organisations move at a slower pace. Many still retain structures and practices that are outdated. A number of converging issues are now driving the urgent need to ’rewrite the rules’.”
One of the main sessions was led by global Human Capital Management solutions provider Microimage HCM, where CEO Harsha Purasinghe shared the key steps for companies to meet these new challenges head on and achieve true digital transformation in HR. “Identifying key pain points in managing people in today’s context and addressing them using a milestone-based digital talent experiences approach is a good start,” he said. “It’s important to leverage the power of data analytics for swift decision-making and allowing business leaders to directly gain access anytime anywhere on any device will make a significant impact to today’s workforce management,” he further elaborated.
“With digital HR solutions such as HCM Cloud, companies can move into the era of digital HR in a seamless manner. We are delighted to be sharing this transformation roadmap with some of Singapore’s leading process industry companies, and in particular helping SMEs on their journey,” he added.
“At ASPRI, we are fully committed to helping our members professionalise their HR functions and optimise human capital to achieve sustained business growth. This seminar will help business managers and owners understand what is involved and how to implement the necessary changes,” added Mr Yap.
Attended by almost 50 participants representing 30 companies, the seminar was organised in conjunction with partners from Government, Professional bodies and Digital Service providers. The programme covered hiring, human capital management, talent retention and an overview of the government grants available for SMEs to take that first step.
Other sessions covered Attracting & Retaining Talent for SMEs, presented by BDO, The Ministry of Manpower’s HR Industry Plan presented by SHRI Corporation, and several sessions presented by WSG.
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ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION OF PROCESS INDUSTRY (ASPRI)
Established in 1997, the Association of Process Industry (ASPRI) is a membership-based trade association that represents the interests of more than 500 companies across Singapore’s Process Industry comprising of petroleum, petrochemical, specialty chemical and pharmaceutical sectors.
With a vision to be a Visible and Credible Partner in the Process Industry, ASPRI’s mission is to Connect, Engage and Grow; ASPRI collaborates closely with various stakeholders in the Process Industry; government and statutory boards, plant owners, Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) and affiliated Trade Associations and Chambers (TACs) to connect, engage and propel the industry’s growth by fostering a strong tripartite Public – Private Partnership.
Founded in the mid-1990’s as a Start-up, today Microimage has become a global human capital management software solutions provider with operations spanning various geographies. In Asia Pacific, where business leaders are taking a very proactive approach to people management, Microimage holds a strong presence and has implemented its digital HCM Cloud solution for a range of clients from enterprises with regional operations to SMEs.
In early 2018, Microsoft Corporation selected HCM Cloud as one of the showcase solutions for the industry zone at its APAC Technology Centre in Singapore. Microimage is also a global co-sell ready ISV partner of Microsoft Corporation.
Microimage HCM was also recently named as one of the top tech providers in the HR space across the APAC region for 2018 in the annual ranking published by APAC CIO Outlook Magazine.