The Global Recruiter’s Asia Pacific Summit has attracted a record number of delegates drawn from some of the leading recruitment organisations in the region. "The first day of the summit has been a huge success," said Rod Hore, director at HHMC, "well received speakers on topics of interest and strong networking between the senior industry attendees. Now in its fourth year this is truly an Asia Pacific recruitment industry highlight."
Greg Chen, of Outsource Indonesia and ABADI described the event as a "mind opening and productive experience" noting how the global and country/region specific trends identified were being shared by experts and audience alike, along with ideas for new business models and innovations.
"I look forward to bringing the learnings and new contacts made at the conference back home to help develop our recruitment industry in Indonesia," he said.
With the title of ‘Innovation in Talent Acquisition’ the summit’s first day saw keynote presentations from Gyan Nagpal, the author of Talent Economics - The Fine Line between Winning and Losing the Global War for Talent. His session gave all those attending plenty of food for thought as he explained five talent trends prevalent in the Asia Pacific region which will define the role and work of the recruiter in the future.
Nagpal was followed by Janson Yap, Asia Pacific Managing Director, Deloitte & Touche Enterprise Risk Services. Based in Singapore, Yap examined the need for innovation in today’s workforce and how the quality of an organisation’s talent is key to its success. A social media panel held the same morning drew together the thoughts an opinions of experts including Matt Allanson, Sales Leader from LinkedIn; Imran Johri, Marketing Director at Spring Professional; Khoo Wei Ren, Director of RegionUP and Chook Yuh Yng, Country Manager at JobStreet.com. Chaired by Ann Swain, CEO of APSCo – with whom the summit is held in association – the session proved popular with the audience, drawing comments and ideas from many people and delivering a clear insight into this innovative area of recruitment practice.
A further panel session examining innovation in the recruitment market also engaged with the audience as Julie Mills, CEO, ITCRA; Tom Dunsmore of Nicoll Curtin, GRM’s Rob Green and Joshua Yim, CEO of Achieve all offered their view on what would be important for recruiters in the near future.
At the conclusion of this important and insightful day, delegates can reflect over what they have discussed and learned and look forward to tomorrow when there will be further opportunities to gain knowledge and new techniques for their recruitment practice. Following on from that, The Global Recruiter switches into celebratory mode and puts the best of the best in Asia Pacific recruitment centre stage. Finalists for The Global Recruiter Asia Pacific Industry Awards will assemble at the gala dinner and awards ceremony to discover who has impressed the judges the most with their recruitment practice this year.
Stay tuned to #GRAsiaPac to follow all the action.