If you’re operating in the Asia Pacific region or considering a move to establish a recruitment business or branch, the Global Recruiter’s Asia Pacific Summit 2016 is the place to be for the insider knowledge and inspiration you need. This year’s event is held at the Suntec Singapore Convention Centre on October 5-6th.
This year’s summit is the fifth such annual event and is recongised as the must-attend conference for recruiters who are serious about the Asia Pacific. It is also the largest meeting of recruitment professionals in the region.
This year, the summit is addressing Talent Acquisition - successful strategies in a demanding market. Hosted by International recruitment and talent management entrepreneur and director at Benula Capital, Miles Hunt, the event is the place to find game-changing ideas to propel your business further. Leading off the summit will be Gyan Nagpal, CEO Peoplelens Global Associates and best selling author. Returning after a highly successful and popular presentation last year, Nagpal will address disruption in these times of ‘VUCA’ (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity). Nagpal notes how the digital economy is already accelerating new ways of work, while traditional employment contracts seem a little outdated. What will the future talent economy look like and what must sourcing leaders do to keep pace?
The summit is held in association with APSCo and supported by the CIPD and Ciett. All these organisations have a strong presence in the region, and representatives from each will be on hand to offer ideas and opinions. The future of talent in Singapore 2030, for example, will be explored in a session from by Sarah Dunleavy, research advisor, CIPD Asia. APSCo’s own CEO Ann Swain will also be leading sessions over the two day event including an interview with one of the leading industry lights from the region and two panel sessions covering the future challenges for recruitment organisations and secondly on the impact of economic unpredictability on talent acquisition. Diana Gabriel, senior vice president of global strategy and solutions at Staffing Industry Analysts will also be on hand on day two to examine global recruitment trends and how the Asia Pacific region fit into this picture.
The summit has also been fortunate to secure a presentation from Choon Neo Siow, former managing director, training and performance enhancement, FedEx Express and former senior psychologist, MINDEF, Singapore. Choon’s presentation will study how a positive mindset allows elite athletes to focus on making the small improvements that will give them a higher probability of success. Transposing this idea to the world of work Choon will show how performance psychology can make a difference when there is a slim margin between success and failure. She will also share her expertise of collaborative tools and workplace design and analysis and how it can improve success and greater performance.
Finally, a series of round table discussions will be held to target specific countries within the region, enabling recruiters to get to grips with the specific challenges faced in their immediate geographies. The areas outlined for discussion will be: Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Australia featuring facilitators including Lita Nithiyanandan, head of APSCo Asia, Rob Green, CEO, GRM Search, Andrew Hairs, group managing director, Monroe Consulting Group and Julie Mills, CEO, ITCRA.