Power from Your People
Singapore’s economy and workforce are undergoing significant transformations. Global competition, combined with a faster pace of technological disruption, are changing the way businesses function and compete. To sustain economic growth, our businesses will need to foster pervasive innovation and be more manpower-lean. Developing our human capital will be key to ensuring a productive and future-ready workforce.
What role does HR play?
The HR profession is a key enabler for businesses to transform their people into human capital by developing and investing in them. Not only do HR professionals support business transformations by adopting appropriate organisational structures, culture and capabilities, they play a key role in ensuring that companies adopt progressive people practices to attract, develop and retain talent.
In the Spotlight
Lilian Teoh, Learning and Development Manager, Han’s
With the help of a SkillsFuture SME mentor, Lilian developed training programmes to help her colleagues perform better and integrate faster into their roles.
Employees are now able to deliver consistent service, staff turnover has declined, and the company is seeing its business grow.
Esther Quek, Human Resource Manager, Charles & Keith Singapore, Human Capital Partner
Esther looks beyond qualifications when hiring, and believes that developing employees’ skillsets is critical to business success. All employees benefit from customised training programmes which focus on skills development to aid their career progression.
Having open channels of communication with other departments has helped Esther and her team develop progressive people practices that are critical to business success.
Sue Anne Lee, Head of Talent and Leadership Development – Asia Pacific Rolls-Royce Singapore, Human Capital Partner
Sue Anne Lee and her HR colleagues help local talent gain new skills and knowledge to effectively navigate and contribute across the business. They also facilitate international assignments, job shadowing, coaching and mentoring and networking for local talent to benefit from a diverse range of experiences.
The company’s strong belief in growing and grooming their own talent has built up a steady pipeline of experienced leaders who are able to perform on the global stage.
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