Perspectives from the Ground
COVID-19 Taskforce Message by Carmen Wee
Dear HR friends and colleagues,
We are living in unprecedented times and many of you are at the frontline of COVID-19 to keep our employees safe, healthy and productive in the current environment. You are shouldering huge responsibilities, while continuing to provide strong support to your leaders to ensure we meet our business goals.
You are stressed, anxious and even afraid of what this pandemic means for you and your company if COVID-19 becomes a long-drawn battle.
Amidst the seemingly relentless bad news, I want you to know that you do not need to be afraid. You are not alone in these challenging times. Our IHRP community is here to support you to navigate through these extraordinary conditions.
I’m humbled to share that I will be leading the IHRP COVID-19 Taskforce to provide resources to EVERYONE in our HR community. These will be made available to all HR professionals, regardless of our background or company affiliations.
We want to make sure that we support you with adequate and impactful support. Here’s what will be our key focus in the coming months:
- Key advisory and updates to allow you to drive decision making and formulate responses rapidly.
- An extensive array of practical tools, resources and best practices for you to adapt and implement throughout this evolving situation.
- Access to IHRP Master-level professionals to create a lively forum of learning, sharing and support.
- Shape & keep a dual focus on the post-pandemic HR landscape so that you emerge stronger in terms of your workforce & cultural transformation & leadership resilience.
As HR professionals, we play a significant role in being the strong voice for our employees. In these uncertain times, it is more important than ever for us to step up and play an even stronger role within the business.
We are ONE community and you can count on us to support each other to make a positive impact. Do write in to us at IHRP (firstname.lastname@example.org) and give us your feedback so that we can continuously improve and meet your needs in a timely manner.
Thank you for your support for each other during this trying times. Keep strong, stay healthy and together, we can overcome this!
Chairperson, IHRP COVID-19 Taskforce
Catch the webinar recording of the IHRP-MP Webinar on COVID-19: Keeping up with Employee Engagement and Well-being in the midst of circuit breaker measures held on 15th Apr. The session was moderated by Ms. Carmen Wee (IHRP-MP and Chairperson of IHRP’s COVID-19 Taskforce) and hosted by Ms. Ong Chin Yin (IHRP-MP and Head Of People at Grab) and Mr. DN Prasad (IHRP-MP and Senior Director, Strategy, People & Organization at GovTech).
Access the webinar recording of the IHRP-MP Webinar Series on COVID-19: What is the new normal after COVID-19? How do organisations manage?” in partnership with SUTD held on 27th Apr below. The session was moderated by Dr. Jaclyn Lee (IHRP-MP and Chief Human Resources Officer at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)) with Ms. Carmen Wee (IHRP-MP and IHRP COVID-19 Taskforce Chairperson) and Dr Nilanjan Raghunath (Assistant Professor of Sociology, SUTD).