The Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) or Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB) hosted their annual flagship event, the HRDF Conference and Exhibition 2016, across two days from December 6 – 7 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). The conference was officiated by Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Sri Adenan Bin Ab. Rahman, Secretary-General of Ministry of Human Resources.
As part of the efforts to deliberate on the power and potential of Malaysian employers, employees and training providers, the conference was conceptualised based on Global Human Capital Trends. The conference focused on four learning tracks – leading, engaging, re-inventing and re-imagining.
The conference witnessed the participation of over (20) industry experts – locally and from abroad that took on key roles as speakers, panelists and moderators. The event attracted over 1,800 HR professionals across Asia Pacific and the United Kingdom due to its highly interactive and content-rich sessions.
“The availability of a highly skilled workforce that has global competitiveness is pivotal to support a knowledge-intensive economy and improve labour productivity that is expected to increase by 3.7%. HRDF will continue to support the National Development Agenda of achieving a 35 percent skilled Malaysian workforce by the year 2020,” said Dato’ CM Vignaesvaran, the Chief Executive of HRDF.
“We hope through our flagship event, we will be able to bring down Malaysia’s unemployment rate; reduce the nation’s dependency on foreign expertise for skilled jobs; and equip Malaysian workers with skills that are in demand by the industries,” he added.
HRDF also organised their annual HRD Award event on December 6, 2016. The long-standing and prestigious Award which was introduced in 2001 is recognised and fully supported by the Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia.
It is awarded to exemplary HRDF registered employers and training providers who have put in place strategic and concerted efforts to drive a world class training culture within their organisation and circle of influence. The ceremony witnessed four prestigious awards up for contention – the Human Resources Minister Award; the PSMB Award; the PSMB Innovation & Creativity Award; and the Pearl Award.
HRDF Award Winners 2016
The Human Resources Minister Award
The PSMB Award
The PSMB Innovation & Creativity Award
The Pearl Award
Key speakers at the conference were Dilip Boury, Managing Consultant of IBM and Workforce Science and Analytics, APAC, Laura Harrison, Director, People and Strategy, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Siemens Malaysia’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Prakash Chandran.
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