MAIN CONFERENCE
November 15, 2023

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM | REGISTRATION

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM | Speed Networking Session

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM | INTRODUCTION TO POST PANDEMIC ERA IN HR

Abstract:
Given that the Pandemic era also had an impact on human resources, difficulties  embracing changes, particularly in work setup, have been a problem that has to be addressed further. Organizations are strategically ensuring that all of their staff are consistently productive and efficient. Let's investigate more how we can go with the HR System's existing flow.

Key Points:
1. What are the challenges faced by employees in pandemic era?
2. How do organizations cope with these challenges?
3. What are the topics or subject to discuss that will contribute to the success of HR in Post Pandemic Era?

Speaker:
Alvanson So
Regional People Lead
Canva

9:20 AM - 9:40 AM | Role of HR Software in Payroll Solution

Abstract:
Human Resources software helps in managing people, information and processes. It is designed to help both managers and employees work more efficiently while reducing errors, ensuring compliance and increasing productivity. Through this process, the HR team is able to identify the key areas that need further training to enhance overall performance. In this discussion, we will also discover the effectiveness, issues and concerns that the HR encounters throughout the software."

Speaker:
Sampath Jayasundara
CEO
People's HR

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM | Catering the New Wave in Talent Development

Abstract:

Admit it or not, the Human Resource World is requiring a more advanced skill set for the talent and manpower to stay in growth and not in stagnant condition. The question is, how prepared are we in terms of catering these new talents? How can we make sure that we can provide the best training tools for these new waves of equally-talented manpower?

Speaker:
Mari Arribe
Vice President - Training and Organizational Development
Advanced Learning Programs

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | PANEL DISCUSSION: Escalating Mental Health Awareness in the 2023 Workplace

Abstract:

Mental health is a key factor in determining an organization's long-term effectiveness. When the employees feel that they are valued in the organization, they can work smarter, efficiently and reliably.

Key Points:
1. How will organizations in 2023 support mental health awareness in the workplace?
2. How do Gen Z's react to workplace challenges compared to previous generations?
3. What are the new ways of coping with Mental health problems in today's condition?

Panelist:
Alvanson So
Regional People Lead
Canva

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM | NETWORKING BREAK

10:45 AM - 11:05 AM I Implementing Effective HR Communication in the Organization

Abstract:
Communicating with different levels and personalities in the organization is the most critical skill an HR leader can possess. Whether you are communicating new policies or working with a team or individual on a specific issue, effective communication is key to an HR leader's success.

Key points:
1. Determine the importance of effective communication in the workplace.
2. Identify the common issues and challenges that an HR leader encounters in the workplace communication
3. Different ways how to resolve conflicts and improve HR communication in the organization

Speaker:
Sarangi Henadheera
Manager – Human Resources
Pintanna Holdings (Pvt) Limited

11:05 AM - 11:25 AM | Empowering our Future: A Challenge to the HR community

Abstract:
Many things have happened and have affected the setup and organizational system of most companies. Many organizations are now implementing new Human Resource regulations that will be both beneficial for employers and employees as we adapt with the changes brought by many factors. But the question is, "Where are we right now and where we can be in terms of HR Landscape?"

Key points:
1. What is the future of Human Resources?
2. How do we see the Human Resource in 2024?
3. What are the challenges we might encounter in entering the new wave in HR?

Speaker:
Harvey Ong
Chief Operating Officer
Alfamart Trading Phils Inc

11:25 AM - 11:45 AM | Reinventing Workforce Skills in the Age of Generative AI

Abstract:
The use of AI is the most intriguing issue in Human Resources nowadays. Many organization leaders are curious about how it works and how it can make the work easier to handle. But the question is, can we really consider it as efficient?

Key Points:
1. What are the pros and cons of using Artificial Intelligence?
2. When is the best time to advocate the use of AI?
3. How can AI become a blessing and a challenge?

Speaker:
Oscar Fudalan Jr.
HR Talent Strategy and Operations Lead
Accenture

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM | PANEL DISCUSSION: Establishing Career Growth Through Technology

Abstract:
Technology makes every work easier. At the same time, it also helps employees to find freelance jobs where skilled employees can work in a flexible time. This gives them a better opportunity to learn more from what they are used to doing. Aside from them, there are a lot of online courses available that help them expand their knowledge and wisdom they need at work.

Key Points:
1. How does technology establish career growth?
2. What are the hindrances that may affect the objective of career growth development through technology?
3. How applicable is this method in today's Human Resource Landscapes?

Panelists:
Joey Briones
CHRO
Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings Inc.

Emmanuel Salazar
VP Human Resource
S&R Membership Shopping

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM | NETWORKING LUNCH

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM | Ice Breaker

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM | Quiet Hiring: New Ways to Attract in-Demand Talents

Abstract:
Organizations today face a competitive hiring landscape. Quiet hiring is a strategy where an organization acquires new skills without actually hiring new full-time employees. It usually means giving current employees more responsibilities beyond their current job description. In this panel discussion, we will find out the reason behind the emerging quiet hiring and its role to attract in-demand talents.

Key Points:
1. Why has quiet-hiring become popular in the HR Landscape? When did it start?
2. How does quiet-hiring help the organization in attracting in-demand talents?
3. What are the strategies of the organization about it?
4. How does quiet hiring become beneficial to the employers? How about the employees?

Speaker:
Rizalangela Reyes
VP Human Resource
Filinvest

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM | Formulating HR Strategy for Organizational Growth

Abstract:
HR Strategy is said to be the key for organizations to achieve broader business objectives by maximizing the human capital. It is the best way to solve the biggest organizational problems by focusing on people-centric solutions. While many employers see it as a quite challenging move, many HR Professionals believe that it will always be worth it.

Key Points:
1. How is HR Strategy being done by most organizations?
2. How important is it to implement HR Strategy?
3. What are the challenges in implementing HR Strategy?

Speaker:
Emmanuel Salazar
VP Human Resource
S&R Membership Shopping

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM | Future of Work: How Leaders Adapt within Organization

Abstract:
Every organization should aim to develop the next generation of leaders who can transform the business and achieve greatness. Leaders who are willing to undergo the transformation into their own image and adopt their own approach are known as transitional leaders. The future of the work depends on how good the leadership is. Therefore, it is important to focus on leadership capabilities in every organization to create a flexible work system.

Key Points:
1. How do leaders take on the challenge of post pandemic HR system?
2. How do organizations adapt with the changes happening in HR Landscapes nowadays?
3. How do leaders plan in order to create a flexible workforce in uncertain times like when pandemic hits?

Speaker:
Joey Briones
CHRO
Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings Inc

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM | PANEL DISCUSSION: Expanding Employee Experience in Flexible Working Arrangement

Abstract:
Flexible work arrangement has become a major consideration to most of the organizations. They see it as the best option to be more productive but convenient at the same time. However, the question is, "Is it really the best option to give to all employees?"

Key Points:
1. Pros and cons of having a flexible working arrangement
2. The feel-good factor to engage employees
3. Promoting Work-life balance in Flexible Working Setup
4. Learn about employer's resources for employees balanced lifestyle

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM | NETWORKING BREAK

3:15 PM - 3:35 PM | HR Management Guidelines for Internal and External Human Capital Reporting

Abstract:
ISO 30414 provides the guidelines for organizations on internal and external reporting and measuring of the contributions of an organization's workforce toward the organization's overall objectives in addition to outlining a recommended system.

Human Capital includes:
* Cumulative Knowledge
* Skills and Abilities of an organization's people
* impact on organization's long term performance
* Competitive advantage through optimizing organizational outcomes

Speaker:
Cielo Santos
SGS Academy Expert
SGS Philippines Inc.

3:35 PM - 3:55 PM | Compensation Appraisal through Performance Management

Abstract:
Compensation management is very important for employee motivation. Employees who feel well-compensated are more likely to be motivated, loyal and higher performing than those who are not. Having an effective compensation strategy can ensure pay equity, which is equal pay for equal value of work.

Key Points:
1. Is the Compensation Appraisal the best motivating factor for employees to be more productive at work?
2. Is it necessary to have different levels of compensation to the different types of workers?
3. Why is compensation important in relation to employee productivity?

3:55 PM - 4:15 PM | Creating Safe Space for Employees in the Workplace

Abstract:
A leader must support his/her subordinates as much as possible. Building relationships should be one of the main concerns and objectives of a leader. A supportive and empathetic leader creates a team that is never afraid to share, collaborate, and do more for the whole organization. Workplace should not be a workplace alone. It can also be a home for freedom: to speak, to contribute, and to grow.

Key Points:
1. What are the common barriers between a leader and a team member?
2. How can the gap between a leader and a member be solved?
3. What is the impact of creating a safe space for employees in the workplace?

Speaker:
Aimee Martinez
AVP Human Resources
National University, Philippines

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION : The Battle of Employee Wellbeing in the Workplace

Abstract:
“Workplaces can be places of both opportunity and risk for mental health. With a profession and vocation as demanding as saving lives and caring for people, healthcare workers have been at risk of tremendous and chronic stress even before the pandemic,” said Graham Harrison, officer-in-charge of the Office of the WHO Representative to the Philippines. — Gaea Katreena Cabico.

Some of the employee's are okay with their personal lives and only get stress, anxiety and burnout at work. In this case, how does an HR Practitioner/Professional monitor the state of employee's wellbeing? Is there any way to make the workplace a happy place for the employees? Then what should the organization do about it?

4:15 PM - 7:00 PM | HR Happy Hour at the Exhibition Area