Celebrating HR's 'enormous contribution' to the future of work

'In the past two years, we have witnessed HR take the lead in responding and adapting to drastic changes'

Celebrating HR's 'enormous contribution' to the future of work

This article was produced in partnership with Darwinbox

Darwinbox discusses the rapid pace of change that HR leaders have been tackling over the last several years, and unveils its latest recognition programme to HRD.

The world of work has undergone a once-in-a-lifetime revolution, and HR leaders across the globe have been at the heart of this change.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, HR departments found themselves dealing with an unprecedented level of disruption. Quickly adapting to lockdowns was their first major challenge, and HR leaders took on the monumental task of moving the entire workforce from the office into their homes. But the work didn’t end there, and leaders were soon developing new ways to stay connected, driving a strong company culture in a virtual environment, and in many cases, dealing with drastically different employee expectations and needs.

The pace of change hasn’t slowed down post-COVID. HR leaders are now dealing with rapid technological advancement, as well as new challenges in employee retention and attraction. Over the last three years, there is no doubt that HR professionals have well and truly transformed the way we work – and Darwinbox will be celebrating this achievement in its 40 Under 40 Asia HR Leaders list.

Now open for nominations, the 40 Under 40 Asia HR Leaders list will be highlighting the top HR professionals in the South East Asia region, and will look for candidates who have brought the most impact and transformation into their organisations.

The list is being produced with exclusive knowledge partner Mercer, an asset management firm looking to re-define the world of work. Darwinbox founder Jayant Paleti says that the list will be an opportunity to celebrate the work done by HR professionals over the last several years, and to recognise the enormous contribution they have made to the workplace.

“In this dynamic environment, businesses are adapting in new ways in order to stay relevant,” Paleti says. “In the past two years, we have witnessed HR at the forefront of the digital transformation, and taking the lead in responding and adapting to drastic changes.

“We want to take this opportunity to acknowledge and applaud the tremendous work done by HR leaders in defining the future of work.”

The 40 Under 40 Asia HR Leaders list is open for nominations for HR leaders and Chief Human Resource Officers. The list welcomes nominations for candidates across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Applications are open until 15th September, and the final announcement will be made in October. To find out more and to nominate, click here.

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