Find out who made it on this year's prestigious list
HRD Asia is proud to present this year's constellation of Rising Stars - young HR professionals who’re proving that the future of the industry is bright. This year's winners are an exceptional bunch - passionate, committed, and successful in what they do. Despite just entering the industry, these professionals have shown that they can conquer every challenge thrown their way.
Chia Hui Mian from SBS Transit Rail and Raunak Bhandari from Google Asia Pacific led this year's roster of Rising Stars. Speaking to HRD, Bhandari shared the importance of learning and development in the face of workforce challenges faced by organisations and HR professionals.
"Professional learning and development are critical to creating a positive employee experience that people want to be a part of. Companies need to look at what's not working in order to create something that has greater value," he said.
Two more Rising Stars, Ehren Hock and Gail Lim, both came from Shell Singapore but entered the HR industry with completely different motivations.
Hock said he had always been interested in HR, while Lim joined the industry by happenstance.
"When I was an undergraduate, I assumed HR was about payroll, performance management and administrative work, but that myth has been busted," Lim told HRD. "HR will always be interesting and different because you're working with people."
Click here to find out who else made it to this year's Rising Stars. Congratulations to the winners!