HR Forum 2018

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Over the last two decades, changes in the dynamic business environment have raised serious concerns for sustainable development. Changes, such as the recent bans on palm oil products to European Union, demands greater transparency in supply-demand chains, and increasing carbon footprint impacting climate change have created challenges for businesses to survive in the competitive market. Several companies around the world have been putting together sustainability principles in their business models. The key to the business model lies in its human resources to achieve the sustainability agenda.

However, companies have put much emphasis on company financial performance. Even though prioritizing company financial performance is important, it tends to undermine other needs such as employees, the environment, and society. Addressing those needs requires a shift in the current paradigm of human resource management. Sustainable human resource management refers to the activities used to manage people to achieve social, environmental, financial, and employee outcomes through cooperation with different stakeholders including top management, NGOs, and government agencies. The changes can challenge the current role of HR to take a giant leap forward for sustainable development.

As strategically located at the heart of the ASEAN region, Malaysia is central to these challenges of gaining and supplying human resources to different industries. This raises some key questions: What is the situation today? What do we need to do now to meet these future challenges? This forum aims to provide a platform for HR practitioners to discuss the key issue of sustainability and HRM in Malaysia/ ASEAN countries and where we go from here.
Period18 Sept 2018
Event typeConference
LocationKuala Lumpur, MalaysiaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational