A Closer Look at Automation vs. the Personal Touch

EGN invites you to join HR Leaders, Singapore 1 Peer Group Meeting: Putting the Human back into Human Resources: A Closer Look at Automation vs. the Personal Touch. Also: Flexible Working Arrangements and the Trust Factor 

Date: Wednesday, July 14th , 2021
Physical:  8am Registration & temperature screening, 8:30am – 12pm meeting.
Virtual:  8am Zoom networking, 8:30am – 12pm meeting.

Putting the Human back into Human Resources: A Closer Look at Automation vs. the Personal Touch. Also: Flexible Working Arrangements and the Trust Factor  

In this session, Part 1, members have the opportunity to join in consulting each other on their top of mind challenges. Some recent top-of-mind topics for possible discussion are:
– Ageism in Singapore and internationally
– Mental health
– Training & developing your employees while working remotely

This is your opportunity to get new insights, ideas and solutions on your challenges.

In Part 2a: We will explore the challenges HR professionals face in striking the right balance in automating processes in the employee life-cycle vs personally engaging and interacting with the workforce. Is working remotely compounding this personal touch? Is it hindering your ability to interact effectively with people? Does the employee feel disconnected? EGN member, Jocelyn Chan, HR Director for Aspial Corp Ltd., kicks us off with some great initiatives with marketing and design thinking concepts to craft an exceptional employee journey.

In Part 2b: We will also address the challenges faced with the Flexible Working arrangement many organizations have adopted. Are leaders policing and micromanaging their employees too much? Do Managers trust their people while working from home? Do employees feel guilty, so they make themselves available at all hours of the day? EGN member, Manju Kohli, HR Director for United World College of South-East Asia, will share with us her challenges and ideas for dealing with these issues.

Hybrid meeting instructions:
-This meeting will be conducted with the Hybrid model (members will participate either in person or virtually). Therefore, all participants who join in person must bring Laptop/Ipad plus the charger to dial in to zoom in the meeting.
-For Executive Members, you can choose to join in person or virtual when you register for this meeting. If you join in person choose “I will join in person”
-For Virtual Members, kindly sign in and choose “I will join virtually”. For Virtual members who want to join in person, kindly contact Dona to upgrade your membership.

COVID-19 Government Regulations for in person meeting:
– Safe Entry QR Code upon entry and registration.
– Mandatory temperature taking (Guests with a temperature more than >37.5° will be turned away).
– Face masks must be worn at all times.
– Maintain at least a 1m distance between yourself and others.
– If groups are used, then no more than 5 people per group with strictly no intermingling among other groups will apply.


8:00 am: Registration and temperature screening at venue (virtual networking on zoom)

8:30 am: Welcome- Update on EGN, group development and new members

8:50 am: Part 1: Members Challenges/Break Out Session

10:00 am: Break

10:20 am: Part 2: topics of the Day: Putting the Human back into Human Resources:  A Closer Look at Automation vs. The Personal Touch | Flexible Working And The Trust Factor

11:50 am: Feedback and input for next meeting

12:00 pm: Meeting close