The Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) or Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB) hosted their annual flagship event, the HRDF Conference and Exhibition 2016, across two (2) days from December 6 – 7 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). The conference was officiated by Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Sri Bin Ab. Rahman, Secretary-General of Ministry of Human Resources.
As part of efforts to deliberate on the power and potential of Malaysian employers, employees and training providers, the conference was conceptualised based on global human capital trends that focussed on four (4) learning tracks – leading; engaging; re-inventing and re-imagining.
The Conference witnessed the participation of over (20) industry experts – locally and from abroad that took on key roles as speakers, panellists and moderators. The event attracted over 1,800 HR professionals across Asia Pacific and the United Kingdom due to its (19) highly interactive and content-rich sessions.
“The availability of a highly skilled workforce that has global competitiveness is pivotal to support a knowledge-intensive economy and improve labour productivity that is expected to increase by 3.7%. HRDF will continue to support the National Development Agenda of achieving a 35 per cent skilled Malaysian workforce by the year 2020,” said Dato’ CM Vignaesvaran, the Chief Executive of HRDF.
“We hope through our flagship event, we will be able to bring down Malaysia’s unemployment rate; reduce the nation’s dependency on foreign expertise for skilled jobs; and equip Malaysian workers with skills that are in demand by the industries,” he added.
Key speakers for the Conference were Dilip , Managing Consultant of IBM and Workforce Science and Analytics, APAC, Laura Harrison, Director, People and Strategy, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Siemens Malaysia’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Prakash Chandran.
The HRDF Conference & Exhibition 2016 was sponsored by:
• SIGNATURE SPONSOR: MKE RESOURCES SDN BHD
• DIAMOND SPONSOR: K PINTAR SDN BHD
• PLATINUM SPONSORS: KNOWLEDGECOM CORPORATION SDN BHD, CIPD ASIA
• GOLD SPONSOR: PHILLIP MUTUAL BERHAD
• SILVER SPONSORS: BRITISH COUNCIL, ANCILE, KNOWLEDGE GROUP OF COMPANIES, SOLUTIONS INC, ADVANCE GLOBAL INSTITUTE OF LEARNING EXCELLENCE (AGILE), MALAYSIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (MIM), HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT SDN BHD, SIRIM STS SDN BHD, SREE KNOWLEDGE PROVIDER SDN BHD, PEOPLE POTENTIAL SDN BHD, SANOFI PASTEUR C/O SANOFI-AVENTIS (M) SDN BHD, EXPLOSIVE MINDS ASIA SDN BHD
• CORAL SPONSORS: MICHIGAN ROSS, TRAINING MINDS, INSOURCE OPTIONS SDN BHD, JASA INTERGRITAS SDN BHD, FMM INSTITUTE, INSTITUT TERJEMAHAN BUKU MALAYSIA (ITBM) , EXCEL MINDS, TNB INTEGRATED LEARNING SOLUTIONS (ILSAS), JOHOR SKILLS
• MOBILE CHARGING STATION SPONSOR: CYBERJAYA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
• LANYARD SPONSOR: SMART TRENDS INTERNATIONAL SDN BHD
• HEALTH PARTNER: KPJ TAWAKKAL SPECIALIST HOSPITAL
• STRATEGIC PARTNERS: IBM MALAYSIA SDN BHD, TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
• INTERNET PARTNER: EKTECH COMMUNICATIONS SDN BHD
In addition, HRDF also organised their annual HRD Award event on December 6, 2016. The long-standing and prestigious Award which was introduced in 2001 is recognised and fully supported by the Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia.
It is awarded to exemplary HRDF registered employers and training providers who have put in place strategic and concerted efforts to drive a world class training culture within their organisation and circle of influence. The ceremony will witness four prestigious awards up for contention – the Human Resources Minister Award; the PSMB Award; the PSMB Innovation & Creativity Award; and the Pearl Award.
Below are the objectives of the HRD Award:
▪ who have contributed significantly in the field of human resource development in their organisations.
▪ who promote enculturation of learning and development environment to enhance the competencies of their employees.
▪ who have consistently provided and delivered quality training programmes to HRDF and -HRDF registered employers.
▪ who have adopted systematic methods of developing training curriculum and programmes.