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The Adrian Tan Show

The Adrian Tan Show

By Adrian Tan
This is my podcast where I speak with folks that are having a great impact on what we call the Future of Work. Beyond just the enablers and vendors who are transforming this space, I will also be including intimate conversations with people who are navigating the Future of Work. They have successfully transitioned to their new careers and I hope to distil their ups and downs in this unstructured journey so the rest of us can learn from their best practices.
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91: Livspace Joyita Poddar on Plugging the Employee Welfare Gap
Joyita Poddar is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Livspace. She brings to the company over two decades of experience in human resources having worked with companies like Sabre Corporation, eBay Inc., Star India Pvt Ltd, Piramal Enterprises and Saint Gobain in the past. Her key specializations are in the field of organizational change management, M&A, culture and people strategies, leadership growth and leadership coaching. An alumnus of Symbiosis International University, she will lead critical people strategies and optimizing talent at Livspace. The core of her focus will be in driving engagement and investing in a high performing team with ensuring the core of the unique organization culture is retained. What we discussed: Why are employee welfare important for organisations? What are some common employee welfare to consider? Guiding principles on creating or revamping employee welfares Employee welfares that Livspace is currently providing Upcoming employee welfare trends And many more... --- Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the podcast to more people. Post-production of this episode is done on Descript. Recording is done virtually via Zencastr and I use a Samson Q2U USB microphone. 💌 Sign up for my weekly email newsletter - https://adriantan.com.sg/ 🤝 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriantanck/ 🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/adriantan18 👍 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/adtan/ 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tanadrian18/
20:16
May 12, 2022
90: Skilio Felix Tan on Skills-Based Hiring
Felix Tan is the co-founder & CEO of Skilio, an edtech startup that helps youth build up future-ready skill sets that are attractive to employers. As a student entrepreneur, Felix started Skilio in his freshman year in university and has since helped the startup grow 11x in average recurring revenue and 14x increase in user base. He is passionate about the space of youth development and education. As a lead trainer at Reactor School, a leading provider of entrepreneurship education to youth from 13 to 24, Felix has clocked over 300 training hours, equipping youths in Southeast Asia with entrepreneurship skills. In his spare capacity, Felix also volunteers to mentor youth in areas of entrepreneurship and soft skills development. What we discussed: Why companies have always been using academic qualifications as a prequalifying criteria Benefits of skills-based hiring Is skills-based hiring only suitable for Gen Z? Can skills-based hiring be applied to jobs that are soft skills heavy? And many more... --- Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the podcast to more people. Post-production of this episode is done on Descript. Recording is done virtually via Zencastr and I use a Samson Q2U USB microphone. 💌 Sign up for my weekly email newsletter - https://adriantan.com.sg/ 🤝 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriantanck/ 🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/adriantan18 👍 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/adtan/ 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tanadrian18/
23:31
April 27, 2022
89: Career Coach Samantha Ng on modern day career management
Samantha Ng is an international certified behavioural and career consultant and a certified career services provider. She has spent the past ten years working with thousands of professionals, graduates and undergraduates in Asia and Singapore on personal development and career charting. She scouts for upcoming and future trends that will allow her clients to position themselves better to stay relevant and competitive. She also volunteers her time and expertise in various communities. She is recognised as an Associate Adult Educator by the Institute of Adult Learning by Skillsfuture Singapore. Out of her coaching work, she has a strong interest in education start-ups. As a result, she has founded/co-founded three companies (all are still in operation) based in Singapore and one based in China. You can follow her works on various platforms: LinkedIn Instagram TikTok Facebook YouTube What we discussed: Her entrepreneurship foray into China How has career management evolved from her time as a graduate The first career baby step every working professionals need to think about How to quickly identify your strengths And many more... --- This episode is brought to you by Remote. Remote empowers companies of all sizes to pay and manage full-time and contract workers worldwide, making it easy to manage international payroll, benefits, taxes, stock options and compliance in 50+ countries. No matter where your team lives and works, Remote's best-in-class global employment solutions provide the best experience for your workers. Best of all, Remote only charges one low flat fee so you can control your budget and focus on growing your business. --- Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the podcast to more people. 💌 Sign up for my weekly email newsletter - https://adriantan.com.sg/ 🤝 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriantanck/ 👍 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/adtan/
35:26
March 30, 2022
88: New Campus’ Will Fan on building the first Asia focussed leadership school
Will Fan is the co-founder and CEO at NewCampus, a modern leadership school looking to equip a new generation of critical thinkers and infinite learners. As the cheerleader of changing the way people learn, he works with the government, corporates, universities, and startups to build a modern learning experience for the changing workforce. Find him writing on the future of work and learning, speaking and lecturing on scaling culture at hypergrowth organizations, and occasionally illustrating for the world of NFTs. Before founding NewCampus, he was a debt capital analyst at Nomura and a management consultant at Accenture. He also previously co-founded an ed-tech, QLC, which helps millennials try new career experiences from anywhere in the world. He is a member of Forbes Business Council and was previously awarded Forbes China’s 30 under 30 (Education) in 2017. What we discussed: They are reducing management training costs to 1% of traditional management schools. Why curriculum design takes so long and how they endeavour to solve that problem. Key management challenges that Southeast Asian leaders face Startup management issues And many more… Connect with Will on Twitter at https://twitter.com/hellowillfan --- This episode is brought to you by Remote. Remote empowers companies of all sizes to pay and manage full-time and contract workers around the world, making it easy to manage international payroll, benefits, taxes, stock options and compliance in 50+ countries. No matter where your team lives and works, Remote's best-in-class global employment solutions provide the best experience for your workers. Best of all, Remote only charges one low flat fee so you can control your budget and focus on growing your business. --- Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the podcast to more people.  💌 Sign up for my weekly email newsletter - https://adriantan.com.sg/  🤝 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriantanck/  👍 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/adtan/
23:07
March 23, 2022
87: Safe Space's Antoinette Patterson on mental healthcare, when to consider it and the ROI on good mental health
Antoinette Patterson is the co-founder of trusted B2B2C digital mental healthcare provider Safe Space™. With 11 years of startup experience and an avid mental health advocate, Safe Space™ combines her love for technology and positive social change. What we discussed: Her burnt out during the days in advertising and how it led to starting a mental healthcare provider The current perception of mental healthcare The ROI on mental wellness Solving the problem, not the symptoms by developing psychological safety And many more... Reach out to Safe Space via contact@safespace.sg --- This episode is brought to you by Remote. Remote empowers companies of all sizes to pay and manage full-time and contract workers around the world, making it easy to manage international payroll, benefits, taxes, stock options and compliance in 50+ countries. No matter where your team lives and works, Remote's best-in-class global employment solutions provide the best experience for your workers. Best of all, Remote only charges one low flat fee so you can control your budget and focus on growing your business. --- Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the podcast to more people. 💌 Sign up for my weekly email newsletter - https://adriantan.com.sg/ 🤝 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriantanck/ 👍 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/adtan/
23:22
March 16, 2022
86: Steven Lock on career switching from IT to training and into Executive Coaching
As a Global Executive and Leadership Coach, Steven Lock runs Executive Leadership Coaching International to help Senior Executives and Leaders overcome challenges associated with leadership, motivation, engagement, and performance. His passion is to help senior leaders and executives become even more effective leaders and reach their professional and organisational goals in the shortest time possible. As a Certified Solution Focused Coach (CSFC), his conviction is that coaching should be Short, Sharp, and Impactful™. Steven serves an international client base – from Singapore, Malaysia, India to Switzerland.  His coaching clients include a wide spectrum of professionals, including CEO, COO, CFO, CISO, MD, Senior Leaders, Heads of Departments, senior medical consultants (Specialist Doctors) in the private and public sectors. He works with Microsoft, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Novartis, and General Electric. Steven is currently on the panel of Executive Coaches for the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Executive MBA (EMBA) programme and a Senior Career Fellow (SCF) with Nanyang Business School (NTU NBS). What we discussed: What motivated him to pivot from IT to training and executive coaching. The mistakes he made along with his career pivots (and what he would do differently with hindsight) The lessons he carried from his training business to his coaching business. Three key things every career switcher must consider And many more...
31:41
March 09, 2022
85: Shaswat Kumar on Darwinbox unicorn journey, the future HR tech landscape and enterprise HRMS reluctance to localise
Shaswat Kumar is the Senior VP, Global Customer Success and Delivery for Darwinbox, where he helps accelerate the drive to value realization for large and medium enterprise customers, building the leading HCM provider’s reputation as a trusted advisor for its 600+ customers, and accelerating the company’s global expansion. In his rich career, he has worked with erstwhile Hewitt, Aon and Alight Solutions, where he was instrumental in driving HR transformations anchored on outcomes across the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. For the last 4 years, at Alight he helped HR transformations for leading organisations in the region helping them use Digital tools to drive talent and business outcomes. Shaswat is an Engineering graduate from the Delhi College of Engineering and holds an MBA degree in International Business from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. He is passionate about children's education, economic empowerment and science and technology-related issues. What we discussed: Darwinbox's unicorn journey The impact on the future HR tech ecosystem Importance of localisation Why many other enterprise HRMS are reluctant to localise And many more... --- Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the podcast to more people. Post-production of this episode is done on Descript. Recording is done virtually via Zencastr and I use a Samson Q2U USB microphone. 💌 Sign up for my weekly email newsletter - https://adriantan.com.sg/ 🤝 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriantanck/ 🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/adriantan18 👍 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/adtan/ 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tanadrian18/
34:56
March 02, 2022
84: Sanjeev Magotra on the state of mental wellbeing, and making mental fitness into a habit - your '10,000 steps' of mental wellbeing
Sanjeev Magotra is a Digital, AI and Cloud technologist, with over 27 years of leadership experience with companies like Accenture and IBM. Over his career, he has led diverse teams and managed regional technology businesses. He has been living in Singapore for over 21 years. Prior to this, he has lived in Australia and India. He is a thought leader in digital technology and has helped many enterprise clients in their digital transformation journey. His passion for how digital technology can be used for social-wellbeing has driven his journey and helped bring Joye to life! What we discussed: Megatrends in mental wellness His personal motivation to leave the corporate world after 27 years to create Joye Why mental well-being is no longer a taboo subject What the 10,000 mental fitness steps are Preventive steps individuals can take to better their mental state And many more... --- Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the podcast to more people. Post-production of this episode is done on Descript. Recording is done virtually via Zencastr and I use a Samson Q2U USB microphone. 💌 Sign up for my weekly email newsletter - https://adriantan.com.sg/ 🤝 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriantanck/ 🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/adriantan18 👍 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/adtan/ 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tanadrian18/
27:03
February 23, 2022
83: Daniel Goldstein on disrupting the world of talent acquisitions, why it shouldn't be a sales game and why they don't hire the highest biller
Daniel Goldstein is the founder and CEO of Elements Talent Consultancy. He founded the business in 2009 and first piloted the concept of Embedded Talent Consultancy roughly five years later. He is a passionate advocate of the true value of excellent talent acquisition professionals and is on a mission to change perceptions of an outdated industry. Shownotes Element's Head of APAC Alvin de Jesus --- Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the podcast to more people. Post-production of this episode is done on Descript. Recording is done virtually via Zencastr and I use a Samson Q2U USB microphone. 💌 Sign up for my weekly email newsletter - https://adriantan.com.sg/ 🤝 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriantanck/ 🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/adriantan18 👍 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/adtan/ 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tanadrian18/
32:22
February 16, 2022
Season 2 Epilogue
This episode marks the end of my season 2 and summarizes the things I learned after putting out 70+ episodes over 1,000 minutes. Will there be a season 3? Listen to the full episode to find out. The 🎤 I use for most of the episodes: Samson Q2U 🎧 Audio editing software: Descript Recording is done virtually via Zencastr  --- Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the podcast to more people. 💌 Sign up for my weekly email newsletter - https://adriantan.com.sg/ 🤝 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriantanck/ 🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/adriantan18 👍 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/adtan/ 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tanadrian18/
15:02
January 19, 2022
83: Bjorn Lee on mental wellness and baby steps for individuals and companies
Bjorn Lee is the Founder and CEO of MindFi, a corporate mental wellness company. A serial entrepreneur and technology executive with experience in Asia and the US, he has a strong track record of building businesses and products globally. Previously, Bjorn served as the Head of Product Innovation at Zopim ($ZEN) in 2014. Prior to Zopim, Bjorn was cofounder of Stickery, an educational games startup in San Francisco that was funded by Google Ventures. --- Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the podcast to more people. Post-production of this episode is done on Descript. Recording is done virtually via Zencastr and I use a Samson Q2U USB microphone. 💌 Sign up for my weekly email newsletter - https://adriantan.com.sg/ 🤝 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriantanck/ 🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/adriantan18 👍 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/adtan/ 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tanadrian18/
36:07
January 12, 2022
82: Rick Hammell on picking the right Employer of Records partner, accelerating business expansions and supporting employees to work anywhere
Rick Hammell is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Elements Global Services. He has extensive experience in HR having served as a Director of Human Resources and Chief Operating Officer before launching his own business. Under his leadership, Elements Global Services has pioneered a new business model for the global employment industry and has become one of the fastest growing, risk diverse and high profit Employer of Record in the sector. Rick is shepherding Elements Global Services through its transition from start-up to scale-up by further diversifying the company with innovative and custom-built HR technology platforms and e-commerce products. Rick has a degree in Business Administration with a focus on HR and holds the highly regarded SPHR certification. He is an active participant in several HR organizations including the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Certification Institute & NAPEO. --- Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the podcast to more people. Post-production of this episode is done on Descript. Recording is done virtually via Zencastr and I use a Samson Q2U USB microphone. 💌 Sign up for my weekly email newsletter - https://adriantan.com.sg/ 🤝 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriantanck/ 🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/adriantan18 👍 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/adtan/ 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tanadrian18/
21:11
January 05, 2022
81: Alex Martin on the evolution of virtual career fairs, using data to maximise career fair ROI and how candidate can stand out
Alex Martin is the VP of Sales for SeeMeCV – a SaaS based HR Technology platform that specialises in Virtual Fairs, Video CVs, Career Portals and Virtual Coaching. Alex has spent over a decade working in HR, both in Global Mobility, as well as 7 years managing recruitment teams in Singapore and China, across several functions. --- Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the podcast to more people. Post-production of this episode is done on Descript. Recording is done virtually via Zencastr and I use a Samson Q2U USB microphone. 💌 Sign up for my weekly email newsletter - https://adriantan.com.sg/ 🤝 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriantanck/ 🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/adriantan18 👍 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/adtan/ 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tanadrian18/
32:42
December 29, 2021
81: Dr. Wolfram Jost on L&D Analytics, learning trends & putting learner at the centre
Dr. Wolfram Jost has been a member of the imc AG Executive Board since April 2019. His particular focus was on API management, Internet of Things (IoT), application development, application integration and business transformation. --- Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the podcast to more people. Post-production of this episode is done on Descript. Recording is done virtually via Zencastr and I use a Samson Q2U USB microphone. 💌 Sign up for my weekly email newsletter - https://adriantan.com.sg/ 🤝 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriantanck/ 🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/adriantan18 👍 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/adtan/ 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tanadrian18/
25:57
December 22, 2021
80: Craig Brown on creating a great working environment, employee wellbeing & being culturally sensitive
Craig Brown is the CEO of Everest Engineering, one of Australia’s most respected software development agencies listed by BOSS Magazine and the Australian Financial Review as one of the “Best Places to Work”. Everest is at the forefront of modern software product development practices, valuing mastery, collaboration, and making an impact on the world. Craig has long been an early adopter of agile methods and practices and believes improving and developing the skills of people is critical for innovation and product development. Craig is an international speaker on human-centric workplace management and agile methodologies. --- Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the podcast to more people. Post-production of this episode is done on Descript. Recording is done virtually via Zencastr and I use a Samson Q2U USB microphone. 💌 Sign up for my weekly email newsletter - https://adriantan.com.sg/ 🤝 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriantanck/ 🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/adriantan18 👍 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/adtan/ 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tanadrian18/
24:60
December 15, 2021
79: Arun Sundar on enterprise of tomorrow, performance management & impact from Covid19
Arun Sundar is the Chief Marketing Officer at entomo. entomo is a modern performance management software built for the 'future of work.’ Powering 30mn+ users, entomo enables 'enterprises of tomorrow' to drive performance by aligning goals and nudging actionable insights to distributed & remote teams. In his personal capacity, Arun is an eminent champion and commentator on the trending subjects of ‘Leadership and Enterprises of the Future’ and ‘Technologies for People including Analytics and AI’. --- Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the podcast to more people. Post-production of this episode is done on Descript. Recording is done virtually via Zencastr and I use a Samson Q2U USB microphone. 💌 Sign up for my weekly email newsletter - https://adriantan.com.sg/ 🤝 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriantanck/ 🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/adriantan18 👍 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/adtan/ 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tanadrian18/
26:18
December 08, 2021
78: Jonathan Passmore on coaching psychology trends, values and benefits
Professor Jonathan Passmore is the Senior Vice President of Coaching with CoachHub, the leading global talent development platform that enables organisations to create a personalised, measurable, and scalable coaching program for the entire workforce Professor Passmore is one of the top ten professional coaches in the world. He also serves as Professor of Coaching and Behavioural Change at the University of Reading's Henley Business School. In addition to leading Henley's Centre for Coaching, Jonathan is also a chartered psychologist and author who has published hundreds of scientific papers on coaching. What we discussed: How a typical coaching session looks like The ability to embrace coaching is a strength, not a weakness Why coaches are your best key accountability partner Should you stick to the same coach for life? Will your next coach be an AI? And many more... Show Notes What is virtual coaching and how does it work? Burckhardt Compression Case Study How digital platforms can democratise coaching in Asia Pacific --- This episode is brought to you by ArcLab. ArcLab empowers your organisation to improve your workforce performance through just-in-time, bite-sized, mobile learning. Easily author & distribute training and digital SOP modules to your Deskless Workforce. Anytime, anywhere, in any language. Listeners to my pod get 10% off Learning Design services. Go to https://arclab.io/adriantan to claim this special offer today. --- Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the podcast to more people. Post-production of this episode is done on Descript. The recording is done virtually via Zencastr using a Samson Q2U USB microphone.
28:24
December 01, 2021
77: Gaurav Chaubey on performance management rethink, convincing senior management and the great resignation
Gaurav Chaubey is the co-founder of Mesh, a modern performance management platform backed by Sequoia and Y Combinator. Gaurav has been a lifelong student of people management and HR technology. He is a former People & Culture consulting leader with experience of over 300 people performance, pays, engagement, and analytics client assignments, across 30+ countries. In addition, he helped organize over 500 people and culture transformation workshops with leadership and management teams in those roles. He has deep expertise in designing and implementing strategy-aligned organization structures, performance management frameworks, and pay for performance programs such as variable pay, short-term incentives, sales incentives, etc. Gaurav is an expert in long-term incentive design, including employee stock options, stock appreciation rights, and phantom stock plans. He has successfully designed and implemented over 100 such plans across both listed and unlisted organizations. What we discussed: The biggest driver in the recent performance management rethink Convincing senior management to transition from traditional to continuous performance management The link between performance management and the great resignation And many more... --- This episode is brought to you by ArcLab. ArcLab empowers your organisation to improve your workforce performance through just-in-time, bite-sized, mobile learning. Easily author & distribute training and digital SOP modules to your Deskless Workforce. Anytime, anywhere, in any language. Listeners to my pod get 10% off Learning Design services. Go to https://arclab.io/adriantan to claim this special offer today. --- Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the podcast to more people. Post-production of this episode is done on Descript. The recording is done virtually via Zencastr using a Samson Q2U USB microphone.
36:25
November 24, 2021
76: Yannis Niebelschütz on digital coaching platform, coach selection and misconceptions
Yannis Niebelschütz is co-founder of CoachHub, the global leading platform for digital coaching. Together with his brother Matti, he founded the Berlin-based company in 2018. A serial entrepreneur and former senior sales manager at LinkedIn, Yannis brings 15 years of experience working in New Work, startups and digital business building. Yannis is an expert in growth strategy and is passionate about business development, leadership and digital marketing. What we discussed: How to identify the right coach Benefits of coaching Common misconceptions about coaching How a digital coaching platform work Quantifying ROI in coaching Why coaching is the next best employee benefit And many more... Show notes: What is virtual coaching and how does it work? Burckhardt Compression Case Study How digital platforms can democratise coaching in Asia Pacific --- This episode is brought to you by ArcLab. ArcLab empowers your organisation to improve your workforce performance through just-in-time, bite-sized, mobile learning. Easily author & distribute training and digital SOP modules to your Deskless Workforce. Anytime, anywhere, in any language. Listeners to my pod get 10% off Learning Design services. Go to https://arclab.io/adriantan to claim this special offer today. --- Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the podcast to more people. Post-production of this episode is done on Descript. Recording is done virtually via Zencastr and I use a Samson Q2U USB microphone. 💌 Sign up for my weekly email newsletter - https://adriantan.com.sg/ 🤝 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriantanck/ 🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/adriantan18 👍 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/adtan/ 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tanadrian18/
25:21
November 17, 2021
75: Michael Yinger on resume parsing, AI screening and biases
Michael Yinger has been in the talent acquisition space for almost 20 years, most recently as the Global Lead of Growth, Strategy and Product Management for PeopleScout. His previous experience in the space includes Aon RPO as Global Delivery Leader, Randstad Sourceright as VP of Implementation and Technology, and as an independent consultant specializing in process and implementation for multiple clients. A well-tenured business executive, Michael brings expertise in technology, business design, and strategy to The Sieve, as well as a passion to enhance the experience of all the participants in the recruitment process. He and his family live in Charlotte, NC, where they take time to enjoy the outdoors and regional entertainment, taking advantage of the mild climate. What I discussed with Michale: How resume parsing works Pro and cons between traditional screening versus AI How to prevent biases from creeping into the screening process Will grammer and spelling affect your application in the eyes of automated screening And many more... --- Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the podcast to more people. Post-production of this episode is done on Descript. Recording is done virtually via Zencastr and I use a Samson Q2U USB microphone. 💌 Sign up for my weekly email newsletter - https://adriantan.com.sg/ 🤝 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriantanck/ 🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/adriantan18 👍 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/adtan/ 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tanadrian18/
23:11
November 10, 2021
74: Ori Gold on diversity, equity and inclusivity, challenges and best practices
Ori Gold is the Chief Executive Officer of Bench, a leading programmatic solutions company, which boasts a highly diverse and high performing team with over 30 nationalities. What I discussed with Ori: Best policies companies should adopt to encourage diversity, equity and inclusivity Best practices when managing a diverse workforce The challenges in managing a diverse workforce How having a diverse workforce drives productivity, innovation and performance And many more... Mentioned in the interview: Bench's team: https://benchmedia.com/about-bench/ Shai Luft, Co-Founder and COO Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shailuft/ Anthony Fergoet, our People & Operations Director: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-fargeot-83214336/ --- Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the podcast to more people. Post-production of this episode is done on Descript. Recording is done virtually via Zencastr and I use a Samson Q2U USB microphone. 💌 Sign up for my weekly email newsletter - https://adriantan.com.sg/ 🤝 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriantanck/ 🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/adriantan18 👍 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/adtan/ 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tanadrian18/
23:52
November 02, 2021
73: Steve Bennetts on Employee Experience, decision-making transformation and when is too much feedbacks
Steve Bennetts is the Head of Growth & Strategy - Employee Experience Solutions for Qualtrics in APJ, leading a team of specialists in guiding organisations to optimise the EX at every point in the employee lifecycle. He is one of the region’s most experienced EX specialists having played a crucial role in launching and developing the XM category in APJ. Steve specialises in EX and human-centred technologies. As businesses and governments rethink the ways they work for a post-pandemic world, Steve brings 20 years of experience as a qualified business psychologist helping organisations design and improve their employee experiences. What I discussed with Steve: What is Employee Experience and why is it exploding How companies are transforming decision-making with data collected from experience data Are you asking for too much feedback from employees How Qualtrics conduct their own employee experience And many more... --- Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the podcast to more people. Post-production of this episode is done on Descript. 💌 Sign up for my weekly email newsletter - https://adriantan.com.sg/ 🤝 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriantanck/ 🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/adriantan18 👍 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/adtan/ 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tanadrian18/
33:45
October 26, 2021
72: Jasmine Haria on hiring remote vs non-remote, screening fraud detection and the importance of EQ
Jasmine Haria is the Co-Founder of FluidTal - a platform that provides Vetted Digital talent on EQ and IQ. Based on performance and an extensive model that is rapidly scalable, this model enables a hybrid way of working for organisations: to help bridge the gap between traditional hiring, paving way for a blended, decentralized workforce. The company is in the incubation stage started with professional services for their clients in Asia. The Minimum Viable Product is in the development stage to create an AI-based platform of vetted technology talents and match them with the jobs of the industry. What I discussed with Jasmine: Hiring remote vs non-remote How some tech candidates try to game the system Fraud detection during the screening process Why EQ is crucial in recruitment And many more... Please enjoy! --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Youtube @AdrianTan18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
28:53
October 19, 2021
71: Amit Patel on microservices, migration from on-prem to cloud and enterprise HRMS shopping tips
Amit Patel has almost two decades of experience across four continents. In the past 12 years, he has resided in Singapore covering the Asia Pacific Region, and in the last 8 years, he has focused on HCM, Talent and Payroll. He has been with Unit4 for almost 5 years, where he holds a General Management role covering the Asia Pacific, for Unit4 Prosoft. Amit has been instrumental in Unit4's continued growth, helping organisations transform their operations from manual labour intensive HR tasks into truly digital and automated processes. He has a passion for helping organisations visualise the future of work, and through Unit4 Prosoft solutions, guiding to help them to realise their vision. What I discussed with Amit: Moving from on-premise to cloud What microservices are Baby steps to change management Enterprise HRMS shopping tips. And many more... Please enjoy! --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Youtube @AdrianTan18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
22:44
October 12, 2021
70: Sudhanshu Ahuja on AI-powered chatbots, recruiting virtually and structured interviews
Sudhanshu Ahuja is the CEO and Co-Founder of impress.ai, an ‘accurate hiring’ platform that autonomously interviews candidates for any job and produces a fit-score. He spearheads all sales functions and fundraising initiatives, drives the business strategy and company vision, and leads the scaling of the company’s enterprise customer base. Observing that large enterprises struggled with best practices in recruiting when evaluating job candidates at scale, Sudh co-founded Ideatory, a platform to discover and recruit technology talent, with Dr Amrith Dhananjayan and Dr Vaisagh Viswanathan. Sudh’s experience in working with large enterprises and government organisations enabled him to identify their recruitment pain points and tailor the solution to optimise the process. In 2017, Ideatory evolved into impress.ai and now assists recruiters in large enterprises such as DBS, Singtel, ADB and government organisations in autonomously evaluating candidates for any role anywhere in the world. Before co-founding impress.ai, Sudh was an Associate at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, where his team was responsible for the regulation of equity markets and the clearing houses that were operating in Singapore. Sudh holds a Certificate of Readiness in Business Administration and Management from the Harvard Business School Online in the US, as well as a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. What I discussed with Sudh: How AI-Powered chatbots work Structured interview questions How recruiting evolved during hybrid or virtual work And many more... Please enjoy! --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Youtube @AdrianTan18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
31:43
October 05, 2021
69: Sonali Sharma on data paralysis, getting started on people analytics and connecting analytics to bottom line
Sonali Sharma is a business professional with 12+ years of experience with McKinsey & Company, Deloitte Consulting and Uber in the US, UAE, SE Asia, ANZ and North Asia. She is currently heading Product and People Science at EngageRocket - an Employee Experience platform provider. In her previous role at Uber, she set up and was leading the global Continuous Listening program as Sr Product Owner within People Analytics. Prior to her global role, she was the People Analytics lead in APAC. She has been solving talent and business problems using cross-functional expertise in consulting, data science and people development. What I discussed with Sonali: Why are some HR paralysed by data analytics How to get started on people analytics Connecting the dots between analytics and bottom line And many more... Please enjoy! --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Youtube @AdrianTan18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
34:40
September 28, 2021
68: Kartik Krishnamurthy on never-ending rounds of interviews, conversational assistant and his personal job interview journey
Kartik Krishnamurthy leads the overall growth & business strategy for Paradox APAC. Prior to Paradox, he led the Cornerstone OnDemand business in Asia across Hong Kong, ASEAN, South Korea, and India markets. Kartik has over 17years of experience in HRTech, of which he has spent 11 years across APAC managing all aspects of the business for global firms like Cornerstone OnDemand, ADP and LinkedIn. What I discussed with Kartik: Never-ending rounds of job interviews. Difference between a conversational assistant and a chatbot His personal job application journey before Paradox (it wasn't ideal) Opportunity costs on poor job applicant experience And many more... Please enjoy! --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Youtube @AdrianTan18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
35:24
September 21, 2021
67: Oussama Labib on common missing L&D ingredient, team learning and the impact of culture
Former Head of L&D at IKEA Singapore and APAC Director of Instructional Design & Facilitation in a leading training company, Oussama Labib experienced first hands the challenges of delivering ROI from learning interventions, engaging learners and teams in a remote and virtual environment with Covid-19 as well as empowering teams and their leaders to take responsibility for their own development process. Plus, he quickly realized that while a slew of digital learning solutions exists in the market for individuals to improve their performance, very few were tailored to the team as a whole. Built on this ambition to enable teams to accelerate their performance and become High Performing, he founded aeqlia, a digital learning company at the intersection of experiential learning and gaming, technology and data as well as behavioural science and research. Its digital team development journeys are personalized based on teams' needs and diagnostic, highly engaging and fun using a game-based learning program Miki Island and ROI-driven, using a team assessment to track and measure team effectiveness. What I discussed with Oussama: the missing ingredient in many L&D initiatives Team learning versus individual learning How gamification can accelerate learning Do culture and nuances impact learning? And many more... Please enjoy! --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Youtube @AdrianTan18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
21:03
September 14, 2021
66: Paul Keijzer on recruitment gamification, the key target users and the time a recruiter scans through a new resume
Paul Keijzer is the CEO of The Talent Games – an HR Technology company that pioneers in gamified virtual hiring solutions. With over 40+ years of experience in talent management and recruitment strategies, Paul is a highly sought-after speaker on topics such as HRTech, Gamification, Leadership and Talent Management Paul also writes for a number of websites, including his personal blog – www.paulkeijzer.com What I discussed with Paul: Gamification in recruitment assessments The demographics that this is best suited for Whether gamified assessments turn off non-gamers The ridiculously little amount of time that a recruiter scans through a new resume And many more… Please enjoy! --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Youtube @AdrianTan18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
26:60
September 07, 2021
65: Gary Gan on skills inventory, how to embark on skills journey and the indecisions to train employees
Gary Gan is an experienced entrepreneur and marketer, involved in the startup of several successful companies across a broad spectrum of industries. He is currently co-founder of JobKred, a skills intelligence platform that uses AI and data science to understand the evolving industry skills demand, and guides people to close their skills gaps and navigate the future of work. JobKred is used by Fortune 50 enterprises, top-ranked universities, government agencies and international aid agencies like the World Bank. Gary has been invited to speak at conferences such as Asian Development Bank’s Skills Forum, World Bank Annual Meeting 2018 and PASET Forum 2019, UNESCO AI and Education Forum, NTUC’s Shaping Careers and Channel NewsAsia SingaporeTonight, on entrepreneurship, AI and the future of work. What I discussed with Gary: Skills inventory How to embark on a skills journey for a newbie What if companies train their people and they leave? And many more... Please enjoy! --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Youtube @AdrianTan18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
21:16
August 31, 2021
64: Charles Ferguson on Employer of Record, employee experience and work passes
Charles Hamilton Ferguson is the General Manager and head of Globalization Partners business in Asia, where he is responsible for establishing scale and efficiency for the company’s business expansion in one of the most dynamic markets in the world. Charles has worked with private equity and leading brands in the business enterprise and technology space. He was most recently the group chief commercial officer for Tricor Group, a Hong Kong-headquartered business expansion specialist. The Permira investee company brought Charles in to design and execute global sales, marketing, and product innovation strategy. Prior to Tricor, Charles was president and general manager for the Asia Pacific at ADP, a payroll giant. Before ADP, Charles co-founded ReedHamilton, which focused on talent acquisition to go-to-market strategy across industries. During his corporate career, Charles held senior roles at SAP, salesforce.com, Microsoft, and Intel. Outside of his corporate life, the US-born Singapore citizen started and managed “Number Five” a jazz club and bistro on the Bund in Shanghai for almost a decade up to 2011. Charles holds a master’s degree in innovation management from the Helsinki School of Economics at Aalto University and did his undergraduate studies at Bard College in the United States. What I discussed with Charles: The process of using an Employer of Record (EOR) provider to hire employees in a new country The employee experience under EOR The percentage of companies in Singapore jumping into EOR over Covid19 His take on the Singapore government's current direction in work passes restriction And many more... Please enjoy! --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Youtube @AdrianTan18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
37:20
August 24, 2021
63: Derick Teo on HRIS implementations, common pitfalls and reasonable implementation cycle
Derick Teo is the Director of Enterprise Go-Digital Solutions at BIPO, a one-stop, global Human Resource service provider. A graduate of the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Computing, including a PMP certificate from PMI, Derick has spent the last ten years of his career leading HR transformational initiatives, specifically in spearheading the implementation of large-scale PeopleSoft projects for leading companies such as Keppel, Singapore University of Technology and Design, ParkwayHealth, Singapore Tourism Board and Starhub. Derick’s unique combination of software applications and broad knowledge of technology and software concepts, principles, and processes has seen him champion large-scale projects over the years from lifecycle development to regional responsibilities with Hewlett Packard covering Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, China, Korea, India, Australia, and New Zealand. What I discussed with Derick: Difference between tier 1 and tier 2 HR software Important things to look out for in HRIS implementations A common cause of HRIS implementation delays How to measure a reasonable implementation cycle And many more Please enjoy! --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Youtube @AdrianTan18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
28:25
August 17, 2021
62: Manu Khetan on security in HR software, AI use cases and when SMEs should move into enterprise software
Manu Khetan is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rolling Arrays Group of Companies, which includes Reimbur$e and CICO. A recognised HR Transformation Leader, Manu has more than 15 years of rich experience in HR Processes, HR Functions and HR Software. With a reputation for adopting futuristic HR Automation techniques and investing in young Talent, Manu’s work has been instrumental in establishing Rolling Arrays as one of the most trusted HR Transformation Solution Provider in the Asia Pacific with offices in 6 geographical locations, ‘SEA's Cloud Champion' of the year award for FY-2015, Singapore’s top 100 fastest growing companies in 2020. Prior to Rolling Arrays, Manu has worked for SAP Labs in Germany, Bulgaria, Israel and India and there-after consulted for various blue-chip clients worldwide. What I discussed with Manu: Key differences in SME and Enterprises' HR software requirements. The importance of security and repercussions when neglected. What are current AI use cases in HR Upcoming exciting development in AI And many more... --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Youtube @AdrianTan18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
34:18
August 10, 2021
61: Leong CheeTung on people efficiency, digitalisation struggles and uncovering the true problem statement
Leong CheeTung is the CEO of EngageRocket, the fastest-growing Asian people analytics tech company that helps businesses improve talent retention and productivity. Before becoming an entrepreneur, he was Regional Director of Gallup in Southeast Asia. He read Economics at the University of Cambridge and has an MA in Political Science from Columbia University under the Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Scholarship (SAFOS). CheeTung is a Generation T honoree for Asia Tatler, awarded to young leaders shaping the future of Asia, and was listed by Prestige Magazine as one of their ‘40 under 40’ business leaders. EngageRocket has been named one of 20 Hottest Startups by the Singapore Business Review and has been featured in multiple outlets like Forbes, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Channel NewsAsia, Tech In Asia, The Straits Times, The Business Times, NewsRadio 93.8, Money FM, Berita Harian, e27, DealStreet Asia, and others. What I discussed with CheeTung: the National Employee Experience Transformation (NEXT) Programme Current employees' wellbeing and engagement levels Millenials burnout being > than less digital-savvy boomers Common WFH challenges And many more... Please enjoy! --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Youtube @AdrianTan18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
24:41
August 03, 2021
60: Rolf van der Pol on people efficiency, digitalisation struggles and uncovering the true problem statement
Rolf van der Pol started his career in information technology and moved to the financial services industry in 1990. He has a broad experience in line and project management roles across Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific working for international banks. Since 2006 he is working with Cadena – an HRM and Payroll solutions company with its service and development centre in Vietnam - and is the director for Cadena in Singapore since its inception in 2015. He has worked with a large number of regional companies, ranging from SMEs, local and regional corporates to MNCs in the field of HRM system implementation and consultation. Rolf has a Masters degree in Economics and Organisational behaviour from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. What I discussed with Rolf Applying his KYC experience into HRMS Efficiency tends to be overlooked during digitalisation Why do companies struggle to digitalise Digging deeper to uncover the problems beneath the symptoms And many more... Please enjoy! --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Youtube @AdrianTan18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
24:43
July 27, 2021
59: Mitchell Goh on debt traps, earned wage access and employee benefits
Mitchell Goh is the founder and CEO of GetPaid, an earned wage access start-up in Singapore. A new employee benefit concept in Singapore, it allows employees to access their salaries that they have earned but not yet received. Mitchell has over 10 years of expertise in the employee benefits space. Prior to this, Mitchell was a trained and practising social worker. The cumulation of his experiences is now driving his passion to improve financial wellbeing amongst employees which gave birth to GetPaid. What I discussed with Mitchell Debt traps Difference between Earned Wage Access vs PayDay Loan Why Earned Wage Access could be the next competitive employee benefits And many more... Please enjoy! --- This episode is brought to you by Wanted. Wanted is a career platform from Korea, with over 10,000 companies and 2 million users using the platform for talent recruitment and career growth. Since 2015, Wanted’s mission has been to bring fulfilment and happiness to all professionals around the world, offering the best job opportunities and best-in-class career content to support professional learning and growth. Adding on to the growth and innovation, Wanted introduces to you, RoundUp.  RoundUp is a video interview collaboration tool for every team. With a simple download of the Chrome browser extension, RoundUp invites you and your team to host hiring interviews on Google Meet, share interview evaluations, then round up all interviewer comments in a single dashboard; all to help your team efficiently reach the best hiring decision. It is currently free and available on roundup.ai --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Youtube @AdrianTan18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
19:60
July 20, 2021
58: Vidya Santhanam on connecting team and business performance, common startups HR issues, GDP on digital transformation and new people management lessons
Vidya Santhanam, is the co-founder and CEO of Fitbots OKRs.  Vidya leads Growth and Customer Success for Fitbots and is passionate about building a SaaS business. Also a certified OKR coach, Vidya has coached over 400 teams on OKRs and certified 100 as part of the OKR certification program in collaboration with OKRs Training, US. Vidya brings this experience in building Fitbots, along with her co-founder &CTO Kashi. Prior to Fitbots, Vidya was leading Leadership Building and Performance in Mindtree Ltd, rolling out large scale organizational development practices for 20000+ employees. What I discussed with Vidya Connecting team and business performance OKR versus annual KPI Why companies insist employees come back to the office Common challenges to OKR implementations And many more… Please enjoy! --- This episode is brought to you by Wanted. Wanted is a career platform from Korea, with over 10,000 companies and 2 million users using the platform for talent recruitment and career growth. Since 2015, Wanted’s mission has been to bring fulfilment and happiness to all professionals around the world, offering the best job opportunities and best-in-class career content to support professional learning and growth. Adding on to the growth and innovation, Wanted introduces to you, RoundUp.  RoundUp is a video interview collaboration tool for every team. With a simple download of the Chrome browser extension, RoundUp invites you and your team to host hiring interviews on Google Meet, share interview evaluations, then round up all interviewer comments in a single dashboard; all to help your team efficiently reach the best hiring decision. It is currently free and available on roundup.ai --- --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Youtube @AdrianTan18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
24:14
July 13, 2021
57: Jin Choeh on common startups HR issues, GDP on digital transformation and new people management lessons
Jin Choeh founded Swingvy with his co-founders in 2016 with a mission to create a workplace where work empowers people. As a founder, he focuses on product, team building, fundraising, market expansion, and team culture. Prior to founding Swingvy, he worked at AhnLab as a regional manager for the South-East Asia market covering six countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. He also co-founded two startups Zibro and Ssamtong, which are online real-estate platform and tutor matching platform respectively. Jin grew up in Korea, France, Japan, and the US, and has an Architectural Engineering degree from Hanyang University in Korea. What I discussed with Jin The key HR issues he observed during his first two startups Why digital transformation adoption co-relate to a country's GDP The people management lesson he learned during COVID-19 How the talent pool has radically widened due to the pandemic The State of Employee Benefits in Singapore eBook And many more... Please enjoy! --- This episode is brought to you by Wanted. Wanted is a career platform from Korea, with over 10,000 companies and 2 million users using the platform for talent recruitment and career growth. Since 2015, Wanted’s mission has been to bring fulfilment and happiness to all professionals around the world, offering the best job opportunities and best-in-class career content to support professional learning and growth. Adding on to the growth and innovation, Wanted introduces to you, RoundUp.  RoundUp is a video interview collaboration tool for every team. With a simple download of the Chrome browser extension, RoundUp invites you and your team to host hiring interviews on Google Meet, share interview evaluations, then round up all interviewer comments in a single dashboard; all to help your team efficiently reach the best hiring decision. It is currently free and available on roundup.ai --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Youtube @AdrianTan18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
21:15
July 06, 2021
56: Jayant Paleti on investment by SalesForce, why companies fail to digitalise and coming ahead in a cluttered HRMS market
Jayant Paleti is the Co-Founder of Darwinbox. Recognised as the most preferred HCM solution in APAC by Gartner, Darwinbox is used by 550+ large enterprises to manage their end to end HR needs. Prior to Darwinbox, Jayant was an investment banker at Ernst & Young. Jayant worked across functions like M&A and private equity. He is an IIT Madras and IIM Lucknow alumnus. He has advised several large corporates on big investment and strategic decisions. A visionary of the underlying scope of HR Tech, Jayant heads all sales and marketing activities at Darwinbox. Given his exposure to the corporate org structure and human capital-intensive decision-making practices, he strongly believes the HR function can be a source of great competitive advantage for an organization. And also, that this underlying potential can be optimally harnessed through technology. What I discussed with Jayant: Their investment by SalesForce Why they are confident in coming ahead in Singapore's cluttered HRMS market How to reduce digitalisation failures Should companies digitalise during uncertain times? And many more... Please enjoy! --- This episode is brought to you by Wanted. Wanted is a career platform from Korea, with over 10,000 companies and 2 million users using the platform for talent recruitment and career growth. Since 2015, Wanted’s mission has been to bring fulfilment and happiness to all professionals around the world, offering the best job opportunities and best-in-class career content to support professional learning and growth. Adding on to the growth and innovation, Wanted introduces to you, RoundUp.  RoundUp is a video interview collaboration tool for every team. With a simple download of the Chrome browser extension, RoundUp invites you and your team to host hiring interviews on Google Meet, share interview evaluations, then round up all interviewer comments in a single dashboard; all to help your team efficiently reach the best hiring decision. It is currently free and available on roundup.ai --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Youtube @AdrianTan18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
35:58
June 29, 2021
55: Benjamin Croc | Automate all your HR processes, focus on People
Former McKinsey consultant, and head of Lazada’s strategy department, Benjamin Croc developed a deep passion for people management in a career that spanned continents and industries. Noticing a pattern among companies that wanted to help their people achieve their full potential, he created BrioHR together with fellow INSEAD alumni in the hopes of transforming the workplace stories of millions around the globe and improving corporate performance for companies big and small at the same time. BrioHR is a new kind of HR management software covering the full employee lifecycle in a modern and user-friendly platform. Its modular offering allows SMEs in Southeast Asia and beyond to digitize and automate their HR processes such as recruitment, onboarding, core HR (payroll, leaves, employee records and document management, expense claims…), as well as performance management. What I discussed with Benjamin His motivation to exit a cushy job at Lazada to start BrioHR The main people issues he kept seeing across his past jobs BrioHR unfair advantage Difference between an all-in-one solution versus using many one-trick ponies And many more... --- This episode is brought to you by Wanted. Wanted is a career platform from Korea, with over 10,000 companies and 2 million users using the platform for talent recruitment and career growth. Since 2015, Wanted’s mission has been to bring fulfilment and happiness to all professionals around the world, offering the best job opportunities and best-in-class career content to support professional learning and growth. Adding on to the growth and innovation, Wanted introduces to you, RoundUp.  RoundUp is a video interview collaboration tool for every team. With a simple download of the Chrome browser extension, RoundUp invites you and your team to host hiring interviews on Google Meet, share interview evaluations, then round up all interviewer comments in a single dashboard; all to help your team efficiently reach the best hiring decision. It is currently free and available on roundup.ai --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Youtube @AdrianTan18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
28:44
June 22, 2021
54: Kuljit Chadha | AI-powered right skilling suite that helps enterprises unlock business potential
Kuljit Chadha is the Co-founder and COO of Disprz, an AI-powered skilling platform. A serial entrepreneur, Kuljit relishes taking nascent technology products to new markets and has a proven track record of taking at least three products that were category-defining across media, formal education and enterprise learning to both emerging and developed markets across the world. He holds a master of business administration from the prestigious Indian School of Business in Hyderabad. What I discussed with Kuljit: The difference between learning and skilling How learning differs between blue collars and white collars workers. Should you still train people if training them means they will leave? Why companies are so fixated on paper qualifications. The low adoption rate for Skillsfuture credits. And many more... Please enjoy! --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Youtube @AdrianTan18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
30:50
June 15, 2021
53: CHAN Chiou Hao | Putting a bank into HRMS
Chan Chiou Hao is currently the COO of Justlogin, a Singapore based HR Software as a Service provider. He has been with the company for over 5 years and has grown the business from a 10-person operation to 80 employees and grown the revenue by 300%. Prior to JustLogin, Chiou has spent almost a decade in business development roles in various notable software companies like Salesforce.com, QlikTech, SumTotal Systems and Mambu. He was also an entrepreneur who founded two venture capital-backed internet companies which were eventually acquired. What I discuss with Chiou Hao: Their partnership with Fintech MatchMove and what it means to their users. The growing trend of engaging gig workforce. How the e-wallet concept can provide faster money access for gig workers. The evolution of the payroll scene over the past 10 years. Why traditional banks are so slow in innovating for customers. And many more... Please enjoy! --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Youtube @AdrianTan18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
29:24
June 08, 2021
52: Kannan Chettiar | Managing your employee lifecycle from background screening to onboarding to learning
Kannan Chettiar is the co-founder and Managing Director of Avvanz – an award-winning HRTech and FinTech company that prides itself on its 3 business pillars – Screen, Onboard and Develop. Avvanz helps to screen for the “right” and “safe” candidates through background checks. They then help to integrate the new joiners through comprehensive new employee onboarding solutions leveraging technologies. Finally, Avvanz enhances the talents through uniquely differentiated blended learning solutions relevant to the Digital Economy aimed at surpassing the set KPIs. Kannan is an award-winning Global Leader with 24 years of experience in the Technology and Human Capital sectors spanning across Asia, EMEA & the Americas. An engineer by training, he holds an Honours degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and an MBA from the University of Birmingham in the UK. Kannan holds an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment and is an accredited StrengthScope practitioner. Shownotes Full recording to Techstival webinar Critical Skills For Industry 4.0 5% Promo Code DISC5 for ScreenGlobal for all background checks --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Youtube @AdrianTan18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
41:06
June 01, 2021
51: CY Chua | Improving your offer acceptance rate with AI
Your bucket can never be filled with water if there is a leak at the bottom. In recruitment context, that leak to the ability to close the deal with the job applicant that you may have spent more than 3 months and over 5 rounds of interview to screen and assess. To address this "last mile problem", CY Chua co-founded TalentX.ai to provide a one-of-a-kind AI-powered job offer management platform to minimize uncertainty in transacting a Tech job for both employer and candidate. Before TalentX.ai, CY was involved in consulting expertise and doing in-house Total Rewards, People Analytics & HRIS on a global scale. --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Youtube @AdrianTan18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
32:38
May 25, 2021
50: Chandra Sivasubramaniam | Productivity monitoring and employees insights
Many managers remain sceptical about the distributed workforce. I think it stems from traditional management belief that if you are not looking over your employees' shoulders, they would skive. Unfortunately, this belief is prevalent with many people managers treating their office like a factory floor. Addressing this and helping businesses better understand how and what people do at work, my guest today started Flowtrack to help companies get data on where and how employees are spending their time. Having designed and built enterprise products in IBM and NTT Data, Chandra Sivasubramaniam and the team launched FlowTrack to address India and South East Asian market's need to drive organizational effectiveness and employee productivity. --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Youtube @AdrianTan18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
28:58
May 18, 2021
49: Andrew Stetsenko | Connecting companies with software engineers who are looking to relocate
Andrew Stetsenko is an HR Tech entrepreneur with a coding background and a passion for machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP). He started to learn coding in 2003 that helped him to become a tech recruiter. Founder of Relocate.me, CV Compiler, and GlossaryTech, he aims to match companies and software engineers in a better way. --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Youtube @AdrianTan18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
27:02
May 11, 2021
48: Zac Chua | Made-in-Singapore Delicious Gourmet Popcorn
Zac Chua is the Founder and CEO of The Kettle Gourmet. The Kettle Gourmet is a Singapore-based popcorn manufacturer and distributor that serves fresh, hand-baked popcorn in traditional and unique local flavours. Established in 2017 by Founder and CEO Zac Chua, The Kettle Gourmet is halal-certified and uses high-quality ingredients, non-GMO natural corn and no trans-fat. The Kettle Gourmet’s six flavours include crazy Asian favourites Kaya Butter Toast, Nasi Lemak, Chilli Crab and Chicken Floss as well as traditional Salted Caramel and Chocolate. The Kettle Gourmet is available for purchase online at The Kettle Gourmet or stocked via e-commerce partners Air Asia Delivery Service, Foodpanda, GrabFood and Shopee as well as in-store at NTUC FairPrice Finest. Inspired by his late Father, a Venture Capitalist, Zac knew he always wanted to have his own business. The Kettle Gourmet idea came to Zac when he smelt the delicious and overbearing aroma of Nasi Lemak that someone had smuggled into the theatre, whilst he was enjoying his popcorn in the cinema. Today, the company has reached a daily sales volume of 1000 popcorn bags and accrued over 300 partners and clients. --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Instagram @tanadrian18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
20:57
May 04, 2021
47: Brett Putter | Own Your Culture
Bretton (Brett) Putter (@BrettonPutter) is an expert in company culture development who is consulted by companies and leaders worldwide to help design, develop and build high-performing cultures. He is the CEO of CultureGene, a culture leadership software and services platform. Prior to founding CultureGene Brett spent 16 years as the Managing Partner of a leading executive search firm based in London working with startups and high-growth companies in the UK, Europe and USA. In 2018 he published his first book, Culture Decks Decoded and his second book Own Your Culture: How to Define, Embed and Manage your Company Culture in September 2020. --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Instagram @tanadrian18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
22:48
April 27, 2021
46: Vipula Samarakoon | Leveling Up Your Employee Onboarding and Engagement
Vipula (Vip) Samarakoon is the Founder and CEO of Qualee. Qualee Technology delivers a mobile-first, cloud-based employee experience platform. The company's proprietary self-service, the digital platform streamlines procedures and provides clients with the ability to securely create employee experiences that measurably improve employer familiarisation and employee engagement. Vip is a globally seasoned executive leader with commercially proven entrepreneurial acumen and a consistent track record of successful technology transformations with some of the best Fortune 500 companies in the world. He holds a B.Sc. from Monash University, Australia, he is an Executive Business Management Program graduate from Melbourne Business School and an executive course graduate from M.I.T. Sloan. Time-limited promo: 3 hours of complimentary consulting & platform configuration advice for signups in April 2021. --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Instagram @tanadrian18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
29:53
April 20, 2021
45: Paul Endacott | Curating Digital and Technology Talent
Paul Endacott has been operating in the fields of recruitment and executive search since 2002. His last corporate role was Regional Managing Director, Asia, for an Australian Listed recruitment firm where he was responsible for the Asia strategy as well as leading Digital and Innovation. Most recently, Paul has launched his own Venture/Angel backed company, GRIT, which specialises in Digital and Technology. GRIT is a recruitment technology organisation that is driving a recruitment and executive search solutions platform to provide greater value and engagement with organisation and talent communities. Based in Singapore, Paul has extensive experience in the Asia markets as well as the UK. In addition to the above, Paul is an Advisor at Antler, supporting their HRTech cohort globally and also a Mentor at Workplace Accelerator. --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Instagram @tanadrian18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
28:07
April 13, 2021
44: Joe‌ ‌Escobedo | How To Create Engaging LinkedIn Content
Joe Escobedo is the author of “Asian Growth Stories“. He has advised and trained over 12,000 executives from around the world, from countless Fortune 1000 brands, on building brands and growing revenue through digital. He has been a contributor for Forbes, Inc, HuffPost and other top-tier media. His articles have garnered over 1 million views. He is a digital marketing and social media marketing lecturer for the world’s top-ranked universities including ESSEC. He was awarded the “Most Influential Global Marketing Leader” at the World Marketing Congress in 2017 and rated as the #1 speaker at the 2018 ASEAN CMO conference. SELECTED LINKS FROM EPISODE Answer Socrates Creating Engaging LinkedIn Content Course --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Instagram @tanadrian18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
27:10
April 06, 2021
43: Professor James Trevelyan | Cooling the World Affordably and Sustainably
Professor James Trevelyan is the founder and CEO of Close Comfort, an Australian start-up with a mission to provide environment-friendly cooling solutions. They recently expanded to Singapore and is on a mission to provide affordable and efficient cooling solutions that are sustainable causing minimal harm to the environment. Prior to Close Comfort, Professor Trevelyan had already established a reputation for building inventions that generate positive societal and environmental impact. His research on engineering practices and infrastructure development in low-income countries continues to this day. Professor Trevelyn is a recipient of the prestigious Engineers Australia medal for his meritorious service, and author of the book, The Making of an Expert Engineer. --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Instagram @tanadrian18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
29:57
March 30, 2021
42: Rachele Focardi | Addressing Workplace Generational Divide
Rachele Focardi is a global thought-leader and well renowned public speaker on Multigenerational Workforce Dynamics, Future of Work, Employer Branding and Talent Strategy. Born and raised in Italy, she spent her professional life between Europe, U.S.A. and Asia. Since 2003, Rachele has spearheaded the Employer Branding movement globally, advocating that organizations and governments incorporate an Employer Branding Strategy into their workforce planning. Over the years she has advised hundreds of Fortune 500 companies, Asian organizations, NGOs and Government Agencies on how to launch their Employer Branding practices at home and abroad. Today, Rachele’s passion is to help organizations adapt to the needs of the new generations and make Generational Diversity a key item on their Diversity & Inclusion Agenda. She also recently published 'Reframing Generational Stereotypes', guiding companies on embracing age diversity, build mutual understanding and foster collaboration to drive positive change. She is the Chair of the Multigenerational Workforce Committee for the ASEAN Human Development Organization, Founder of XYZ@Work and a Mentor at The Workplace Accelerator and various other organizations. --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Instagram @tanadrian18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
29:20
March 23, 2021
41: Roshan Ravishankar | Helping Companies To Hire Talents, Not Resumes
Roshan Ravishankar is the co-founder of Vita, the first platform that allows companies to screen applications using referee assessed values, over plain resumes.  It started off as a team-based assessment platform helping incubators, accelerators and VC’s assess founders and founding teams, then expanded into the recruitment industry seeing a need for a better early-stage assessment.  Companies are using Vita to streamline their recruitment process, and conducting lesser interviews than ever before, by screening the right way. For a limited time, they are upgrading listeners to the podcast from the basic tier to the full-fledged pro package for a period of 6 months.  Just email admin@vitaverify.me with the code “ADRIANTAN”.  --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Instagram @tanadrian18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
28:52
March 16, 2021
40: Amritpal Singh | Business Expansion Without The Compliance Hassle
Amritpal Singh is a Co-Founder at Multiplier Technologies and leads the commercial development of the organisation. Multiplier is a PEO Platform that enables companies to manage payroll and compliance for international teams. They facilitate international hiring without companies having to establish local legal entities. Multiplier also takes care of payroll, benefits, local taxes and regulatory payments while companies benefit from the talent. As a former external audit consultant from a Big 4 firm, Amrit has a unique perspective of the issues facing clients across Europe and Asia. He subsequently joined a search business in Singapore to source and place senior positions in SEA with Robert Walters and Korn Ferry. --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Instagram @tanadrian18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
26:19
March 09, 2021
39: Jason Ho | Why Knowing Your Strengths Matter
Jason Ho is Southeast Asia's 1st Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder® Coach & Platinum Coach. He is also the founder of Strengths School™ and Performance Capital™, who has over 13 years of Training and Coaching Top Leaders in MNCs, SMEs, Schools & Non-profits; to optimise team development and drive PERFECT PERFORMANCE™. Performance Capital™ serves elite business owners and MNC leaders who believe in building a strong team where every member lives out their passions at work and performs at world-class excellence. With a highly capable and energized team, leaders are able to do more impactful work. Download your Primal Greatness E-Book --- Who should I speak with next? Please let me know at adrian@adriantan.com.sg Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. It will help bring the episode to more people. 📲 Follow me online: Instagram @tanadrian18 Twitter @adriantan18 Facebook @adtan LinkedIn @adriantanck adriantan.com.sg
29:22
March 02, 2021
38: Gurunath Hari | Emineo Pursuits
Gurunath Hari is the Head of practice and Data Scientist at Emineo Pursuits, focusing on defining wellbeing.  In his 30-year career, Hari has several publications and educational videos on workplace productivity. Emineo Pursuits started in Singapore in 2014 as a social enterprise, helping leaders nurture employees to build themselves to love the work they do and enjoy stretching themselves to grow thus helping them open limitless opportunity and money within weeks. A global Human Resource Wellness leader, Hari pioneered innovative approach and service portfolio that includes PEAKISM™, the 21st century approach to peak performance, scientifically validated Holistic Wellness Assessment tools. He is also the author of research-based Amazon bestselling book “The 6 Dimensions Overcome presenteeism: Excel in work and life”. SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE Gurunath Hari LinkedIn Emineo Pursuits website For a limited time only, get PEAKISM Holistic Wellness Index assessment worth $200
01:02:09
February 22, 2021
37: Japhet Lim | Reubiks Academy
Japhet Lim is a serial entrepreneur who has taken up multiple training roles in his journey and believes in addressing the inefficiencies in the education sector, especially when it comes to cultivating a self-directed learning approach in students. Reubiks Academy was launched amidst the pandemic and is positioned to digitalize the learning experience. It looks to bridge the gap between tutors and students by providing an easy-to-use and intuitive interface with convenient features like geo-locations. The launch of the app coincides with the growing gig economy, where more and more Singaporeans are looking into side-hustles and additional income source to cope with the impacts of the pandemic. Other than freelance tutors, the app has also proven to be an excellent asset for tuition centres that are struggling to reach their target audience, as well as manage attendance and allocate resources more efficiently. The app has also embedded additional features for tutors to conduct classes virtually. At launch, the platform has over 100 tutors and educational service providers under its stable and is offering its service for free. SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE Japhet Lim LinkedIn Reubiks Academy Website
32:41
February 15, 2021
36: Tulika Tripathi | Snaphunt
Tulika Tripathi is the Founder of Snaphunt, Asia’s leading remote hiring platform and helps employers find top talent anywhere quickly and conveniently. Snaphunt also matches job seekers with opportunities that are a fit with their skills, work style & motivations to help them find the right jobs & maximise their potential. Tulika is passionate about making hiring more accurate & transparent and she founded Snaphunt on the back of more than 20 years’ experience in starting up, growing and turning around business in multiple geographies. Tulika has extensive experience within recruitment and has previously held various senior leadership roles in global recruitment firms, including Executive Director of Michael Page Geneva, MD Page Group Singapore and MD Michael Page India as well as MD–Asia for Hudson Global. Tulika is also the author of ‘Alice in Corporateland’, a book on achieving success published by Penguin Portfolio. Special offer: For employers who want to hire remote talent, use Snaphunt for the first month for only USD 365 instead of USD 500. Offer is valid till 28 February 2021. SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE Tulika Tripathi LinkedIn Snaphunt LinkedIn Snaphunt Facebook Snaphunt Twitter Snaphunt Instagram
26:48
February 09, 2021
35: Nina Alag Suri | X0PA AI
Nina Alag Suri is the Founder and CEO of X0PA AI, an AI-powered recruitment SaaS solutions to maximise objectivity in hiring and selections for accuracy, efficiency and scale. X0PA aims to save companies significant time and cost in hiring while enhancing candidate retention, performance and person to job and organization fit. X0PA develops cloud-based tools to enhance the hiring and selection process for governments, academic institutions, enterprises and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Using AI, X0PA automates routine tasks and offers predictive analytics so that companies can make the best-informed hiring decisions. Nina comes from an Engineering background with a Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication and has been managing and running businesses in the HR space for more than 20 years. She originally founded an executive search company, Nastrac Group, back in 1997 which she successfully ran for 20 years. It was through this venture that she realized the inefficiencies and subjectivity of traditional hiring processes and thus decided to pivot to an AI and ML-based platform with X0PA AI in 2017. Since then, Nina has grown X0PA AI to have launched 5 successful products and has built a presence across 4 regions, namely Singapore (its headquarters), India, UK and more recently UAE. SPECIAL OFFERING: X0pa is extending 25 free credits on their X0PA ROOM platform, a hybrid on-demand video interviewing and assessment platform with the option to conduct text, video and text assessments at scale. Simply sign up at https://room.x0pa.ai/ SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE Nina Alag Suri LinkedIn X0pa website X0pa career page
26:28
February 03, 2021
34: Kyle Hegarty | The Accidental Business Nomad
Kyle Hegarty helps organizations grow globally. His sales and marketing training programs help clients increase business across regions and his global communications programs help strengthen teams, build trust, and prepare next-gen leaders for tomorrow's threats and opportunities. His first book, The Accidental Business Nomad: A Survival Guide for Working Across a Shrinking Planet is available worldwide in hardcover, ebook and audiobook formats. He has trained thousands of executives, is a faculty lecturer for Singapore Management University (SMU) and is a frequent keynote speaker at business and management conferences around the world. His APAC work has been featured in The Straits Times, Singapore Business Review, Entrepreneur, CNN and Quartz. What We Discuss With Kyle Hegarty: How he landed up in Singapore in early 2000. His first encounter on business cultural shock with this first Project Manager hires. Common mistakes that newly landed leaders from western countries are still making What a "Slap dragon" approach is. How he got the best management advice and lessons from a notorious group named the Centurion. And much more... For a limited time only, you can get a signed hardcover copy of the book for SGD 23 (retail SGD 34) and that includes shipping within Singapore. If you are outside of Singapore, the offer stands but you will have to cover shipping. Interested? Email to info@leadershipnomad.com to and let them know. Please enjoy!
27:03
January 22, 2021
#33 - Eugene Goh, TalentKraft
Eugene Goh is the co-founder of TalentKraft, a strategy consultancy that focuses on helping clients build better teams through a combination of consulting and training. TalentKraft is a strategy consulting firm that helps our clients build effective teams. They use the methods of top consulting firms to help organizations solve talent challenges, and leverage technology to enable scalable solutions for talent selection and training. Eugene started his career in the civil service before spending 8.5 years at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). After BCG, Eugene worked on a number of startups before starting TalentKraft. Eugene has an MSc in Economics for Development and a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, both from the University of Oxford. SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE Eugene Goh LinkedIn TalentKraft Website ☕ Help me create more Work Tech and HR Tech content on my blog and podcast channel by supporting me on buymeacoffee: http://buymeacoffee.com/adriantan18 —- 📲 Follow me on social: Instagram Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Check out my website: adriantan.com.sg
27:37
December 29, 2020
#32 - Gary Ma, maaiiconnect
Gary Ma is the product lead at maaiiconnect. They provide a platform to help companies deliver seamless omnichannel experiences with end-to-end engagement. With maaiiconnect you can build a cloud contact centre, market your business, or set up a remote office. maaiiconnect provides crystal clear voice quality and is accessible worldwide with networks in 160+ countries. Before maaiiconnect, Gary was Project Manager for Maaii, a cross-channel communications app that connected 8 million users worldwide for cost-effective web calls, before taking the lead of an SDK Suite and CPaaS innovation, both winning Gold in the 2017 Stevie Awards. Gary enjoys using his creativity to design innovative products that maximise business outcomes and growth. He loves to go hiking every weekend and spend time with his family. Sign up for maaiiconnect today for free and get 5,000 web communication minutes. SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE Gary Ma LinkedIn maiiconnect Website ☕ Help me create more Work Tech and HR Tech content on my blog and podcast channel by supporting me on buymeacoffee: http://buymeacoffee.com/adriantan18 —- 📲 Follow me on social: Instagram Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Check out my website: adriantan.com.sg
22:21
December 22, 2020
#31 - George Avgenakis, Loopcv
George Avgenakis is the founder and CEO at Loopcv, a job search tool that automates the job search for individual job seekers. Using Loopcv, job applicants can automatically apply to hundreds of jobs every day (no effort required) He got into this two years ago when he realised the job search process is broken as he was attempting to look for one. There are hundreds of platforms to apply, a lot of copy-pasting between them and it is impossible to be online 24/7, which resulted in losing great opportunities. He then wondered since companies use automation to streamline their hiring process, why not jobseekers? Get a special promo just for my readers - use code adriantanshow and get 50% off your paid plan. Users that want the deal should send an email to info@loopcv.pro SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE George Avgenakis LinkedIn Loopcv Website Openings at Loopcv -- ☕ Help me create more Work Tech and HR Tech content on my blog and podcast channel by supporting me on buymeacoffee: http://buymeacoffee.com/adriantan18 📲 Follow me on social: Instagram Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Check out my website: adriantan.com.sg
19:12
December 14, 2020
#30 - Josie Stoker, Capture
Josie Stoker is the CoFounder and CEO at Capture - a B2B SaaS helping companies engage a planet-friendly workforce. They also have the app for individuals which is akin to a 'Fitbit for your carbon footprint'. They were founded on the Antler program in Singapore in Q3 of 2019. 'Made in Britain', Josie has spent the last 7 years in Asia, including time in Southeast Asia & Mongolia; where she worked alongside Indigenous communities to bring their knowledge to corporate leadership teams. Having seen first-hand the effects of climate change today, she became passionate about empowering people to turn eco-anxiety into eco-action, and is excited about the role technology can play in supporting everyday people in their ambitions to take climate action. --- This episode is brought to you by Krisp.ai, a software that automagically mute background noise in any communication app. No more embarrassing dog barks, traffic noises, crying babies and family chatters when you are doing your calls from home or the nearby café. With Krisp, those noises will be muted and your caller will not be able to hear any of them. Not only is Krisp able to remove your background noises, but it can also even remove the ones coming from your caller. So all you get is high-quality audio without the distractions. Krisp supports any devices and over 800 apps such as Zoom, Teams and Webex. Try out the world’s best AI-powered noise-cancelling technology for free by going to https://adriantan.com.sg/krisp. --- This episode is brought to you by Grammarly. Compose bold, clear, mistake-free writing with Grammarly’s AI-powered writing assistant. With Grammarly, your grammar will be perfect every time whether it is a business proposal, emails or your resumes. It automatically points out grammatical mistakes and provides a one-click feature to make that correction for you. Grammarly works on Gmail, Twitter, LinkedIn, and all your other favourite sites. It even works on your phone and tablet too! Now everyone can be a great writer and write brilliantly. Get started for free and find out what you can accomplish with the power of Grammarly at your fingertips. Go to https://adriantan.com.sg/grammarly to download Grammarly onto your devices today. --- SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE Josie Stoker LinkedIn Capture Website Capture Instagram The roles Capture is hiring for Shell Twitter poll Fastcompany survey on Millenials higher willingness to work for a company that focuses on sustainability
23:38
December 05, 2020
#29 - Deborah Tan-Pink, Revolut
Deborah Tan-Pink is the Senior Communications Manager at Revolut Singapore, having joined them in October 2020. Previously, she was the CEO of an edtech startup. Revolut gives customers the power to spend, transfer, and control their money without ridiculous bank charges. Together, the Revolut app and contactless payment card let their customers have a frictionless experience when it comes to using and managing their money at home or on a holiday. They are Europe’s fastest-growing FinTech with a valuation of US$5.5 billion and their incredible technology has enabled us to grow at a rate of 30,000 users a day. With social features such as Gifting, Rewards, Bill Splitting, Group Vaults and Donations, Revolut adapts to your lifestyle and goes beyond being just a multi-currency travel card. Whether you’re running a business or running out for pizza, Revolut is building a super app to help you get more out of your money. --- This episode is brought to you by Krisp.ai, a software that automagically mute background noise in any communication app. No more embarrassing dog barks, traffic noises, crying babies and family chatters when you are doing your calls from home or the nearby café. Not only is Krisp able to remove your background noises, but it can also even remove the ones coming from your caller. So all you get is high-quality audio without the distractions. Try out the world’s best AI-powered noise-cancelling technology for free by going to https://adriantan.com.sg/krisp. --- This episode is brought to you by Grammarly. Compose bold, clear, mistake-free writing with Grammarly's AI-powered writing assistant. With Grammarly, your grammar will be perfect every time whether it is a business proposal, emails or your resumes. It automatically points out grammatical mistakes and provides a one-click feature to make that correction for you. Go to https://adriantan.com.sg/grammarly to download Grammarly onto your devices today. --- SELECTED LINK FROM THE EPISODE Deborah Tan-Pink LinkedIn Revolut Website Internship at Revolut My previous podcast with Deborah --- ☕ Help me create more Work Tech and HR Tech content on my blog and podcast channel by supporting me on buymeacoffee: http://buymeacoffee.com/adriantan18 —- 📲 Follow me on social: Instagram Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Check out my website: adriantan.com.sg
18:19
November 24, 2020
#28 – Daniel Callaghan, Veremark & Workplace Accelerator
Daniel Callaghan is the CEO of Veremark and the Managing Partner at the Workplace Accelerator. Veremark is a category leader in the space of Career Credential Verification and Management. They enable companies around the world to hire with greater confidence and reduced risk through checking the integrity and data points of candidates claims during the hiring process. They also provide the candidates with a career passport so that the industry can eliminate repetitive and wasteful checks and have a smoother hiring process. A Brit in Singapore for 3 years now, Daniel came here to run the corporate innovation and ventures arm for a global recruitment company across APAC before deciding to return to entrepreneurship. He has been in HR Tech for a decade now having set up his first venture straight out of business school. SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE Daniel Callaghan LinkedIn Veremark website Veremark LinkedIn Workplace Accelerator website Workplace Accelerator LinkedIn --- ☕ Help me create more Work Tech and HR Tech content on my blog and podcast channel by supporting me on buymeacoffee: http://buymeacoffee.com/adriantan18 —- 📲 Follow me on social: Instagram Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Check out my website: adriantan.com.sg
27:05
November 19, 2020
#27 – Syed Ali Abbas, Epitome
Syed Ali Abbas is the Chief Strategy Officer of Epitome Global, a next-generation employability technology, services and analytics company headquartered in Singapore. Epitome is an employability technology, services and analytics company. It was founded in Singapore in mid-2016 as CXS International and won the Alibaba Cloud Startup contest held in Malaysia in 2017. After initial success in the talent assessment and analytics space; they expanded into learning management systems and learning experience platforms. In this role, he is responsible for company strategy, people, partnerships and corporate matters. Previously, Abbas was the Group HR Director for Global Fashion Group (GFG), a global portfolio of fashion e-commerce startups in various regions of the world including ZALORA in Asia. Abbas also served as the Chief HR Officer for the Pacnet Group, a leading Asian telecom and data centre operator, and Executive Director of HR (the Asia Pacific and India) for AT&T Inc, a leading Fortune 500 company. In addition to his day job, Abbas serves as a member of both the Executive Council of the Singapore Human Resources Institute and the Board Nominations Committee of AWWA Limited. He volunteers as a Mentor at the Workplace Accelerator, South East Asia's premier startup accelerator exclusively focused on the Future of Work. Abbas is also an angel investor focused on the “people tech” space, advises early-stage companies on strategy and advises large corporates on HRtech decisions. If you are looking to learn more about their talent assessments and talent analytics, reach out to them via e-mail or LinkedIn. And if your message is titled “Adrian Tan is my kaki” then they promise a nice discount. SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE Syed Ali Abbas LinkedIn Epitome website Epitome LinkedIn --- ☕ Help me create more Work Tech and HR Tech content on my blog and podcast channel by supporting me on buymeacoffee: http://buymeacoffee.com/adriantan18 —- 📲 Follow me on social: Instagram Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Check out my website: adriantan.com.sg
01:04:26
November 12, 2020
#26 – Stephanie Nash, Thrive HR Exchange
Stephanie Nash is the Chief People Officer and Head of Global Ventures at ChapmanV. She is also Co-creator of the recently launched Thrive HR Exchange, a global community platform for HR professionals to find and exchange inspiration, ideas and insights relevant to the role, career and the future of work. In this role, she provides guidance across a broad portfolio of business interests and innovations in human resources. This includes ChapmanCG, a global HR executive search firm, the Thrive HR Exchange, an online community platform for HR professionals and investments in HR technology start-ups. She has more than two decades’ experience as a human resources leader working across the United States, Asia, Australia and South America. During this time, she served in senior HR roles for Fortune 500 companies, including Vice President of Human Resources Asia-Pacific at Allergen, Senior Director Human Resources Asia Pacific at Microsoft, and Group Manager, Human Resources, Base Metals at BHP Billiton. Prior to joining ChapmanV, Stephanie held the role of Chief People Officer at RedMart, where she oversaw the growth of the Singapore-based technology and eCommerce platform SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE Stephanie Nash LinkedIn Thrive HR Exchange website Join the Thrive HR Exchange community Thrive HR Exchange Wellness Wednesdays --- ☕ Help me create more Work Tech and HR Tech content on my blog and podcast channel by supporting me on buymeacoffee: http://buymeacoffee.com/adriantan18 —- 📲 Follow me on social: Instagram Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Check out my website: adriantan.com.sg
29:03
November 10, 2020
#25 – Mat Ward, Workmate
Mathew Ward is the founding CEO of Workmate, an end-to-end workforce management platform with a fully integrated worker network, custom-built to enable the blue-collar workforce. Workmate provides businesses with full visibility on their entire workforce through automating hiring, onboarding, scheduling, attendance, and performance reporting processes in one seamless system, while leveraging a qualified network of 50,000+ pre-vetted workers ready to fill gaps. Using historical worker performance data, Workmate equips businesses with the right tools to not only track but also optimize worker behaviour and has helped over 200 enterprise customers in the logistics, warehousing, F&B and events sectors increase worker retention and productivity. Workmate was founded in 2016, and has offices in Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia, and has raised over US$10m in funding to date. Prior to Workmate, he was the CEO and founding team member of Admax Network (acquired by Komli Media), Managing Director APAC for Lotame where he set up and launched their Asian business, and served on the advisory board of Ardent Capital. SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE Mat Ward on LinkedIn Workmate website 2 Strategies to Drive Efficiency in Your Warehouse Workforce eBook Workmate Career page --- ☕ Help me create more Work Tech and HR Tech content on my blog and podcast channel by supporting me on buymeacoffee: http://buymeacoffee.com/adriantan18 —- 📲 Follow me on social: Instagram Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Check out my website: adriantan.com.sg
26:29
November 05, 2020
#24 – Sergei Makhmodov, Daxtra
Sergei Makhmodov is the co-founding director of DaXtra Technologies, a world-leading specialist in Intelligent Process Automation (IA) solutions for the staffing and recruitment industry. He oversees the company’s growth and strategic business development across multiple territories by bringing his experience from several years working in the Recruitment sector in London, UK, and combining his industry knowledge with the NLP and AI expertise of fellow founders Steve Finch and Andrei Mikheev in early 2002. DaXtra offers a competitive advantage through their proprietary technology for high-accuracy multilingual CV and job parsing, semantic search and A.I. matching – helping organisations find the best available talent while keeping the cost-per-hire to a minimum. Their solutions seamlessly integrate with customers’ current ATS platforms and business processes and facilitate on-demand retrieval of highly relevant information quickly, intuitively and across multiple internal and external databases. With offices spanning the US, UK, Hong Kong, China, Japan and Australia, DaXtra partners with over 2,500 customers globally and is capable of “understanding” over 40 languages in which resumes and jobs are written. DaXtra’s clients include many of the world’s top staffing companies, best boutique recruitment firms, job boards and Talent Acquisition departments of multinational corporations. New product promotion “DaXtra Search Nexus”: Their NEW game-changing search and match platform will unlock more value in your database. Achieve a higher ROI from your entire tech stack through precise targeting of candidates, enhanced job matching and intelligent ranking. With DaXtra Search Nexus, you can: Search everywhere from one platform Focus your search with pinpoint accuracy Find the most relevant candidates fast, ranked by skills and experience Find out more: https://hubs.ly/H0xxKkp0 To learn more about Daxtra: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/daxtratechnologies Twitter https://twitter.com/daxtra LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/daxtra-technologies/ Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCopE6c0Fp0WwE4XrSIBF_QQ Shownotes: Amazon scraps secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women --- ☕ Help me create more Work Tech and HR Tech content on my blog and podcast channel by supporting me on buymeacoffee: http://buymeacoffee.com/adriantan18 —- 📲 Follow me on social: Instagram Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Check out my website: adriantan.com.sg
29:59
November 03, 2020
#23 – Jaime Ng, MatchCasts
Jaime Ng is the founder and CEO of MatchCasts, an Ad-Tech platform that automates podcast advertising for brands take the pain out of finding the right podcasts to create a campaign that resonates with their audience. Prior to building MatchCasts, Jaime was Chief Marketing Officer with RedMart and NTUC Link and spent over 18 years working in the US, UK and Southeast Asia building MarTech and AdTech platforms for companies such as MediaCorp, TripAdvisor (US), MySpace (US) and element14 (FTSE 250). Before COVID, she could be seen living in multiple cities in Southeast Asia several months at a time. Aside from building MatchCasts, Jaime is also an angel investor in various startups and consults on marketing and advertising technology globally. Join MatchCasts for free. MatchCasts is a FREE platform in Asia to help podcasters monetize their shows and get matched with advertisers. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/matchcasts Twitter: https://twitter.com/matchcasts Medium: https://medium.com/matchcasts Angellist: https://angel.co/company/matchcasts/jobs Startup by Gimlet - https://gimletmedia.com/shows/startup Founders Talk - https://changelog.com/founderstalk The Twenty Minute VC - https://thetwentyminutevc.com/ --- ☕ Help me create more Work Tech and HR Tech content on my blog and podcast channel by supporting me on buymeacoffee: http://buymeacoffee.com/adriantan18 —- 📲 Follow me on social: Instagram Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Check out my website: adriantan.com.sg
26:14
October 29, 2020
#22 – Alan Heyward, O.C. Tanner
Alan Heyward is the Asia Pacific Managing Director of O.C. Tanner. He has been intimately involved in the industry for 15 years and has witnessed first-hand the evolution in corporate thinking when it comes to workplace culture and employee recognition – where once they were buzzwords and ‘nice to have’ HR initiatives, now they are seen by leading organisations around the world as business imperatives that lay the foundation of their success. Alan has partnered with many of the largest brands across the region in a broad range of industries including banking and financial services, retail, aviation, manufacturing, mining and resources, utilities and professional services to help create thriving workplace cultures. O.C. Tanner is an award-winning global leader in workplace culture and employee recognition, whose purpose is to help people thrive at work. Their products and services help HR leaders improve their workplace cultures, so people feel appreciated, do their best work and want to stay. This year, O.C. Tanner ranked top 5 in the employee recognition provider category of HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings and was listed in People Magazine’s top 50 companies that care. It has recently published its 2021 Global Culture Report, which provides actionable insights in navigating current and future issues of the workplace, based on interviews and survey results from 40,000 employees, leaders and executives in 20 countries. Global Culture Report 2021 Influence Greatness virtual conference O.C. Tanner website
35:18
October 27, 2020
#21 – Alvin Goh, Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI)
Alvin Goh is the Executive Director at Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) and an accomplished international senior business manager with over 15 years’ of experience in the financial and consulting industry where he played key roles in various business and human capital transformation projects that have translated to net bottom-line growth of USD100million. Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) is a leading, not-for-profit, professional HR body, which represents a strong network of members, comprising individuals and organisations across diverse industries. The SHRI group - comprising SHRI Academy, SHRI Corporate Learning & Consultancy Hub and The Singapore Professionals’ & Executives’ Co-operative (SPEC) - offers a wide range of services to promote continuous learning, skills-upgrading and professional development. Committed to developing appropriate standards of HR, SHRI is a pioneer of Singapore’s HR Accreditation Framework, The Singapore HR Awards, The National Workplace Happiness Survey, The Singapore HR Congress & Business-Connect Exposition and the Singapore HR Challenge for post-secondary and tertiary institutions. SHRI also works closely with national HR associations worldwide, such as the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA), the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), to bring global and regional best HR practices and insights to people managers in Singapore. For five decades, SHRI’s brand has been synonymous with advancing and professionalising the HR profession, standards and practices. SHRI has relentlessly advocated the development of appropriate standards of human resource management and development which reflect global conditions and interests of the workforce. The Institute has stayed committed to preparing current and successive generations of people to compete and thrive in a globalised future, thereby supporting Singapore’s growth into a world-class nation. --- ☕ Help me create more Work Tech and HR Tech content on my blog and podcast channel by supporting me on buymeacoffee: http://buymeacoffee.com/adriantan18 —- 📲 Follow me on social: Instagram Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Check out my website: adriantan.com.sg
28:45
October 22, 2020
#20 – James Chia, ArcLab
James Chia is Co-founder & CEO of ArcLab, a Mobile Learning SaaS platform empowering organisations to upskill deskless workforces. Their vision is to upskill the world’s deskless workforce. ArcLab empowers organisations to easily create, distribute and track training, sent directly to staff phones without the need for an app. ArcLab is backed by Spaze Ventures & Bisk Ventures and is part of Holon IQ’s SE Asia Ed Tech 50. ArcLab is James’ 2nd startup. He started his career at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, serving in London and Singapore as Portfolio Manager & Deputy Director. He is an Associate Lecturer at SIM Global Education, and volunteers as a community mentor to lower-income kids. James enjoys being present with family, reading, writing, running, macro-investing and technology. He’s is also a long- suffering Tottenham Hotspur fan. Listeners of my podcast get 10% off ArcLab’s Learning Design package under ArcLab Enterprise. Simply DM them at hi@arclab.io quoting “Adrian Tan” Connect with them on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/arclabsg & Try ArcLab Basic for yourself for free, with no obligation: https://builder.arclab.io
23:46
October 20, 2020
#19 – Christian Vetter, HRForecast
Christian Vetter is CEO and Co-Founder of HRForecast, dedicated to data-driven decision making, disruptive technologies and next-generation workforce management. Upon completion of his business studies, Christian Vetter held various positions in Sales and Supply Chain Planning departments at Siemens and its lighting division Osram. HRForecast is a Germany-based HR tech startup that answers tomorrow’s questions with the power of Big Data. Want to know what are the skills needed in your workplace tomorrow? HRForecast has the answers. Their solution includes stand-alone software solutions (SaaS), integrated data intelligence (Data-as-a-service) and consulting (Analytics-as-a-service). With a data pool of 30M job profiles and 1,500,000 global jobs crawled per 100+ multinational customers from multiple industries, HR Forecast is a finalist of Deloitte Fast 50 Award 2019, winner of HR Excellence Award 2019 and has offices in Munich, Bremen (Germany), Kyiv (Ukraine), Singapore (Asia)
34:35
October 15, 2020
#18 – Mayank Parekh, IHRP
Mayank Parekh is the CEO of the Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP) since 2017. IHRP’s mission is to professionalise and strengthen HR practice in Singapore. Through a range of national human capital programmes such as the IHRP Certification, Human Capital Diagnostics Tool (HCDT) and IHRP Knowledge Partner Programme (KPP), IHRP sets the HR standards of excellence, develops HR as a strategic enabler of business and workforce transformation and fosters a vibrant HR services eco-system to drive innovation and change. Mayank has over 30 years of experience in regional, global HR and general management roles in both the public and private sectors. He has led initiatives for MNCs, spanning three continents, 30 countries, and teams of around 9,000. He has also led acquisitions, transformational change and partnered with key executives to develop and deploy business strategies during periods of rapid growth or cyclical downturns, across mature and developing markets. Mayank is passionate about the untapped value that good human capital practices can bring to organisations. Get $30 off your IHRP assessments by using the promo code ADRIANTAN30.
55:34
October 13, 2020
#17 – Sudhanshu Tewari, Rewardz
Sudhanshu Tewari is the Co-founder and CEO of Rewardz, a mobile-first leader in digital engagement solutions for employees, sales teams, customers, and B2B partners. He hails from a banking background with over a decade of experience with reputable investment banks, including JP Morgan, RBS, and Credit Suisse. Headquartered in Singapore, Rewardz is among the largest players and experts in digital engagement and incentives across Asia. Having served over 150 clients and 250,000 users in 19 countries, it offers cloud-based mobile and web platforms and plug-in solutions for any company’s engagement needs. Backed by Japan’s Benefit One, Rewardz remains focused on its vision of building globally relevant one-stop engagement and wellness platforms, CERRA and Flabuless, earning it coveted awards in this space. Rewardz solutions include a rich digital reward marketplace that is available across a wide range of categories to appeal to all lifestyles. Learn more about Sudhanshu at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sudhanshurewardz/
34:52
October 08, 2020
#16 – Yasmine Khater, Sales Story Method
Yasmine Khater helps leaders use stories to stand out, attract more customers. All while inspiring their team and growing their business (and careers). For the past decade, Yasmine has been helping senior leaders in over 75 Fortune 500 and governments. And taught thousands of entrepreneurs and social leaders how to use stories to sell. Armed with a degree in psychology and communications. She is an aspiring “armchair” neuroscientist. Who loves to study how to improve sales by applying science to the brain. Yasmine comes from a mixed heritage and has lived in seven countries. And travelled to a quarter of the world.  Sharing powerful stories has helped her sell, crowdfund and speak to thousands. Yasmine has worked with brands like DBS, Salesforce Essilor, Linkedin, Credit Suisse, ClubMed, Danone,  GoJek and more. Yasmine is the lead researcher at the Sales Story Method. If you are looking to unleash your courage and share your story, get on our program waitlist Unforgettable Storyteller. If you are struggling with selling online and looking to get your next (or first) three clients online, check out Remote Sales Kit. Instagram: yasminekhater Linkedin: Yasmine Khater Facebook: facebook.com/salesstorymethod
26:41
October 06, 2020
#15 – Nigel Hembrow, Astronaut
Nigel Hembrow is the CEO and Co-Founder of Astronaut.  Astronaut is a web & mobile video interview platform that supports asynchronous communications, making recruitment fast and fun for Employers of all sizes. They also work with RPOs, Universities & Assessment Centers to virtualize & automate their interviews, pre-employment assessment, course admissions, field research, online learning & more key processes. Some of their users include Sampoerna, KornFerry, NUS, IMDA, Go-Jek, Pegadaian, Google, Kompas Gramedia, DANAdidik & many more. Previously in large-scale real estate & infrastructure project management, he was lured to Singapore and early-stage B2B software ventures in 2010. With strong experience in recruitment agency, remote team building, that led to the creation of Astronaut (astrnt.co) that is based in Jakarta. Sign up for a free 30-day account. Simply go to astrnt.co/register to create your account.  Learn more about Astronaut at: website career page
23:26
October 01, 2020
#14 – Gordon Ng, Talenox
Gordon Ng is the co-founder of Talenox, a cloud-based hr software that focuses on simplifying payroll and leave management so companies can easily meet their payroll compliance requirements. They do this by delivering great user experience through design and superb customer support. Headquartered in Singapore, Talenox has been nominated Best Payroll Software by HRM Asia and is partners with Asia’s leading banks such as DBS and OCBC. Talenox has also localised for Malaysia and Hong Kong. Prior to Talenox, he has been in the business of collectables trading, education and technology for the past 10+ years. He is always passionate about great product design, education and building up the culture of entrepreneurship in Singapore. Sign up for Talenox Start Digital through: DBS - https://www.dbs.com.sg/sme/startdigital.page OCBC - https://www.ocbc.com/business-banking/accounts-and-services/start-digital/index.html You can also visit their social media pages for more information: Talenox Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/talenox Talenox LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/talenox-pte-ltd/ Talenox Twitter - https://twitter.com/talenox
26:47
September 29, 2020
#13 – Jay Huang, Pulsifi
Jay Huang is the co-founder and CEO at Pulsifi. He is passionate about helping people unleash their potential. Pulsifi was founded to help organisations truly understand their people and make better people decisions, using data, predictive analytics, and AI. Pulsifi provides a People Data Platform to help organisations improve quality and efficiency in talent acquisition and talent management. Their approach is a combination of organisational psychology, data science and machine learning. This is done by analysing multi-dimensional data such as CVs, psychometric assessments, video interviews and employee records, to holistically understand each person across hard skills and soft traits, and predict outcomes like performance, work behaviours, job fit and culture fit with accuracy higher than 90%. Their clients include Nestlé, Reckitt Benckiser, Baxter, Heineken, Singtel, UOB, etc, across Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines and Thailand. Prior to Pulsifi, he was Head of Strategy at CtrlShift, an AI pioneer in people data for digital marketing and online advertising. He was also with The Boston Consulting Group and worked closely with organisations in addressing their biggest people challenges. Before that, Jay was also a venture capitalist and public servant. Learn more about Pulsifi at https://pulsifi.me/
39:27
September 21, 2020
#12 – Marcus Aw Yong, Sansan
Marcus Aw Yong is responsible for leading the Sansan Global Marketing team in driving demand generation and awareness in Asia Pacific and beyond. For over 10 years, Marcus has been helping companies compete at the forefront of the digital transformation landscape, and is a firm proponent of uplifting companies in deploying the right marketing strategies and techniques to achieve their business objectives. Sansan is a publicly-traded company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Since 2007, it has been both enhancing and disrupting the contact management industry amid Japan’s traditional business culture. Sansan has become a trailblazer in business networking SaaS solutions. It created and dominates the business card contact market in Japan. And from the Singapore Global office, Sansan works to bring unique solutions adjusted to other parts of Asia and the world. With Virtual Cards, online contracts, and more features on the way, Sansan encourages digital transformation and new ways of working. And the world is starting to notice Sansan, and our 6,000+ corporate clients worldwide. Download Sansan's ebook on the Top 10 Tips to Drive More Sales Remotely here. To learn more about Sansan: Sansan Global LinkedIn Sansan Global Facebook New Sansan Virtual Cards Feature: https://resources.sansan.com/virtual-cards https://www.sansan.com/product-updates/virtual-cards-business-cards-online/
24:28
September 14, 2020
#11 - Loke Qian Li, Straits Interactive
Loke Qian Li is an international Fellow of Information Privacy and writes for the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Data Protection Excellence Network and Bloomberg Law. Prior to joining Straits Interactive, he was Data Protection Officer and Director of an HR-tech firm. He is a co-developer and co-trainer of the module Data Protection Principles – China & Taiwan for SMU Academy and is a PDPC-appointed speaker on selected topics. Straits Interactive is a leading Data Protection Service Provider that is listed on the PDPC’s website and active in the region. They have helped hundreds of organisations and thousands of individuals on their professional journey in Personal Data Protection. Learn at DPEX Network for more resources on your Data Protection Journey - www.dpexnetwork.org. HR professionals pay as little as $1,000 for a Hands-On DPO Training Course (after funding)  Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for Data Protection Officers (DPO)
40:50
September 08, 2020
#10 - Stewart Chen, Co-Founder at Hireplace
Stewart Chen is the co-founder of Hireplace, a tech platform that brings speed dating to recruitment. We connect employers and candidates in a time-limited video interview format with multiple rooms, across geographies, managed through a brilliant queuing system. A tech entrepreneur with multi exits with more than 10 years of experience with building and scaling startups, Stewart is highly passionate about building products that matter. He has, over the years launched different digital solutions in the area of Banking, Trading, Procurement, Recruitment and eCommerce, winning the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 from 2008 to 2010. Learn more about Hireplace at https://www.hireplace.com/ Mention my show to him and get 3 free trials of Speed Interview Events!
36:39
September 01, 2020
#9 - Cheung Hoyin, CEO at Remo
Cheung Ho Yin is the founder and CEO of Remo, a video-first virtual workspace for remote and distributed teams that fosters real-time collaboration and strengthens company culture. Remo’s mission is to make remote working an awesome experience that allows people to develop deep and meaningful relationships where it is difficult to meet face to face. Hoyin is a serial entrepreneur, product manager, digital marketer with an 8-figure Amazon business, a mobile agency, and also a $1M ARR B2B SaaS company. His core passions lie in helping businesses to grow in a scalable way with software tools his team develops. Hoyin has over 7+ years of experience building remote teams and has worked with Fortune 100 companies like Nike, Best Buy, TJ Maxx, SunGard, and Cardinal Health. With experience in scaling 3 high growth companies from zero to multi-million dollars in revenue, Hoyin loves building businesses and processes for scale. He has developed expertise in creating and developing a B2B sales team, product management, and growth marketing  (PPC, SEO, content marketing, funnel optimization). Learn more about Remo at https://remo.co/
28:30
August 17, 2020
#8 - Vinay Johar, CEO at RChilli
Vinay Johar is CEO and Founder at RChilli Inc. He is a serial entrepreneur, and RChilli is his third venture. As an accomplished entrepreneur, sales leader, and market strategist, he spends most of his time with enterprises, mentors, and thought leaders to understand bottlenecks in the recruitment process and solves them with niche products. Vinay is passionate about bringing innovative solutions to the HR Tech industry. He wanted to create products or services with minimum liabilities and minimum resources and sell them globally to fortune companies. While researching for his core product, he found that the companies are selling a resume parser as a luxurious product. This was the turning point that motivated Vinay to enter the HR Tech space with resume extraction as a commodity and make it affordable. With the right niche and technology, RChilli is now the most trusted partner for Parsing, Matching, and Data Enrichment for global recruiting platforms. At present, it is serving 1600+ customers in more than 33 countries across the globe.  Where a traditional recruitment process takes 45 days to close a job, RChilli is working on a mission to help recruiters to close it in less than 3-4 hours. Learn more about RChilli and it's amazing parsing technology at https://www.rchilli.com/ Please enjoy! Listen to the episode on Apple, Overcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or on your favourite podcast platform.
29:01
August 11, 2020
#7 - Philipp Muedder, Head of WorkPlace, Partnerships & Financial Planning at StashAway
Philipp Muedder is the Head of WorkPlace, Partnerships & Financial Planning at StashAway, the digital wealth manager that intelligently navigates macroeconomic data, not the market ups and downs. Their clients get similar returns to benchmarks with just a fraction of the risk. Their proprietary investment strategy, ERAA (Economic Regime-based Asset Allocation) uses macroeconomic data to maintain each investors'​ personal risk preferences through any economic environment. ERAA's intelligent asset allocation approach minimises risk and maximises returns by reading thousands of data points to determine current and upcoming economic environments, navigating economic uncertainty, and seeking asset class valuation gaps. It's not magic; it's intelligent investing. StashAway personalises financial planning and portfolio management for the vast range of needs of retail and accredited investors alike. StashAway is available in Singapore and Malaysia Learn more about StashAway workplace platform at workplace.stashaway.sg Exclusive Investing Offer for my listeners - Sign up with this personal invitation, and you get 50% fees deduction for the first SGD 50,000 invested for 6 months.
40:25
August 03, 2020
#6 - Mindfulness Coach Teacher Erin Lee
Erin Lee is Founder and Mindfulness Coach of Mindful Moments Singapore. She is a mindfulness practitioner and advocate of mindfulness as a way of life. It is her personal vision to help more and more people learn mindfulness skills and incorporate mindfulness practice into their daily lives to improve their well-being. Erin is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher as recognized by the Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Center for Mindfulness. Erin has completed the UCSD School of Medicine's Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training Intensive as well as Advanced Teacher Training Intensive for MBSR and MBCT Teachers in California. Erin is trained to teach the .b mindfulness program to teenagers and young adults as recognized by the Mindfulness in Schools Project. Erin holds a Master of Science in Studies in Mindfulness with the University of Aberdeen, UK. She is a Professional Certified Stress Management Consultant as recognized by the Institute of Motivational Living. ​Erin conducts mindfulness training for corporate clients and organizations in both English and Chinese and is also an experienced polytechnic lecturer.
42:22
July 29, 2020
CNA938 Money Mind - How Businesses Could Deal With The Coronavirus
I spoke with Stanley Leong and Chew Wui Lynn to discuss the impact of the Coronavirus has on businesses, the solutions companies could look at and policies they could adopt during these trying times.
14:38
February 12, 2020
Interview with CNA938 Money Mind
This is a recording done at CNA938 Money Mind segment. Hosted by Stanley Leong and Chew Wui Lynn, we talked about the prevalence of job movements around the Lunar New Year period. And how should employees and companies act or react in these situations.
17:21
January 15, 2020
#5: Award-winning HR Business Partner – Sam Neo
Based in Singapore, Sam is the founder of People Mentality Inc, a HR startup founded in 2017 to instill a people-centric mindset in leaders and organizations. Priort to this, he was serving at Changi Airport Group’s People Team as a Business Partner and Scholarship Engagement Officer. With over 4 years of accelerated HR experience in market leading companies such as Keppel Corporation and Changi Airport Group, his burning passion for HR has seen him take on a diverse range of roles in his young career including Talent Management, Business Partnership, Talent Acquisition, Corporate Social Responsibility and Staff Engagement among others. His strong belief in the potential of the profession is what drives him towards delivering excellence and great value to all his stakeholders.  Besides securing MOM's National Human Resource Scholarship in 2011, Sam's contributions in the HR community was also recognized by HRD and in turn, awarded as one of the winners for HRD Rising Star 2016. This episode is brought to you by Meet & Engage - a real-time chat service designed by recruiters for recruiters.  I like this as it does things other chat services cannot do. No downloads, no disclosing private data, it works on all devices and reflects the employers brand.  The best feature though, is moderated group chat - where recruiters have one conversation with many people at the same time, while protecting the employer brand and individuals' privacy.  Just image the time you can save over phone calls and emails. Find out more at meetandengage.com. Mention my name and get an extra 3 months on your subscription - for free.
19:29
May 11, 2019
#4: Director, Ka-Bloom Group – Alexandra Lamb
Alexandra has more than 14 years of extensive experience in coaching & human capital consulting across Asia Pacific.  Before she started her own practice, the Ka-Bloom Group, she spent more than 10 years with Korn Ferry Hay Group. Her work includes collaborating with high-growth companies in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and ANZ, helping them to deliver programs across the full talent lifecycle.  This episode is brought to you by EngageRocket. In an ideal world, your employees are happy, love working for you and do great work all the time.  But in the real world, your star performers leave without warning and managers struggle to get the best out of their teams. Meet EngageRocket. They’re an employee survey and analytics platform.  With EngageRocket, you can track morale and get relevant management tips the moment you need it.  Imagine having the answer to a happier, more motivated workforce at the click of a button.  Survey, engage, and retain talent in real-time with EngageRocket.  Email them today at hello@engagerocket.co for a free, personalised demo… and discover what EngageRocket can do for your organisation. Just put "Adrian's Podcast" in the subject header to receive a secret 10%-off discount code just for your company. Email hello@engagerocket.co today! 
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May 11, 2019
#3: Chief Experience Officer – Cilia Rasasegram
With 17 years of experience in human resources, Cilia Rasasegram specializes in startups, SMEs and companies in turnaround or transformation, covering Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.  She was previously the General Manager of People and Culture of iCar Asia, the owner of ASEAN’s largest network of automotive websites.  Before that, Cilia was the Head of People and Culture for Tune Protect where she grew the company from 11 employees to 500 in just over 4 years with the company. This episode is brought to you by Impress.ai Are you tired of looking through 100s of resumes?  Are you overwhelmed with interviewing 100s of job candidates?  Those days are over with impress.ai.  What is impress.ai? It is an AI powered assistant for Recruiters.  It will interview all your candidates over a WhatsApp-like chat and help you prioritize candidates.  It's like having someone help you with the operational stuff so you can focus on the things that really matter.  Never again have an upset candidate waiting for an update as your assistant will keep in touch with your candidate on your behalf and alert you when you need to pay more attention.  Log on to impress.ai and request a demo now! 
28:29
May 04, 2019
#1: Head of Talent Acquisition – Michael Wright
Michael Wright (@mobidextrous) is the Head of Talent Acquisition at GRAB, Southeast Asia’s largest mobile tech company with valuation of more than US$3billion. Before GRAB, he was heading the Talent Acquisition function at GroupM Singapore where he helped the company to win multiple awards in recruitment. A highly sought-after speaker, he is captivating on stage and can so often amaze you with the simplest recruiting tactics that bring about enormous impact. This episode is brought to you by Hoorah. Did you know that 77% of HR executives believe that performance reviews are not an accurate representation of employee performance?  When the performance appraisal process is viewed to be biased and ineffective, employees become demoralised, disengaged and eventually leave. It’s time to do things smarter, better and faster! Hoorah is a mobile first professional feedback and performance management solution.  Instead of collecting feedback about your employees once or twice a year, Hoorah provides a continuous and anonymous feedback channel both on mobile and web.  Hoorah does not stop at helping you collect internal feedback, feedback from external parties is also captured seamlessly. The feedback collected are analysed and used to drive data driven performance appraisals.  Don’t wait until the next review cycle to find out how you can improve! Email feedback@hoorah.io today with “Adrian Rocks” as the subject and get a one month free trial today! Email feedback@hoorah.io NOW!
09:60
April 27, 2019