Recognizing the various challenges that require vital changes in the way businesses operate, ASPRI – the Association of Process Industry – of Singapore organized a seminar for its member companies recently, focusing on key aspects of Human Capital Development. One of the main sessions was led by global Human Capital Management solutions provider Microimage HCM, where CEO Harsha Purasinghe shared the key steps for companies to meet these new challenges head-on and achieve true digital transformation in HR.

ASPRI Executive Director Wayne Yap said, “Technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate. Individuals are relatively quick to adapt to ongoing innovations, but organizations move at a slower pace. Many still retain structures and practices that are outdated. A number of converging issues are now driving the urgent need to ’rewrite the rules’.”

During the session, Harsha Purasinghe highlighted that “Identifying key pain points in managing people in today’s context and addressing them using a milestone-based digital talent experiences approach is a good start,” he said. “It’s important to leverage the power of data analytics for swift decision-making and allowing business leaders to directly gain access anytime anywhere on any device will make a significant impact to today’s workforce management.” “With digital HR solutions such as HCM Cloud, companies can move into the era of digital HR in a seamless manner. We are delighted to be sharing this transformation roadmap with some of Singapore’s leading process industry companies, and in particular helping SMEs on their journey,” he said.

Mr. Yap added, “At ASPRI, we are fully committed to helping our members professionalize their HR functions and optimize human capital to achieve sustained business growth. This seminar will help business managers and owners understand what is involved and how to implement the necessary changes.”

Attended by almost 50 participants representing 30 companies, the seminar was organized in conjunction with partners from Government, Professional bodies and Digital Service providers. The programme covered hiring, human capital management, talent retention and an overview of the government grants available for SMEs to take that first step.