04/12/2017 - Recognising Employers Who Support Upskilling

Recognising Employers Who Support Upskilling

The Star (Online) : 04/12/2017

THE Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) has introduced the new Data Analytics Award to recognise its employees who adopt date and analytics approach.

It was introduced during the 17th Human Resources Development (HRD) Awards Dinner 2017 that was officiated by Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Dr Richard Riot Jaem.

The new award was presented alongside existing categories — the Human Resources Minister Awards, the PSMB (Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Bhd) Awards, the Innovation & Creativity Award, the Pearl Award, and the Certificate of Excellence.

“The new award marks HRDF’s commitment in driving Malaysia’s digital economy and embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is rapidly under way,” said HRDF chief executive Datuk CM Vignaesvaran Jeyandran.

HRDF focuses on creating a workforce that is performance- orientated, which included preparing HRDF-registered employers and employees for the robot revolution.

Additionally, the awards are held to acknowledge employers who encourage employee development, contributing towards the growth of the nation.

This is in line with HRDF’s Human Capital Strategic Initiatives launched earlier this year to boost upskilling and re-skilling Malaysian talent.

“The annual HRD awards lauds the contribution of HRDF’s stakeholders towards equipping Malaysian employees with the right skills to support the national agenda of having a 35% skilled local workforce by Year 2020. We are currently at 28%,” said Riot.

Award recipients include exemplary HRDF-registered employers and training providers, who continuously drive a world-class training culture within their organisations and circles of influence through strategic and focused endeavours.

Nominated employers are evaluated by a panel of industry experts: National Innovation Agency Malaysia (Inovasi), Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM), Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) Sdn Bhd, Malaysia Employers Federation (MEF), Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC), Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM), Sirim Bhd, SME Corporation Malaysia (SMECorp) and Asean Data Analytics Exchange (ADAX).

Evaluation is based on the employers’ previous year’s performance in human resource development and was conducted in four stages.

The HRD Awards not only recognises winners but also encourages others to perform better in their areas of human capital development.

Winners will be invited to HRDF’s forums and training fairs to give talks and share their experiences.

They also have the right to use the awards logo in their promotional materials for three years, and have access to various publicity platforms.

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