27 Dec 2017 09:45:59 AM

TalentCorp 2017 Wrap-up

2017 was a landmark year for TalentCorp with the roll-out of new internationally-reaching initiatives as well as the continued growth of existing programmes. Here are some of our highlights and milestones from the last 12 months.
The Future of Work, Workplace, Workforce Conference
With one eye on the burgeoning Fourth Industrial Revolution, TalentCorp leaped forward with the Future of Work, Workplace, Workforce Conference in November at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The one-day conference addressed the growing need for Malaysia to prepare for the future of work with a distinguished line-up of speakers including Prof. Dr. Andrew McAfee, co-founder of MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and Sir Ken Robinson, noted education and creativity expert and New York Times bestselling author.

Read more about the Future of Work, Workplace, Workforce Conference 2017 here.
Vision Report
The Future of Work, Workplace, Workforce Conference also saw the release of TalentCorp’s Visioning Malaysia’s Future of Work: A Framework for Action, a report that underlines five key recommendations to future-proof Malaysia’s workforce. The recommendations include calling for the engineering of a robust talent ecosystem; enhancing the skills and capacities of the workforce; reforming talent and human capital policies; employing data to better coordinate human capital policies; and developing a National Future of Work Action Plan.

Get a copy of the Visioning Malaysia’s Future of Work: A Framework for Action report here.
Nurturing Expert Talent (NEXT)
Launched at the Future of Work, Workplace, Workforce Conference, Nurturing Expert Talent (NEXT) is a national talent analytics platform to acquire and analyse data about the quality and ability of the Malaysian workforce to meet the demands of the evolving marketplace. As part of a holistic talent strategy, NEXT forms vital links between education, employers, and employability, as well as offers insights to help talent identify their strengths, passion, and career choices that are most suited to their skill sets.

Learn more about NEXT here.
Life At Work Awards 2017
Since its inception five years ago, TalentCorp’s Life At Work Awards has been the platform to recognise employers and individuals who advocate best practices in striking the right balance between work and personal life, as well as advocating diversity and inclusion. This year we celebrate these winners of the Life at Work Awards 2017:

Best Lean Organisation: IHS Markit (Malaysia)
Best International Organisation: PwC Malaysia
Best Malaysian Organisation: CIMB Group
CEO Champion: Albern Murty, Digi ,

Read more about Life At Work Awards 2017 here.
Talent Compact 4.0
TalentCorp unveiled Talent Compact 4.0, an industry advisory panel that will address the need for a sophisticated talent strategy to address the Future of Work in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The panel, chaired by Dato Sri’ Idris Jala, a member of TalentCorp’s Board of Trustees, brings together 10 experts representing Malaysia’s key and emerging industries, and will serve as an independent advisory panel to assist in the development of the National Future of Work Action Plan.

Find out more about Talent Compact 4.0 here.
Career Comeback Networking and Job Fair 2017
More than 300 job-seeking women, including mothers who had previously left the workforce to raise families, attended TalentCorp’s Career Comeback Networking & Job Fair 2017. The one-day event was lined with activities catering to those eager to return to work, including CV writing workshops, one-on-one CV consultations, and a panel session on issues faced by women when returning to work after a lengthy career hiatus.

Read more about the Career Comeback Networking and Job Fair 2017 here.
MyAPEC YouthConnect
Launched in 2016, TalentCorp’s MyAPEC YouthConnect programme made great strides in 2017 by exceeding its participation target of 80, with a total of 226 participants. For more on MyAPEC YouthConnect, click here.
MoU with KADIN Indonesia to expand TalentCorp’s MyASEAN Internship
We hit a milestone with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) to promote and implement the programme in both Malaysia and Indonesia. This new collaboration in talent mobility will grant Malaysian undergraduates unprecedented access to companies in Indonesia and vice versa.

For more on the MoU, click here.
MyASEAN Internship Market Day
Making its return for the third consecutive year, the MyASEAN Internship Market Day drew over 160 students seeking to secure an international internship experience. Market Day attracted a host of MyASEAN Employers including AirAsia, Axiata, BDO International, CIMB Malaysia, Deloitte Malaysia, Maybank, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), PwC Malaysia and many others.
Learn more about TalentCorp’s MyASEAN Internship here.
MyASEAN Youth Award
The inaugural MyASEAN Youth Award (MAYA) went to MyASEAN internship alumna Nur Farhana Nadirah Hassan, who bagged a RM10,000 grant to fund her Tohor Revolution project, which aims to improve health, hygiene and the socioeconomic status of aborigines in the village of Kampung Tohor. MAYA, established by TalentCorp in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the formation of ASEAN was created to promote youth volunteerism and called on MyASEAN internship alumni to submit social impact project proposals.

Learn more about MAYA here.
Semester Break Programme 2017
This year, Malaysian undergraduates on their summer break got to rub shoulders with industry leaders such as UEM Group Managing Director and CEO Dato’ Izzaddin Idris, Maybank Group President & CEO Datuk Abdul Farid Alias, former iflix Malaysia CEO Azran Osman-Rani, and Managing Director of Google Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines and New Emerging Markets Sajith Sivanandan. The students also participated in field trips to AirAsia’s headquarters, Astro and Reckitt Benckiser, as well as industry insight workshops with employers including ExxonMobil, GE, MICPA and PwC Malaysia.

Find out more about TalentCorp’s Semester Break Programme at this link.
2017 proved to be an important year for TalentCorp in reaching out to Malaysian professionals and students abroad. In March, we participated in the UKEC-GRADUAN fair in London, and hosted two panel sessions with Malaysian employers, JPA students and professionals. We also organised intensive back-to-back dialogue sessions with the Director-General of Health Malaysia, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, who spoke to Malaysian healthcare students and professionals in the UK and Australia. In Singapore, Jakarta and Korea, we connected with employers in multiple industries, and strengthened our partnerships with key players.
This year, TalentCorp introduced KNOWMADS, a network of global Malaysians abroad with the skills, expertise, experience and most importantly, the passion to be part of the continuing development of Malaysia. Under KNOWMADS, Malaysians abroad could contribute through knowledge sharing and technology transfer, network contacts, investment funding, advisory and consultancy, market access and business linkage, as well as research think tanks.

For more on KNOWMADS, go here.

We look forward to a greater, brighter 2018! Happy New Year from us at TalentCorp!