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MDBC: HR Forum – A Safe Restart

June 9, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Dear MDBC Members,

Many companies face the question of how to navigate their business operations and adapt to the new normal.  Join this MDBC Human Resources Forum 2020 session on A Safe Restart, featuring MDBC members Randstad, Skrine and Dutch Lady Milk Industries, as we explore the steps on how to restart your operations, and support your employees as they return to the workplace with new requirements.

Returning to work is not just about getting your employees to report to the office and complying with safe distancing measures, a safe restart is about being able to drive and regain the momentum in a climate where change and uncertainty are constant.  In the keynote address, Jaya Dass (Managing Director, Randstad Malaysia and Singapore), will discuss how good leadership and a reliable trust network can enable workforce flexibility and manage staff expectations.

Based on recent experience with COVID – 19 and the MCO, businesses are, in a big way, reconsidering several matters that impact employment on a day to day basis – work from home as a default, safety and health at the forefront, and all the challenges and risks that comes with it.  The presentation by Selvamalar Alagaratnam (Partner, Skrine), will assist businesses navigate through this new maze.

For the past months, it was difficult for companies to find their footing on how to start operations.  Dutch Lady Milk Industries not only received guidance from their parent company, Royal FrieslandCampina, but also from the local government on steps to operate during these period of times.  Sharon Foo (Human Resources Director, Dutch Lady Milk Industries) will share her insights about the practicality side of things and the principles that they have applied during pre – MCO, during MCO and post – MCO for their teams in the manufacturing line, the main office, as well as on the road.

Date:  Tuesday, 9 June
Time:  15:30 – 16:30 hrs

This is a complimentary webinar for MDBC members.
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Webinar Platform:  Zoom

During the session, Randstad will launch / make available practical guides to a safe restart – best practices for organisations and protocol checklists.

Jaya Dass
(Managing Director, Randstad Singapore and Malaysia)

Jaya Dass joined Randstad in 2008 as a recruitment consultant and she now helms the Singapore and Malaysia offices that collectively house more than 130 recruitment consultants across multiple specializations.  Equipped with strong business acumen drawn from her prior experience in business operations and development as well as audit, Jaya is known for her ability to craft future – ready business strategies and empathetic leadership skills.  Jaya holds a Masters in Commerce and a Bachelors in Finance from the University of New South Wales, Australia.  She is a member of the Singapore Human Resources Institute, the Marketing Institute of Singapore, and is accredited with WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment.


Selvamalar AlagaratnamSkrine Logo
(Partner, Skrine)

Selvamalar is a co – head of the firm’s Employment practice.  She provides integrated support to a wide range of clients in various industries on all employment / human resource related matters including compliance with all laws applicable to employment relationships; managing the exit of employees, whether by way of collective reduction in force exercises, or individual terminations for misconduct or poor performance; trade unions, both recognition and collective bargaining; dispute resolution at all levels and business immigration.  She also provides strategic advice in internal fraud management, advising clients in high profile and highly sensitive matters involving fraud perpetrated by employees, and the options available to the organisations to obtain redress against the wrongdoers.  Her practice extends to focused compliance on bribery and corruption as well as acting for medical practitioners in negligence and malpractice suits. Her qualifications are: Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya (1994); Certificate of Legal Practice (1993); and LLB (Hons), University of London (1992).


Dutch Lady Milk Industries LogoSharon Foo
(Human Resources Director, Dutch Lady Milk Industries)

Sharon Foo has more than 26 years working experience, of which 22 years were spent being a Human Resources Professional.   Since March 2019, she has been the Human Resources Director for Dutch Lady Milk Industries, a subsidiary of FrieslandCampina, a global company headquartered in the Netherlands.  Her role covers the main public listed organization and it’s factory; she is accountable for running HR Services for the organization including the Global Shared Services for Royal FrieslandCampina.  Focused on the overall growth of people and culture, Sharon is passionate about the right experiences that advances personal and career growth, leaving the right talent legacy for a sustainable future.  Sharon has an MBA from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) specializing in International Business Management.


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We look forward to your attendance!

With best regards,
MDBC Secretariat


June 9, 2020
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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