17 April 2012
Malek Ali, Managing Director, BFM Media Sdn Bhd
Overview of key findings
Sridharan Nair, Partner, PwC Malaysia
Attendance at this event was exclusively by invitation only.
The CEO dialogue, themed “Making talent strategic” discussed the key findings from PwC’s 15th Annual Global CEO Survey, with a special focus on the issue of talent management. 49 corporate leaders, comprising CEOs and HR directors, attended the event. Gen Y representatives from several youth leadership bodies were among the audience.
The panellists and the audience engaged in a robust exchange of insights, anecdotes and personal observations, addressing critical talent issues such as Gen Y engagement and challenging the notion of the glass ceiling.
Malek Ali took a refreshing approach to moderating. He asked several CEOs and HR directors from the audience, to share their viewpoints, comments and best practices in relation to the discussion points. He also challenged the panellists to ponder on several burning questions on talent posed by Lucy Kellaway from the Financial Times, and two prominent Malaysian corporate leaders, played live via three audio clips.
Coming from different professional backgrounds, the three panellists had divergent views on how their companies are navigating the talent war and how talent trends are panning out in Malaysia.
Rajeev Peshawaria felt that the Gen Y today 'have to earn their stripes', something his superiors advised him to do, during his formative years in the workforce. Sarah Casanova summed up well saying 'talent management is a cross functional effort. Everyone should own it.'
Attendees were encouraged to tweet their questions for the panel using the hashtag #PwCMTS. PwC Malaysia's social media team provided followers of @PwC_Malaysia on twitter with live highlights from the panel discussion.
Dato’ Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim:
This is an annual undertaking by PwC to survey the CEO community and understand their top-of-mind business agendas. The 15th installment of the survey, “Delivering results: Growth and value in a volatile world” explores CEO confidence in their company’s growth prospects, and their continued focus on investing in emerging economies, innovating and developing talent. The survey was conducted in 60 countries globally, with a total of 1,258 CEOs surveyed.
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