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Rediscovering the human touch for HR Professionals

By AJ Avañez on April 27, 2018

Coming from last month's theme “#GirlBoss: Power Women Leading in 21st Century Manila”, Kalibrr Communities set their sights on understanding the people behind Human Resources. This April’s Kalibrr Communities focused on the challenges that different HR professionals go through, hence the title “Human Rediscovered: Putting the Human Back in Human Resources.”

“Kalibrr Communities is not just another meet up. This is an avenue for dialogue among different professionals from different industries.” says Julius Paras, Kalibrr Vice President for Customer Engagement as he kicked off the event. He then challenged the audience to understand the different challenges that HR professionals face on a day to day basis.

The stage was graced by experts from different companies such as Alex Gentry, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Sprout Solutions, Mary Solina, Customer Success Manager of EngageSPARK, Jojo Gumino, Head of Learning Partnerships of STORM Learning, and Jaclyn Cayetano, Founder and Chief Brain of Zentellect Corp.

Alex Gentry painted a picture of the Human Resources Industry in the Philippines. Alex pointed out that innovation and technology is one of the main drivers in creating an effective HR team. HR departments should be considered as strategic partners, developing programs and processes to support the changing needs of the business.

Mary Solina gave a very interesting perspective on technology integration in HR. She pointed out there is resistance in adopting technology because of fear. However, she stressed that technology can never replace the personal human touch that HR professionals bring. Technology is meant to complement and improve HR processes.  

The last speaker, Jojo Gumino focused on employee engagement and empowerment. She highlighted how giving employees the power of choice can positively impact the way they work and how they will grow in the company.

Missed this event? Don’t worry, Kalibrr Communities happens every month, so be on the lookout and be updated on our Facebook page. See you in May!

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