‘Employee eXperience’: Key to organizations maintaining and unleashing productivity during and post COVID-19 era, by Kincentric
In a pandemic era, when the world is constantly changing and transforming, people are at the heart of every business success and failure. Research has shown that high performing cultures are a direct result of highly engaged employees gaining meaningful eXperiences. This is more relevant now than ever as brought to light because of COVID-19. Organizations need to create ‘moments that matter’ for the employees by understanding: how has the pandemic impacted employees and organizations? What will be the new normal and the way forward?
About the speakers:
Elias Dib, Market Leader, Middle East
With 23 years of experience, Elias partners with major clients in the region to solve their most complex human capital problems. His clients’ list includes large airlines industry, healthcare institutions, Oil & Gas organizations and reputed banks where he led large scale projects related to Culture and employee engagement, leadership assessment, leadership development, talent management, HR Process Reengineering, High Performance Workforce, etc.
Elias led various leadership assessment projects across the region for organizations in the utilities, healthcare, banking, insurance, telecom and public sectors. He assisted various leaders by providing feedback and helping them design individual development plans to drive their organization performance. He led the delivery of a leadership development program for a premium bank over four years focusing on “Managing Self”, “Managing Others” and “Managing Change”.
Prior to joining management consulting, Elias managed the HR function in various organizations including Baker Hughes and Coca-Cola Bottling, with responsibilities spanning across various geographies in the Middle East and the sub-continent. By virtue of his rich experience across consulting and corporate HR, he has keen insights into the demands made upon the HR function, both from a strategic and operational perspective.
Stephen Hickey, Head of Culture & Employee Engagement, Asia Pacific and the Middle East
Stephen is a Partner at Kincentric and leads the Culture & Employee Engagement business across Asia, Pacific and the Middle East. He is also a member of Kincentric’s Global Culture & Employee Engagement Leadership Team. Stephen has been with the organisation for 12 years.
Stephen is responsible for ensuring that clients across the region are adopting a contemporary strategy for culture, employee engagement and the employee experience that is aligned to their business and talent strategies. He has helped numerous APAC organisations achieve year on year improvement in their levels of employee engagement, achieve positive cultural change and show meaningful impacts on business results. Stephen’s experience also extends to change management, design and implementation of leadership development and talent management programs, and HR functional effectiveness.
Prior to joining Kincentric Stephen was a Manager at Accenture in their Organisational Change and Human Performance Practice. In this role Stephen led and managed numerous large organisational change programs for Australian organisations in the private and public sectors.
Stephen speaks regularly at client and public conferences and has published numerous research and thought leadership pieces, many of which have received coverage in the mainstream media.
Stephen’s extensive list of clients covers most industries and includes DBS, News Corp, OCBC, Singtel, Optus, Lend Lease, South Australian Department for Education, Ramsay Health, Energy Queensland, Ergon Energy, Australia Post, SA Water, Caltex, Coca-Cola Amatil, Coffey International, George Weston Foods, Graincorp, Mirvac, Nestle, Origin Energy, Perpetual, QBE, Telstra, Rio Tinto, Dairy Farm, NSW Department of Training & Education and Super Retail Group.
Audrey Widjaja, Market Leader, China
Audrey Widjaja is a Partner at Kincentric and she is the Market Leader for Kincentric in China. She assists clients in leadership development and effectiveness, culture and engagement as well as organization effectiveness.
Audrey is based in Shanghai and consults with multinational and local organizations in diverse industries, primarily in pharmaceutical, consumer goods, retail, and financial services sectors. A sample list of clients she has assisted include: Corning, Mercedes Benz, McDonald’s, Chanel, Roche, Bank of China, China Everbright Bank, Astra Zeneca, Nutricia, Rockwell Automation, Cargill and Syngenta
Audrey previously led Aon’s Performance & Talent Consulting Practice in Greater China. She has more than 23 years of experience in consulting and consumer goods companies in different markets.