From left to right: Foo Kwong Meng, Katherine Choo, Catherine Ng, Tan Yee Deng, Jolyn Lau, Lim Lian Yan, Ong Poh Poh, Emilio Choo, Clara Peh and Zheng Kaiwen

NUS recognised for excellence in Learning and Development strategy

It was a proud moment for NUS at the HR Excellence Awards 2019 when it was presented with the Silver award for the Learning & Development Category on 11 October 2019. The University emerged second place in this category amid intense competition from 30 other companies such as Marriott International, SAP and OCBC Bank.

One of Asia’s most renowned and respected Human Resources (HR) awards, the HR Excellence Awards, which is organised by Human Resources Magazine, recognises employers who greatly consider talent strategies and individuals who are rising stars and strive hard to achieve HR and organisational goals.

“The accolade is both an affirmation of the exceptional quality of our achievement and our in-house HR talent among our peers and industry. This external recognition is a true validation of the University’s effort in developing our people, reaffirming the effort to transform our staff to prepare for the rising challenges in the higher education landscape, as well as opportunities arising from digital disruption and evolution of Industry 4.0,” said Ms Tan Yee Deng, NUS Vice President (Human Resources).

The judging panel noted that NUS’ Learning and Development strategy supports changes in mindset and culture in the units which undergo large system implementation, process streamlining and workforce specialisation. This includes reimagining future state through Design Thinking, and improvement to current work processes through Business Process Reengineering.

The NUS community has revealed its readiness and enthusiasm for the increased pace of upskilling to handle the changing environment. As such, to meet the rising interest and demand, NUS Human Resources will be delivering the next phase of Learning & Development programmes which are focused on building a Digitally Ready community. 

“Learning is not confined to the classroom. To support on-the-go learning, we will avail digital and social learning opportunities for our faculty and staff through partnerships with LinkedIn Learning, edX and Gartner Inc. Embracing a digital learning culture, we will also adopt bite-sized learning and the use of artificial intelligence to target learning based on individual needs and preferences,” added Ms Tan. “The Learning & Development programmes in 2020 will be curated with an increased emphasis on in-demand skillsets, focusing on digital literacy.”


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