Kuala Lumpur, 29 November — Human Resources Development Corporation (HRD
Corp) launched the National Human Capital Conference & Exhibition (NHCCE) 2022
at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC), Kuala Lumpur
today. The conference was officiated by Datuk Seri Jamil Salleh, Chairman of HRD
The event, formerly known as the HRDF Conference & Exhibition, is back after a twoyear hiatus and has been given a new name in line with HRD Corp’s role and
Over 2,300 delegates will attend sessions conducted by 30 renowned local and
international speakers across six discussion tracks. These include Aireen Omar,
President of Capital A (Ventures), formerly known as the AirAsia Group; Charles
Brewer, Group Chief Executive Officer of Pos Malaysia; Rachele Focardi, Founder of
XYZ@Work, Singapore and Neeti Mahajan, the Global Group Chief Administrative
Officer at HSBC, among others.
The event will also feature over 200 exhibitors from various industries and up to 5,000
Themed HR 5.0: The Next Evolution in Human Resource Development, NHCCE 2022
aims to empower HR leaders and practitioners to take a fresh approach to their
respective roles; requiring them to embrace new technology and processes,
requiring them to embrace new technology and processes, build critical skills and
competencies, and ensure employee health and well- being.
As the primary custodian of Malaysia’s talent development efforts, HRD Corp is
committed to pioneering the HR5.0 agenda to strengthen Malaysia’s human capital
and accelerate Malaysia’s growth and productivity.
During the launch, HRD Corp also held an MOU exchange with LinkedIn, the world’s
largest professional network.
The collaboration aims to accelerate Malaysia’s move towards a skills-based
economy by helping their employees upskill and reskill with online training. Linkedin
Learning courses will be made available on HRD Corp’s e-LATiH platform at a lower
rate for HRD Corp registered employers.
LinkedIn will also support HRD Corp to promote greater levy utilisation amongst its
registered employers by providing data and insights in a series of co-organised skills
workshops on the future of jobs, job placement trends and current skills requirements
Additionally, LinkedIn will also offer periodic insights on hiring and job trends in
Malaysia, including skills gaps analysis, to HRD Corp. This will support the statutory
authority in mapping out its talent development programmes.
“HRD Corp is committed to supporting Malaysia’s economic growth and recovery
by reducing unemployment and strengthening our talent pool. This is evident by the
declining unemployment rate, which now stands at 3.7%. We will continue to take
the lead by expanding online upskilling and reskilling opportunities through our
partnership with LinkedIn, a global professional networking and learning platform. I
believe with such efforts we will succeed in meeting the expectations of the next
generation workforce while future-proofing our economy against unprecedented
crisis.” Datuk Seri Jamil Salleh, Chairman of HRD Corp.
“We are proud to bring back our annual flagship conference and exhibition to the
region’s industry players. This time with a stronger focus on strengthening Malaysia’s
human capital by embracing HR5.0, which is grounded in insights, technology and
lifelong learning opportunities. We are also pleased to work with leading industry
players like LinkedIn to expand online learning opportunities for Malaysian talents for
the long term.” Datuk Shahul Dawood, Chief Executive, HRD Corp.
“Amid an era of massive change, there has never been a more critical time for
companies to provide and enhance learning and development opportunities to
their workforce so as to future-proof their businesses. Globally, we are moving
towards a skills-based economy, and we will see a diverse range of in-demand skills
emerge for the future of work. In Malaysia, LinkedIn’s research shows that top skills for
a particular job have changed by an average of 27% since 2015, with the pace of
change accelerating during the pandemic. At this pace, skills could change by
close to 50% (43% to 47%) by 2025. Between 2021 and 2025, we would likely see 3
new skills in the top skills for a job.
“We are committed to stand alongside HRD Corp and support the country and its
businesses to address any skills gaps and workforce challenges, so that they can
develop, attract and retain the best talent. Our commitment is to eventually
empower every Malaysian business and talent with the right tools and capabilities
and be a valued partner in Malaysia’s continued resilience and economic growth.”
Rohit Kalsy, LinkedIn’s Head of Emerging Markets, Southeast Asia and Country