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expand HR Leadership: A Personal Guide to Mastering Networking in the Workplace

Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad held a Leadership Talk at the UEM Learning Centre on 9th April 2015 with Sarah Michel, CSP, who talked on the importance of NetWORTHing® with her presentation on “Perfecting Connecting: A Personal Guide to Mastering Networking in the Workplace”. The event organised in collaboration with SMR HR Group as part of an on-going series of Leadership Talks.

“Meeting people is as important as connecting with others especially in the workplace,” said PSMB Chief Executive CM Vignaesvaran a/l Jeyandran was also present to deliver the welcoming speech. “Hence, it allows them to fulfil their duties faster, better and easier.”
He added that the talk will help participants to discover new ideas to grow their businesses by accessing and influencing potentials through network.

“It is also important to identify and resolve miscommunication in order to build a strong interaction with all types and styles of people that we work with,” he said.

Sarah is a networking expert who helps people increase their netWORTH™.  She works with individuals, associations and organisations to strengthen their connections and communicate their value to anyone, anywhere, anytime.  Her powerful Perfecting Connecting© strategies and NetWORTHing process promotes personal and professional success.

Sarah works with companies and organisations to improve their internal network.  By integrating her methods, people learn to develop successful relationships with customers, co-workers and colleagues. These improved connections result in a stronger internal and external network essential for career and organisational success.She is an active volunteer in her community who has written articles and inspirational stories about connecting which has been published in numerous books, newspapers and national journals.
“NetWORTHing is how we get things done,” said Sarah, a networking expert who transforms organisation, teams and individuals with critical needs to improve communications.

The HR Leadership Talk is a platform to encourage future leaders to face business challenges by learning from the knowledge and experience of famous leadership gurus, business strategies and successful entrepreneurs. Participants also gain the opportunity to discuss solutions and manage the human resource issues that are faced by today’s employers such as understanding good behaviour, empowerment, inspiration and motivation to take action in achieving greater results.

PSMB has been actively involved in being the forefront of Human Resources Development programmes and schemes that aims to provide opportunities for employees to enhance their skills through up-skilling and reskilling to increase efficiency to support career advancement.

expand Sectorial Training Committee Appreciation Dinner

Sectorial Training Committee Appreciation Dinner

Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB) recently hosted an Appreciation Dinner for members of the Sectorial Training Committees at the Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on 31st March 2015.

The appreciation dinner was an initiative to acknowledge the establishment of the Sectorial Training Committees (STCs) and the support of the representatives from the 19 committees comprises of the 63 sub-sectors that are covered under the Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Act, 2001.

The event was officiated by the Honourable Minister of Human Resources, YB Dato’ Sri Richard Riot Anak Jaem accompanied by YB Dato’ Sri Haji Ismail bin Haji Abd Mutallib, Deputy Minister of Human Resources, YBhg Dato’ Haji Romli Haji Hassan, Deputy Secretary General (Operations), and YBrs Dr. Mohd Ghazali bin Abas, Director of Human Capital Development Section, Economic Planning Unit (EPU), PSMB’s Board of Directors Chairman YBhg Prof. Dato’ Dr Abdul Razak bin Abdul and members of PSMB’s Board of Directors.

“Through the establishment of STCs last year, we set a high expectation for the committees to create opportunities to bring industrial experts together and assist PSMB to identify training requirement needed by their industries,” said CM Vignaesvaran, Chief Executive of PSMB.

“We have been building an infrastructure for research and training while creating high value programmes for companies and the Malaysian workforce. Through our available training schemes and programmes, PSMB registered employers can train their employees on various skills areas to meet current and future needs of their businesses,” he added.

The establishment of STCs will enable industrial experts and other authority bodies to come together as a committee in assisting the industry to identify their training needs. These STCs will further strengthen research on training needs, encourage institutions from the industries and associations to work together on real world challenges and facilitate the eventual adoption of new best practices.

This will further enable the STC to become a reliable platform for information regarding current and future skills and competencies requirements of the industries covered by PSMB. PSMB will be able to provide a feedback that will enable the Government to focus funds for training purposes more efficiently.

At the highlight of the dinner, each member of the STC received a certificate of appointment that was personally handed by the Minister of Human Resources, YB Dato’ Sri Richard Riot Anak Jaem. The certificate of appointment is a sign of appreciation by PSMB for the members of STC in recognition to their contribution in identifying the industry’s training needs.

expand HR Leadership Talk : Becoming an Effective Mentoring Leader

HR Leadership Talk : Becoming an Effective Mentoring Leader

Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB) organised a HR Leadership talk at the Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam (KGPA), Bukit Kiara on 13th March 2015.

The HR Leadership Talk was organised by PSMB in collaboration with ITD World Sdn Bhd as a platform to nurture professionalism culture, develop positive aspirations and foster a driven motivational need to take action in achieving greater results.

Open to the public, the talk attracted 83 participants from 51 companies to take the opportunity in sharing their experiences and opinions to become an effective mentor. The participants include consultants, training providers, senior managers and business owners.

Dr. William J. Rothwell is the featured speaker during the HR Leadership Talk with his presentation on “Becoming an Effective Mentoring Leader”. Dr. William J. Rothwell, President of Rothwell & Associates, LLC who has also authored several best-selling and award winning books.

He is a renowned consultant and professor from the Pennsylvania State University and heads the number one-ranked graduate programme in Human Resource development in USA. He also has over 80 internationally published titles with his best-selling book, “Effective Succession Planning : Ensuring Leadership Continuity and Building Talent, 2nd Edition” is regarded by some as an excellent reference on succession management practices. He has also consulted on Succession Planning and Management with a wide array of organisation in business, government and non-profit settings in the US and internationally.

Dr. Rothwell explains that a mentor is simply a teacher that may exist informally as well as formally. As a mentor, they teach while helping individuals to fit in by putting themselves in the place of a learner. They would also provide advice based on experience and introduce people who can help them to get things done.

According to him, mentors are of great influence in helping to structure important information and draw attention to what is important to learn.

He emphasised the advantages of mentoring programme in talent management, succession planning and other Human Resources efforts. This also means that mentoring can be used to build competency and gain support and visibility within the organisation.

The talk is the first HR Leadership Talk in 2015 with two more to come. PSMB is organising a series of leadership talks with upcoming HR Leadership Talk sessions to be held in April 2015. The next talk session will feature Dr. Kim Schofield from the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) who will be presenting “Business Driven HR Management” at Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC), Bayan Lepas.

The HR Leadership Talk also provides participants with the opportunity to discuss solutions and manage the human resource issues that are faced by today’s employers such as understanding good behaviour, empowerment, inspiration and motivation to take action in achieving greater results.

PSMB has been actively involved in being the forefront of Human Resources Development programmes and schemes that aims to provide opportunities for employees to enhance their skills through up-skilling and reskilling to increase efficiency to support career advancement. 

For more information and registration, please contact PSMB’s representative Ms Iryani (03-2096 4605/iryani@hrdf.com.my), Mr Khairizal (03-2096 4604/ mohdkhairizal@hrdf.com.my) and Mr Mohd Nazirol (03-2096 4626/ mnaqmal@hrdf.com.my) or visit PSMB’s website at www.hrdf.com.my.

expand Official Visit by Ministry of Human Resources Secretary General to PSMB

Official Visit by Ministry of Human Resources Secretary General to PSMB

On 27th January 2015, Ministry of Human Resources Secretary General Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Saripuddin Kasim took the time for a visit to Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB) at its main headquarters.

Also accompanying him during the visit was Development, Financial and Human Resources Division Secretary Dato’ Mohamed Elias bin Abu Bakar, Information Management Division Secretary Tuan Haji Ishak bin Lebai Omar, Financial and Development Deputy Secretary Rahimi bin Ismail, Labour Department of Peninsular Malaysia Director General Mohd Jeffrey bin Joakim and Department of Labour of Peninsular Malaysia Deputy Director General Asri bin Ab. Rahman.

PSMB Chief Executive CM Vignaesvaran Jeyandran together with Chief Operating Officer Wan Yon Shahima bt Wan Othman and Chief Corporate Services Lim Kah Cheng were the first to greet the Secretary General upon his arrival.
During the visit, Dato’ Saripuddin said that the reason for the visit was to look at the progress achieved by PSMB. He also wanted to see PSMB’s call centre at the main headquarter in operation. 

He was given a presentation by PSMB’s Chief Executive on the milestone growth of PSMB as well as the agency’s plan for the future. These briefing included the agency’s aim in improving its services by enhancing its delivery system and transparency. He raised the possibility in allowing the call centre to be operational every Sunday to cater for companies working in the East Coast of the Peninsular. 

Vignaesvaran was pleased to report that PSMB services currently extended to over 15,000 employers which cover 2 million workers throughout 63 sectors under the PSMB Act, 2001. Since PSMB was first established, the agency has a total of 11,246, 208 training places with a total approved financial assistance of RM5.32 billion.

On supporting the industry via the establishment of the Sectorial Training Committee (STC) in identifying training needs, he explained that training programmes under the STC will become industry driven. He explains that this industry driven process will allow the industry players to advise PSMB on their training requirement that would enhance the employer’s level of productivity and competitiveness.

Other reports included a brief on the National Human Resources Centre, women empowerment for housewives via the HEARTS Programme and various Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities such as aid for the recent flood victims. He also added that PSMB cares for its staff by creating employee centric initiatives such as Fruit Day, Health Day, gymnasium membership and transportation assistance back and forth to KL Sentral.

After the briefing presentation, the delegates proceeded for the main part of the visit for a first-hand look at PSMB’s Call Centre and Data Centre. The delegates also had the opportunity to meet PSMB’s employees face to face as they conducted their duties.

Dato' Saripuddin also obligingly took the time to officiate PSMB’s recently renovated Recreational Room located at level 1 for employees at PSMB’s headquarters at the end of the visit.


 

expand PSMB CSR Project : Flood Aftermath Response

The recent flood crisis had left many homes devastated while rendering several public buildings unusable throughout the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

Knowing that swift action is imperative, volunteers from Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB) CSR Project team, in conjunction with the Ministry of Human Resources, took part in helping Malaysians citizens affected by the aftermath of the flood crisis.

The team consisted of 15 volunteers from Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad and 7 Ministry of Human Resources personnel took part in the clean-up operation at the Kampung Chenor, Pahang on the 7th January 2015.

During the one day clean-up operation, the team focused their effort on at two public facilities in  Kampung Chenor, namely Klinik Kesihatan Chenor and the Masjid Lama Kampung Chenor. 

“It was a depressing sight to see the height of the flood damages,” said to team member Siti Nurshabiha bt Fadillah from Corporate Communications Unit as she walked around mud-soaked walls that towered above her.

Another team member, Marketing and Communications Division Executive Khairul Effendi bin Dahalan said that it would take a lot of work and effort to clear all the damages. “It really saddened me to see all the damages,” he said.

The full-day operation began with cleaning mud from within and around the premises. Team members utilised water jet pressure cleaners, portable power generators (gensets) and various cleaning tools to clear the muddy debris that had damaged the area.

By the end of the day, the volunteers were able to clear the drains, clean the rooms and helped dispose mud debris from the affected public facilities. The team were also able to assist a nearby resident by helping to clean their house and utensils. 

PSMB’s CSR Project had recently participated in clean-up and distribution of food and clothes at several areas affected by the recent flood. These areas included Maran, Termeloh, and Kelantan. The Project is involved in several ad-hoc social responsible activities that provide assistance to the public together with the Ministry of Human Resources.
Also present during the clean-up was Yang Berhormat Dato’ Sri Haji Ismail bin Abdul Muttalib, Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Mr. CM Vignaesvaran A/L Jeyandran Chief Executive of PSMB.

 

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