ThriveInAsia Update #007

ThriveInAsia Update #007

Hi Fellow HR Practitioners, 

We hope that the first half of the year has been going well for all of you. Thank you all for all your contributions to ThriveInAsia and it has been a great journey thus far. As we head into the second half of the year, I would like to share some exciting updates with all of you.

Upcoming Gathering In Collaboration With HRM Asia 

We are happy to announce that HRM Asia has agreed to open up the registration for their “HR Think Tank: The State of HR in Singapore” invite-only event to our ThriveInAsia community. During this event, HR professionals would gather and discuss the trends and people challenges affecting organisations and HR practices in Singapore. Details of the event are as follows:

  • Date: 9th September 2016
  • Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
  • Venue: TBC
  • Cost: FREE

The event will consist of 4 main discussion sessions covering the following topics:

  • Review of Traditional HR Practices
  • Factors Impacting Traditional HR Practices
  • Gaps and Challenges in HR Currently
  • Implications and Outcomes of the Challenges and Disruptions impacting HR

It would be a great chance for our community to gather over some great discussions. Interested community members will be able to sign up by clicking this link. As part of our collaboration with HRM Asia, we would also be keen to feature community members well-versed in the above-mentioned topics as panel speakers. Should you be interested, please drop me an email at


In the spirit of staying ahead of the game and remaining progressive in our thoughts and ideas, we have been looking at testing out different platforms that have the potential to bring great value to our community. Some of you may have taken part in our try-outs with Happy5 and Smartup and we would definitely be happy to hear any comments that you may have about your experience. Do let us know if you would like to share any exciting ideas with us as well!

Kindle Library

We are happy to announce that our community leaders have kindly shared their kindle library of HR-related books which would be available for loan. If you would like to view the list of available books, please visit this link.

HR for SMEs

We have also recently curated online HR web resources specifically for Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Through this page, you will be able to get practical and simple SME-related content quickly. You can check it out through this link.

Partnership with GHR in China

ThriveInAsia is very excited to partner with GHR in China to provide selected articles written by our very own TIA community members to further support the development of the HR profession in China locally. TIA Co-Founder and China Community Leader, Ben Whitter, said that “GHR has a combined social media followership of 730,000 and over 200,000 official subscribers to its daily HR content. This partnership is a fantastic opportunity to continue to move our progressive HR movement forward locally in the second biggest economy in the World and is a significant coup and opportunity for TIA and all of its members.” 

GHR is one of the most influential human resource media organisations in China and one of its best HR learning platforms committed to pushing the development of the Chinese HR function. It primarily operates through WeChat, Weibo, website and other social media. It also provides learning journals, public workshops, cloud classes, corporate internal training and management consulting. The first article to be shared through this partnership has already received 15,000 views by HR leaders in China!!

With author permission, selected content of relevance and interest to the China market from our TIA authors and content contributors will be translated and distributed in China. For further details please, contact Ben Whitter.

Congratulations Ben!

Ben Whitter, Co-Founder of TIA, has become one of the first HR professionals in Asia to achieve 100,000 views of an article, (Bye, Bye, Human Resources?), on LinkedIn, which also featured on TIA and resulted in exceptionally strong global engagement with a total readership of 250,000 across HR publications worldwide and critical acclaim from some of the World’s top HR professionals. Ben is now in the top 5 (out of 9,000 colleagues) for digital engagement for the University of Nottingham.

ThriveInAsia’s Growing Presence

To date, we currently have approximately 350 subscribers to our mailing list, 186 HR practitioners who have signed up to be content contributors and over 21,000 page views! We have come a long way ever since our inception and ThriveInAsia’s success could not have been accomplished without your contributions. We would like to urge all of you to continue the good work by contributing your thoughtful articles.



Chuon Yan


4 Leadership Lessons from Pokemon GO

4 Leadership Lessons from Pokemon GO

In Search Of A Global HRD Methodology Originating From Asia

In Search Of A Global HRD Methodology Originating From Asia