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Syed Ali Abbas CHRO Pacnet
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Jerome de Grandmaison VP of HR APAC Alstom Group
Cliff Taylor VP of HR APAC Mead Johnson Nutrition
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COVER STORY 14 Q&A
Caroline Sirieix, regional manager of HR at Air France KLM, takes us on a journey through the company’s culture-changing merger.
Features 18 Your healthiest investment
Sabrina Zolkifi finds out why promoting health and wellness within your organisation is much more than just an attraction and retention tool.
26 Building bridges
Is HR outsourcing really for everyone? Amos Seah asks why it has become a more viable option today as companies struggle for success in a tight economic and employment landscape.
Opinion 34 Learning & Development
As an expert in career management and talent development, Ronald Tay shares the three attributes that will ensure career success whether you are a HR professional or a new entrant.
36 Unconventional Wisdom
Don’t make the easy decision, says Tang Seok Hian – talent management director at Starcom MediaVest Group Southeast Asia – make the right one.
38 People Issues
The world is at your finger tips, says Adam Cooke, regional digital recruiter at GroupM Asia Pacific. How many clicks away are you from your dream employee?
40 Upwardly Mobile
Human Resources’ deputy editor Sabrina Zolkifi explains why you should focus on your top entrepreneurial-minded talent for business development in 2014.
48 Last Word
Rebecca Lewis reflects on the lessons – both bizarre and expected – she has learnt in 2013.
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