WHO SAYS: Quotes of the week from HR influencers and leaders

Immerse yourself in the wisdom shared by respected HR and business luminaries from across Southeast Asia as they offer their insightful views on the most urgent matters of the day.


“In an environment of constant change, workforce innovations, and new cycles of talent development, improving the maturity of your talent programmes is critical.” – Himanshu Palsule, CEO of Cornerstone

In a recent comment, Palsule believed that employers’ ability to adapt to the new workplace changes and thrive in the future lies in an organisation’s willingness to modernise their talent strategies and invest in their people.



“The pandemic provided us with an opportunity to reset some of our thinking with regards to our ways of working, and to create a better ecosystem for our people with greater flexibility.” – Adrita Datta, Director Talent, Culture & Inclusion, BAT Malaysia

BAT Malaysia takes care of their people and Datta explains that supporting their employees throughout various stages of their life cycle and inclusive policies makes them stay with the company.



“The hallmark of a great team is when everyone is heard, seen, and valued.” – Catherine Lian, Managing Director and Technology Leader, IBM Malaysia

In an interview with Business Today in March, Lian advocates for open communication and connection. As an executive, she strives to give everyone on her team a voice.



WHO SAYS? — a curation of insights from HR leaders and business professionals across Southeast Asia — appears on Chief of Staff Asia every Wednesday at 12:30 pm.

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