HR Awards & Summit 2013


Aventis participated in both the HR Awards and HR Summit 2013. On two different occasions, we have two different sentiments.


HR Awards 2013


The event was held at The Ritz-Carlton, six-star hotel which is strategically located in the heart of Marina Centre, Singapore. There were a total of 800 over guest that evening! Everyone who attended the gala night was in their best suit, including the folks from Aventis and of course, myself.


The ballroom was huge and grand! We were all eagerly waiting for the event to commence!


You probably do not know what makes the folks of Aventis excited about.


Yes, because we are the proud award sponsor of “Best Graduate Development” for the night!


In Aventis, all of us are interested in the development of our students even after they have completed their post-graduate qualification. We believed in life-long learning and keeping our knowledge abreast of others. It was with greatest pride that we presented the award.


The night ended with sumptuous four-course dinner, great wine and entertainment. I believed everyone who attended the event was having the same thoughts as me.


HR Summit 2013


It was a full house at the HR Summit 2013 over the two days, with some 4,129 visitors attending the event at Marina Bay Sands.


We were one of the exhibitors at the event promoting our extensive suit of HR programs which are essential for the development of the professionals out there. This year, we again met up with industries practitioners and they were all very committed in the area of both organizational and human capital development. Some of our alumni and existing students even came over to support our booth!


A highlight of this year’s conference was the CEO Think Tank & Panel Discussion on ‘Overcoming Singapore’s Talent & Staffing Challenges,’ where leading CEOs discussed how they are adapting their workforce strategies to fit a rapidly changing talent landscape.


Research has shown that the human aspect of resources within an organisation contributes approximately eighty percent of the organisation’s value. This implies that if people are not managed properly, the organisation faces a serious chance of falling apart. Therefore, strategic methods are highly recommended in engaging employees in any workplace.


The question here is, what are the strategic methods am I referring to?


We look at the six key areas of Organizational Psychology:


  • Training and development
  • Employee Selection
  • Ergonomics
  • Performance Management
  • Work Life
  • Organizational Development


It was nevertheless a very good experience for me in connecting with the experts in the HR Summit. Aventis hope to be back next year!


For more information about the Industrial Organizational Psychology Program, please contact Aventis at (65) 6720 3333 or