HR Tech Forum 2019
For the third year in a row, Government, private sector and civil society human resource (HR) managers have come together for a unique international networking and knowledge-sharing event in Vientiane designed by two Lao Australian alumni, and proudly supported by the Australian Government.
Attended by 175 people, the HR Forum 2019 focused on the synergies between HR and technology, and brought together HR experts from Laos, Australia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
The HR Forum is the brainchild of two Australia Awards Alumni, Sittiphone Thapesuphanh of Karuna and Thiphaphone Phetmany of Enterprise & Development Consultants Co. Ltd (EDC), and received support from the Australian Government which has a long history of support to human resource development in Laos. The Ministry of Education and Sports and the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) also co-hosted the forum.
The HR Tech Forum 2019 was targeted to guide micro, small and medium sized companies or organisations in moving from traditional human resource management and development tools to affordable technologies. The forum provided insights about employing HR technology in both the national and international context, and targeted managers working in both the business and development sectors.
The forum also provided three breakout sessions in its afternoon’s program to provide participants the opportunity for more in depth discussion with visiting experts. Participants struggled to choose between three simultaneous sessions on organisational development and human resource management using accessible, free of charge and affordable applications and websites. Afterwards, participants said the forum gave them in-depth knowledge about human resources and technology available to enhance human resource management within the workplace.
The event organising committee comprised of Karuna, Enterprise & Development Consultants Co., Ltd (EDC), Austcham Lao PDR, the Australian Embassy, and the Laos Australia Institute. The committee would like to extend their great appreciation to the gold sponsors, Vientiane College, and CS Intellect for their support.