BREAKFAST PANEL SESSION AT SMU

  • Date — 15th March, 2017
  • Location — University Lounge, Level 6, SMU Administration Building, 81 Victoria Street, Singapore 188065

Thank you to the team at Singapore Management University (SMU) for hosting SEAAGE on Wednesday 15th March 2017. The breakfast panel session allowed employers to pick the brains of career services and students on how to improve activity and promotion on campus to students.  

Special thanks go to Prasanthi Guda, Cher Young, Henry Yeo Kok Chye and Toshin Canute Sequira.                        

The session covered many key areas. Some highlights and take-aways include:

Engagement    

  • Continuing to engage with career services, sharing your hiring numbers and engagement aims. Building on this partnership directly will help to shape your annual plans.
  •  Keep students engaged throughout the year, do not turn up on campus just once: you need a continual presence.
  •  If you have not done much engagement and branding before, do not expect a large turnout for your campus talk.

Value-added Content

  • Make sure your presentation does not just include content that students can find out for themselves via your website. Think about how you can add value and make it more exciting.

Think about the students

  • Be realistic, if you are hiring just a handful of interns of grads you don’t need hundreds of students to attend.
  • Students are looking to get a feel for the culture of an organization. Does your presentation or activity come across as too corporate, or “us versus them”? How can you break down those barriers so they get a better understanding of the company, the people that work there and the general vibe? Leveraging alumni members may be a good approach.

Social Media Engagement

  • Engagement via online platforms such as Instagram and social is very acceptable from a student’s point of view, but the content must reflect the platform. Instagram is fun and informal, therefore the content from the employer should reflect this.
  • And do not forget, students talk! If an internship was not productive, if a talk was boring or an event was a letdown others will find out, shaping their perception of you as an employer.

Thank you to everyone who attended, and to SMU for being excellent hosts.

SEAAGE Annual Conference

  • Date — 27th April, 2017
  • Location — Google Singapore 70 Pasir Panjang Road, #03-71, Mapletree Business City
  • Time — 8:30am - 5:00pm

SEAAGE is proud to announce our second Asia annual conference, "Attract, Nurture and Grow Top Talent", hosted in Singapore on Thursday 27th April with a networking session prior to the conference on Wednesday 26th April, 2017. 

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN.

Attract, Nurture and Grow Top Talent Conference

Networking Evening: Wednesday 26th April 2017

  • When: 6.00pm to 9.00pm – Welcome Reception and Networking
  • Location: Dallas (3rd Floor Private Function Room), 31 Boat Quay

Conference: Thursday 27th April 2017

  • When: 8.30am to 5.00pm – Conference
  • Location: Google Singapore 70 Pasir Panjang Road, #03-71, Mapletree Business City

Conference Rates & Membership

Become an official SEAAGE member to enjoy an early bird rate for this conference, as detailed below. What’s more, you and your organisation can enjoy our future events throughout the year for free. Don’t miss out and join today!

  • Members can enjoy SGD$400 early bird rate or last minute purchase price of SGD$600.
  • Non-members can enjoy SGD$700 early bird rate or last minute purchase price of SGD$900.

Click to register:
https://attract-nurture-and-grow-talent-with-seaage.eventbrite.sg

SEAAGE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY:
Cutting-Edge Experiential Learning in Singapore Universities

  • Date — 8th December, 2016
  • Location — Black Box Theatre, Yale-NUS College, 16 College Avenue West, Singapore 138527
  • Time — 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Thank you to everyone that attended our last event of the year. 

It was great to hear from the panel of university representatives as well as the students from SMU, Yale-NUS and NTU. Hosted at the very impressive Yale-NUS campus, the session shed a light on what universities are focusing on right now in terms of experiential learning. 

It was very interesting to hear how organisations can now partner with universities to develop students and their relationships with them through these different programmes. SMU-X, now in its 2nd year, is a new way to bridge theory and practice. All SMU-X courses are inter-disciplinary, project-based, and feature real-life issues faced by partner organisations, such as LVMH, Resort World and the U.N. High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). Topics include Design Thinking, The Science of Happiness and Innovations for Asia's Smart Cities. 

Week 7: Learning Across Boundaries at Yale-NUS involves all first-year students participating in what has become a flagship offering where students, faculty and staff are taken out of the traditional classroom setting and placed in and around the region. Projects are experienced-based, inter-disciplinary and collaborative. Recent topics include Apartheid in South Africa, Food Sustainability in Singapore and Genomics in the Jungle. 



The NTU Renaissance Engineers Advance in Leadership (R.E.A.L.) Programme was designed exclusively for the NTU Renaissance Engineering Programme. This is one of the top programmes in Singapore where students go through a rigorous and structured course that is facilitated purely by industry leaders from companies such as McKinsey, Bain, Shell and Singtel. The focus is on developing your unique leadership style through communication and influence using real-life group simulations and role-plays. 

Hearing the experiences and take-aways from the students themselves made this session extremely valuable. Understanding that employers need to review their approach when working with universities during live/experiential projects to ensure both sides get the most out of it really stood out. For example, students feel that companies often present a business problem (the brief) in the same way they would to their actual business. Students admit that this is slightly too advanced, and that they need a bit more guidance to really benefit from the experience, with the focus being on the learning and approach, and not necessarily the proposed solution and output.

BREAKFAST CLUB SEMINAR
'Traditional Campus Marketing is Dead'

  • Date — 8th November, 2016
  • Location — Google Campus Singapore Roundhouse meeting room 70 Pasir Panjang Road, Mapletree Business City Singapore 117371
  • Time — 8:30am-10:30am

A big thank you goes out to Tim Mundy, founder of Digital Affair for sharing his valuable insight and experience at last Wednesday’s SEAAGE event. Having worked on graduate recruitment campaigns throughout the region, he shared innovative new ways to target and engage with students beyond the campus. 

For instance, by focusing on online, recruiters not only have access to talent pools which can exceed the size of well-known universities like MIT, but also further enrich their ability to reach out to candidates with advanced targeting options.  

Tim highlighted the potential in leveraging your consumer brand touchpoints to engage with consumers (often potential employees) from an early age. Or for employers which take on students as part of their workforce, such as supermarkets, reaching out to this already engaged community about your graduate programme creates a strong link between what they are already doing, and what you can offer. 

It was interesting to hear about automation in the recruitment process, especially the use of robots ensuring recruiters time is actually spent on recruitment not filtering or tasks that can be automated. 

Describing millennial job-seekers as ‘discerning customers’, Tim emphasised that with more and more doorways for candidates to walk through than ever before, it has never been more important to provide correct, relevant and up-to-date information for them to find and review. 

Thank you to everyone who attended, and to Google for being excellent hosts.


BREAKFAST CLUB SEMINAR
‘DO YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGY IN PLACE?’

  • Date — 25th October, 2016
  • Location — Bloomberg, Capital Square, Level 12, 23 Church Street, Singapore 049481
  • Time — 8:30am-10:00am

At the latest SEAAGE breakfast event, Sanjoe Tom Jose, founder of Talview, shared various recruitment technologies and assessment tools that can be built into the recruitment process to provide a more holistic view whilst gathering valuable data.

Tools and technology such as video interviews, behavioural insight reports, virtual campus hiring and much more were shared. The case studies that were presented really brought these tools to life, showcasing how a large funnel of graduate applications can be filtered and reviewed by just one recruiter and two evaluators resulting in 160 graduate hires in the US, a real testament as to how these tools can be used especially for those with low resources or limited availability for physical campus activity and assessments.

It was also interesting to hear how one organisation uses video interviews as a pre-filter before they go on campus, streamlining their time spent on campus and raising their interview-to-offer ratio to 3:1.

With so many different online assessment tools available, it was really beneficial to discuss the different types, discovering some that monitor students’ behaviours whilst being tested such as browsing other websites, copy and paste and audio!

Thank you to everyone that came along and made this such an interactive session.

BREAKFAST CLUB SEMINAR
‘Keys to Attracting & Retaining Top Talent’

  • Date — 14th September, 2016
  • Location — LinkedIn, Marina Bay Financial Centre (30thFloor), Tower 2, 10 Marina Boulevard
  • Time — 8:00am - 9:45am

A big thank you goes out to the team at LinkedIn, in particular Nick Carrol and Rebecca Craig, for taking the time to share with us some of the latest LinkedIn data insights and the trends.  

With 50% of the professional workforce expected to comprise of Millennials in Southeast Asia by 2020, the SEAAGE breakfast session focussed in detail on the demographics and behaviours of this population as LinkedIn experts Nick Carroll, ASEAN Insights Lead and Rebecca Craig, Head of Employer Brand Solutions shared two important components of an effective Student & Graduates programme within an organisation – Trends & Insights and Effective Targeting.

The session provided "real world" company case studies that talked about how to put a strategy into action when targeting Millennials in the region. It was fascinating to see the data insights that are now available via LinkedIn to further understand this audience as well as demand and engagement.

Aviva - From unknown to a sought-after campus brand

  • Date — 30th August, 2016
  • Location — Microsoft, #22-01 Marina Boulevard, One Marina Boulevard, Singapore, 018989
  • Time — 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Anu Purbey, Aviva's HRD in Singapore, shared how she brought the Aviva team from the unknown to a sought-after brand among students at campus. 

The ‘Sofa Social’ proved to be a fantastic open forum with attendees sharing their own experiences and challenges while bouncing ideas off the employers and Gen Y attendees in the room. Many topics were covered, such as the appeal and ability to place MBA students, how to run a local grad campaign alongside the corporate global grad campaign, how to reach talent earlier by positioning your brand and industry to those in their first and second year of study, and how industries should work more closely together to build on reputation and awareness. A big thank you goes to Anu for sharing the Aviva journey with us… it was a fantastic discussion. 

How to attract and retain top talent from Malaysian Universities

  • Event — Malaysia - Insights from Campus
  • Date — 27th June, 2016
  • Location — Google, Asia Square, Tower 1, 8 Marina View. Singapore 018960
  • Time — 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Traditionally one of the toughest graduate markets to crack here in SEA, Kit Foong, Managing Director, Universum will join us to share his insights direct from campus. 

Whether you are recruiting business or engineering students or want to understand how to attract from private or public universities, this session will share the research from Universum's recent findings on the Top Graduate Employers in Malaysia and the key insights from the students who selected them. 

Program Highlights

  • 5:00pm Registration & Networking
  • 5:30pm Presentation, Q and A
  • 6:30pm Networking 

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2016 ASIA GRADUATE RECRUITMENT & DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

  • Date — 7th April, 2016
  • Location — Microsoft Auditorium, One Marina Boulevard

SEAAGE and AAGE successfully hosted the first Asia Graduate Recruitment & Development Conference in Singapore on Thursday, 7 April, 2016.

The packed scheduled allowed the 40 attendees to hear from a varied of speakers.  AMS talked about the future of assessment: the science of assessing vs candidate experience. ICE Professionals discussed what the landscape in early talent will look like in 2020 and hosted a very engaging discussion around ‘are organisations ready for the new talent wave?’. Google shared how they recruit talent and what they look for.

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BLOOMBERG, BRINGING CULTURE TO THE COMMUNITY

  • Date — 1st March, 2016
  • Location — Bloomberg, Capital Square, Level 12, 23 Church Street, Singapore 049481

Recently featured in the hrm magazine, Tehani Perera, APAC Head of Entry-level Recruitment and Vandna Ramchandani, APAC Head of Recruitment, shared with us their journey that created the Bloomberg Career Express. From initial idea through to taking the bus on a month long mobile recruitment outreach drive, across ten campuses, to ultimately hiring the right candidates they needed for the business.

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