Talent Management FHRD’s annual HR Conference theme
Talent management has become Malta’s main HR challenge. The country’s economic growth and influx of foreign companies have led to an increase in the demand for workers and the creation of new job profiles, making the management of talent a priority for local businesses. Sixty per cent of Maltese companies have identified motivating and retaining their staff as their top priority for the coming 12 months. At the same time, only 39 per cent have a talent strategy. This data refers to this year’s HR Pulse Survey report, an annual survey carried out jointly between PWC Malta and FHRD.
The 2018 FHRD HR Conference theme addresses the salient points of how talent can be managed and nurtured in organisations, how it can be leveraged to create a positive workplace, and how to keep talent engaged. Managing talent has become a source of competitive advantage for local entities, and if managed well, can improve business performance in the long run. The successful management of talent is a core element of any business strategy and must be fully integrated within all employee-related processes of the organisation. Management and HR therefore need to continue playing a critical role in helping businesses attract and retain talent.
Over the years, Malta’s annual HR Conference has developed into the largest HR event in Malta, bringing together the island’s HR community for a day of learning and networking. For this year’s edition, 400 delegates from a wide range of organisations have already registered. The conference also has a trade show running in parallel with more than 25 exhibitors offering invaluable advice and business solutions. As in previous editions, FHRD has lined up a number of well-established international keynote speakers, together with speakers from local organisations. Two themes by Philips and Swarovski will be delivered at the beginning and at the end of the event. In between, six workshops dealing with the various facets of talent will be held, together with a panel of local HR leaders coming from different industry sectors that will discuss the Malta’s talent scenario. The event will be held at the Hilton Conference Centre on 19 October and is accredited by the Malta Institute of Accountants as per the Accountancy Board’s CPE scheme. To register for the event visit www.fhrd.org/2018conf or send an email to email@example.com for more info.