Haidee Cabanag Enriquez, Chief People Officer of Sitel PHANZ and President of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) – Palawan Chapter, joined HR experts and professionals for the first virtual PMAP Job Outsourcing and HR Upskilling Summit 2020. The summit brought together experts to share how people management practices have adjusted and adapted during these challenging times and how employees can remain employable amidst uncertainties and disruptions brought about by the global pandemic.
Enriquez opened the session by highlighting the continuing growth and employment prospects in the IT-BPM sector, citing a report by a leading online job board showing that more than 40% of the job openings available in the Philippines were in the IT-BPM sector.
She also emphasized the importance of soft skills in the ever-changing world of work, citing learnability, cognitive flexibility, critical thinking and analysis, creativity and innovation and complex problem solving as critical competencies.
“Due to the current challenges, ensuring employability and future-proofing jobs has become more important than ever,” shared Enriquez. Her tips for the attendees? “Drive your own development, continue to expand your network, be “in the know” and think and experience global”.
“This virtual employment summit is a first for PMAP and part of our commitment to help upskill not just HR practitioners but also the broader labor force,” said Louisa Mila Echevarria, PMAP President.