Leaders and HR professionals from Ripple, British American Tobacco, OMRON Corporation, and groei share what they've learnt, including having a flexible and nimble culture, leading from the front, taking a step back to breathe, and more.

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DBS Hong Kong empowered its employees by encouraging them to help those in the community in need during the pandemic, with the bank pledging to match every dollar raised by staff for local charity partner Foodlink Foundation – and ultimately sponsoring over 20,000 food packs to help vulnerable communities. 

While it may seem like an easy fix to invest money in onsite gyms, ping-pong tables, or free food, what workers really want is a place where they feel comfortable with their work environment and are treated with respect.


HR leaders from Amazon Web Services, EZ-Link, Syngenta Asia Pacific, and Twitter APAC, talk about how they've had to reinvent existing beliefs about work and ways of working in 2020, and what they've learnt from it.

Leading by empathy, investing in learning and development, protecting employees' safety and wellbeing, and communicating with employees effectively, were among the learnings uncovered in this third part of our series.