Latest HR moves at PwC, Johnson & Johnson, and more

Here are some of the week's latest HR promotions and job moves from Asia Pacific.

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Nor Sherriza Nor RashidiNor Sherriza Nor Rashidi, Employer Branding & Talent Acquisition Team Lead, PwC Malaysia

Nor Sherriza Nor Rashidi has been promoted to the role of Employer Branding and Talent Acquisition Team Lead at auditing firm PwC Malaysia.

In this role, she will oversee a team of enthusiastic recruiters to strengthen PwC's brand, attract and recruit talents for the firm.

Rashidi has been with PwC Malaysia since 2011 as its senior HR manager, where she managed HR Operational matters consistent with the company’s local policies and procedures, and implement strategic HR initiatives in alignment with PwC's business strategy.

She has over 18 years’ experience in various aspects of Human Resources Management in services, manufacturing, banking and finance, construction management and oil and energy industries

Kunal KaraniKunal Karani, Asia Pacific HR Business Partner, Johnson & Johnson

Kunal Karani has been appointed the Asia Pacific HR Business Partner at health multinational Johnson & Johnson.

As the APAC HR Business Partner for Medical Devices business, Karani will be focused on working closely with the senior HR and business leadership teams to create and drive the talent agenda within the region. This would entail coaching the business on key talent challenges and driving talent efforts to achieve business outcomes.

He joins from Accenture Singapore, where he was the Client Account HR Lead, providing client centric HR service and solutions to one of the company’s largest client account teams in the region.

Karani has over 10 years’ HR experience in areas like HR business partnering, resource management, performance management, employee engagement and transition mangement.

Debbie MannasDebbie Mannas, Head of Organisation Development and Talent, Asia, Sun Life Financial

Debbie Mannas joined financial services organisation Sun Life Financial as its Head of Organisation Development and Talent overseeing Asia earlier this month.

Based in Hong Kong, she was previously at maritime solutions provider Wallem Group as its Group Head of HR, where she was in charge of creating and driving HR strategy, talent management and employee value proposition across the group.

Mannas says she is “passionate and astute about spotting and cultivating talent” and has made it her “life's work to create working environments where people can learn, thrive and grow.

With over 14 years in HR leadership positions, she has spent the bulk of that time cultivating a "Rewards for Performance" culture for a positively motivated, fair and transparent, results oriented workplace.

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HRM Asia - 09 Jul 2018
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Three months parental leave for all CA Technologies employees
HRM Asia - 04 Jul 2018
The new global scheme is part of a wider talent management strategy to ensure greater diversity across the organisation.