(From ScandAsia.com) -- The Malaysian Norway Business Council, MNBC conducted a half day seminar session at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday June 12 that focused on Skills Development and Talent Management in Malaysia. Some 40 representatives from various institutions and industry players attended the seminar.

The main purpose was to create awareness of industry needs and government programs leading to tight and mutually beneficial relationships between the government and private sector industry.
 
To accomplish this, MNBC had invited speakers from the Malaysian government, the competence industry by a consultancy company specializing in training aspects and skills development and finally two publically listed companies in need for skilled and knowledge based workers.
 
The agenda was basically related to the following key questions:

  • Developing human capital in Malaysia – how can the industry, educational institutions and government work together to grow a quality workforce?
  • Aligning talent development with national standards – how can the industry better utilise the government framework for skills development to ensure quality and consistency?
  • Structured competence management – how can employers obtain a better picture of skills across their workforce?

The target audience included HR managers and other key clientele involved in talent management and HR strategy such as head of departments and managers responsible for defining competence requirements and job profiles.

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