Pauline Tay brings with her over 25 years of HR experience across diverse industries in industrial consumer goods, and hospitality, and extensive regional and global experience.
Pauline has lived and worked in the US and led regional teams across the Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Americas. With core expertise in change management and transformation, organizational design and development, strategic workforce planning, and transition and integration. Currently, she is VP of HR, Asia Pacific at Griffith Foods Ltd., where she leads HR to serve the company’s purpose of blending care and creativity to nourish the world.
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Some of the highlights from the podcast:
- How Pauline navigated through different industries
- Being more involved in the business and becoming an interim MD
- Helping employees through purpose-driven programs
- Investing in the development of people
- How can we take HR to the next level
- [01:07] Please share with us your career story and how have you navigated across different industries you’ve been a part of.
- [01:46] How about moving into different industries for your HR role?
- [03:10] You’ve been a big believer in HR doing value-added business partnering, how have you done this in your career? Could you give us some examples?
- [05:00] What gave you the courage to say, “Let me go and handle this or let me take care of the business as an interim MD?”
- [06:16] What are your biggest challenges in attracting and retaining talent? And how are you combating those challenges?
- [08:07] How are you meeting these kinds of things (working environment, career, and psychological safety) in Griffith Foods for your talent?
- [10:10] How are you developing your talent to meet the new challenges within the industry?
- [11:29] What are the most important skills that you as an HR business partner look for when making senior-level hiring decisions? Or promotion decisions?
- [13:12] You also mentioned that we need to take HR to the next level. What does the next level look like to you Pauline, as the VP of HR with 25 years of experience?
- [14:44] I would love to get your biggest advice for people who are entering the workforce or who have less than five years of experience. What would you tell them so that they can make the most of their careers?