"As part of our commitment to upskilling the capabilities of human resources in the country, BAT Indonesia also continues to send more talented Indonesians overseas not only to learn and gain experience from other BAT offices in other countries but also to occupy important roles in those countries, including the United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, South Korea, and Vietnam. This year, not less than six managers have been sent for international assignments for at least a one-year period," President Director of BAT Indonesia (PT Bentoel Internasional Investama Tbk.) Steve Pore noted in a statement received in Jakarta, Monday.
According to Pore, at BAT Indonesia, everyone is a leader, so the human resources department is not the sole party tasked with developing human resources but everyone in the organization too is equally responsible.
"We not only want to be the change, but we are also leading it,” he emphasized.
The British American Tobacco (BAT) Group is the second largest quoted tobacco group in the world with brands sold in over 180 markets. In 2009, the London-based company acquired a 99.74 percent stake in Bentoel.
BAT Indonesia won the Indonesia HR Excellence Awards 2021, one of the most prestigious recognitions for the development of human resources in Indonesia, Pore noted.
Organized by Indonesia’s leading business magazine SWA Media Group and the Institute of Management Faculty of Economics and Business of University of Indonesia (LM FEBUI), this year’s award bore the theme of "Agile HR in Digitization Era."
Of the six assessment categories, this multinational organization participated in three -- Managing Transformation, HR Digitization & People Analytics, and Talent Acquisition -- and won in all of them.
"This award reflects BAT Indonesia's commitment to developing Indonesian human resources and preparing for future-fit capabilities to create A 'Better Tomorrow' for its employees, consumers, and communities around," Pore affirmed.
Pore emphasized that amid the massive digitalization era today, human resources are necessitated to develop greater agility to keep pace with the market dynamics. Human resources should play a leading role in transforming organizations, both structurally and culturally, to make their organizations future-fit to cater to the ever-evolving business requirements.
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