TYMBA Inks MoU with Employment Platform GRADUAN

TYMBA, an ACCA-certified accounting training centre in Malaysia, has signed a MoU with online employment platform GRADUAN to produce agile talents who can adapt to the ever-evolving roles in the accounting and finance landscape. The collaboration will match TYMBA students with employers and job placements that align with their skills and specialisations. Additionally, TYMBA alumni will be prioritised for applications and employment opportunities on the GRADUAN platform. The partnership will also provide professional exposure in the areas of capacity building and talent development for the students. GRADUAN’s community members will also gain access to TYMBA’s seminars, workshops, skill programmes, internships, and on-the-job training opportunities, as well as its network of industry professionals who will serve as mentors and advisors to GRADUAN members. TYMBA Education Group Airil Razali, CEO of TYMBA Education Group, noted that accounting is becoming an increasingly sophisticated profession, and accountants are expected to incorporate ESG considerations and non-financial, sustainability data in their advice to decision-makers and stakeholders. According to Airil Razali, accounting is becoming an increasingly sophisticated profession. The modern era of accounting goes beyond the financial eyes and ears of organisations — accountants now are expected to incorporate ESG considerations and non-financial, sustainability data in their advice to decision-makers and stakeholders. “In view of sustainability now being a business focus for organisations on a global level, TYMBA is constantly innovating our initiatives to drive the UN Sustainable Development Goals as well, particularly sustainable education. We have also included sustainability accounting as part of our curriculum. This is so our students can get a headstart on learning how to help organisations adapt to ever-evolving reporting requirements — a recent example being Bursa Malaysia’s recent inclusion of climate change reporting in business strategies for main market-listed issuers,” Airil remarked. TYMBA is innovating its initiatives to drive the UN…

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Canon Bringing Technology and Talent for the New Generation

Renowned as the leading brand in the digital photography sphere, Canon Marketing Malaysia attempts to put their technology right in its place – in the hands of aspiring content creators and photographers, as seen through its renewed collaboration with KidZania. With Canon PowerShot ZOOM and Canon PowerShot PICK, the digital imaging world is brought to life at KidZania under their latest Inspiration through Exposure theme, offering young participants the chance to experience technology at its best. Year-end Holiday Fun at the Spritzer EcoPark The company will feature a 28-foot Giant Christmas Tree partially made of recycled Spritzer Sparkling and Spritzer Natural Mineral Water bottles. Families and friends can also capture beautiful memories in the cosy Christmas setting with “Igloo-like” dome houses. Business NewsSharifah Nuraini binti Syed Khir Anuar With KidZania’s forte being experiential learning for children, this partnership allows Canon to create a channel in which vital soft skills can be tapped while fuelling the minds of young ones with technologically-driven artistry. This avenue will allow young and aspiring talents to hone their confidence for this 21st century-art-of-expression given the social media generation they belong to, where creativity thrives through content creation. As a leading digital imaging provider, the company utilises its expertise and resources to empower youngsters with the knowledge of visual storytelling. Its resources and platforms support the current generation by providing a thriving space in which they can engage creatively with others while opening a world of possibilities for themselves. Canon’s ongoing efforts to nurture and inspire younger generations to discover their untapped potential in developing content creation and photography Commenting on the partnership with KidZania, Marketing Manager of Imaging Communication Business (ICB) Division at Canon Marketing Malaysia, Melvin Lo says, “Role-playing is just a few of the activities we plan to conduct at Kidzania to cultivate…

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CIMB Continues To Build ASEAN Talent with RM7.5m in Scholarships

Kuala Lumpur: CIMB Group Holdings Bhd reinforces its commitment to growing and enabling talent with the latest grant of RM7.5 million in scholarships to youth across ASEAN under the 2022 CIMB ASEAN Scholarship Programme. Since its inception in 2016, the Group-wide initiative by CIMB has been providing high-potential youth from ASEAN countries the opportunity to pursue tertiary education at top tier institutions of their choice. In Malaysia, the scholarships are being granted through CIMB Foundation, whilst in other ASEAN markets they will be granted by the Group’s respective local banking entities. A scholarship presentation ceremony was held recently with the presence of Dato’ Abdul Rahman Ahmad, Group Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Group; Gurdip Singh Sidhu, Group Chief People Officer of CIMB Group and Rafe Haneef, Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Foundation. The 2022 Programme garnered positive response from candidates hailing from a set of diverse backgrounds within the key ASEAN countries CIMB operates in, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines. UK: The Race For A Better Economic Plan Or Better PM Sunak will need a massive master plan to save the Conservative Party from itself and this may help him fix the economy but who can Sunak trust in the party to help him in this endeavour? Business NewsKazi Mahmood In addition to a full scholarship covering tuition fees, scholarship recipients will also receive a living allowance, insurance and other related fees to support their field of study at any established university worldwide. They will also be partnered with a mentor from within CIMB who will provide career mentorship throughout their study period before entering full-time employment upon graduation. The CIMB ASEAN scholars will also be offered internships during study breaks and employment upon graduation, including the opportunity to enter CIMB’s structured management trainee programmes…

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CIMB To Catalyse The Development of Sustainability Talent Pool

CIMB Group Holdings announced the introduction of dedicated sustainability talent programmes to address the talent pool gap in this fast-growing area as organisations increasingly embrace ESG adoption. The Group will spearhead sustainability training and capacity building for those interested in careers in this area, including fresh graduates, employees and mid-career professionals, through the following: Establishing a Sustainability Academy. An academy will be set up as a vehicle for capacity building to accelerate CIMB’s sustainability agenda, starting with internal talent. August Export Growth Mostly Driven By Demand For E&E, O&G, palm oil The robust growth in Aug-22 also suggests correction in commodity prices and concerns about sluggish recovery in China have yet to affect Malaysia’s trade performance. Business NewsNews Admin The academy will provide a full spectrum of sustainability training programmes and competency-based learning interventions, with tailored content to equip talent with the required knowledge and expertise to excel in this space. The aim is to develop a pipeline of diversely skilled talent who will benefit not only CIMB, but also the broader ecosystem over the long term in collectively driving the ESG agenda. Introducing a sustainability track into CIMB’s signature two-year The Complete BankerTM Programme. This extension of CIMB’s established graduate trainee programme will allow young graduates to gain broad exposure to different areas within sustainability and build their experience by placing them in relevant roles across the Group. The programme will include rotations and management shadowing opportunities within CIMB’s Group Sustainability division as well as sustainability-related areas across various business units, including opportunities in the wider ASEAN region. Adding sustainability-focused partner organisations to CIMB’s TCB-Fusion programme. CIMB’s TCB-Fusion programme, where students get to experience working with CIMB in addition to other organisations before finalising their preferred career path, will include partnerships with WWF-Malaysia, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil…

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The Rise of Next-Gen Digital Talents

By Kim Chin Kuang, Chief Financial Officer, Electronics Manufacturing Services Division, Jabil Malaysia The usage of the shared service centre (SSC) model can be traced back to the 80s, where it was introduced to reduce costs and standardise processes for better efficiency. Little did we know the model would emerge as the centre stage in the optimisation and digitalisation of many business efforts today. The adoption of the SSC grew strongly as they are seen as a value-creator in many areas, such as customer service, performance management and future optimisation. Companies that were looking to build new capabilities and enter new markets deepened their reliance on SSC, which eventually led to the birth of a new type of service – Global Business Service (GBS). Powered by forward-looking analytics, business intelligence and investment in digital solutions during the pandemic, GBS has demonstrated high performing ability to strengthen business agility, scalability and resiliency now and beyond. What Will Change When the Power Dynamics Shift Back from Employees to Employers? In Malaysia itself, the Government has made several significant policy changes in order to address the many issues surrounding employment Business NewsNews Admin Value Creation through Digitalisation in Global Business Centre (GBC) The 2021 Deloitte shared services and outsourcing survey revealed that digital enablers that improve and optimise businesses’ services are essential in shaping the organisation’s direction when it comes to innovation. Digital Capabilities Echoing this sentiment, the Jabil GBC in Penang, Malaysia has transitioned from transactional roles to more strategic consulting and advisory roles, to better manage stakeholders’ needs. To elevate its value chain, the Jabil GBC is leveraging its digital capabilities, which encompass the areas of Financial Global Business Services, Centralised Procurement, and Risk Governance. The decision to transition was a right one, for Jabil’s expanded operational model survived the rigours…

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