Traven Teng is a bilingual regional recruiter with over 7 years of professional experience across the Southeast Asia region for companies such as ByteDance/TikTok, Google, Alibaba, Ant Financial, Lazada, and more. With a strong background in recruiting the talents and a passion for helping people advance in their career, he is also the awardee of the National Youth Achievement Award (NYAA) Gold from the former President of Singapore, Tony Tan. He attended the pioneering cohort of NUS HRLP in 2022 and shares his experience of the program.
How did the program benefit you?
Though I have been a recruiter throughout my career, this course allowed me to gain a further understanding about the different aspects of HR. There are plenty of interesting topics, such as strategy in digital organisation, strategy in DEI, leading in times of uncertainties/hybrid working, executive presence and influence in the C-suite, people analytics, employee wellbeing, managing growth, and more, that have truly helped me expand my skills.
What was your experience with the program?
It has been a fruitful 6-month learning journey, especially because of the faculty. Professors Michael Jenkins, Andrew Delios, Shaily Gupta, Dr. NEO Kok Beng, Dr. Guo Lei and Shrestha Sengupta from Northwest Executive Education made this program incredibly interesting and knowledge-packed. The Project Work Presentation gave us a chance to deep dive into researching case studies, and I am so glad that my team got shortlisted for the final stage. The future of HR is full of possibilities, and I want to be part of it to make all the dreams possible!