Handling Hr Department in Overseas

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Dating back from 1900, Yeo Hiap Seng, founder of (Yeo's) has now become synonymous with the food & beverage industry both locally and internationally. Today, the Yeo Hiap Seng group, which is a public listed company on the Bursa Malaysia, is involved principally in the production, marketing and sale of food and beverage products under the brand names of 'Yeo's', 'Cintan', 'Justea', 'SoyRich', 'H-Two-O' and 'Yogurt'.  With a significant market presence in the ethnic market and in line with the government's aim to further develop the Malaysian halal brand as a global benchmark, Yeo's leverages on Malaysia's role as the world's Halal manufacturing hub. 

The most recent award that Yeo’s received is in 2010 we were honoured with a prestigious award which is Putra Brands Awards 2010 for the category of Beverage – Non Alcoholic (Bronze), presented by Association of Accredited Advertising Agents Malaysia (4As). Currently our company’s CEO Mr. Tjong Yik Min has proposed to open its own production operation in a neighbouring country and to focus on producing Halal products to market to Muslim consumers. In that manner, the HR Manager of the company, have been given a task to establish the new HR department in overseas.

The objectives of that follow in establishing the new branch is to: * Survey the strategic intelligence of the new locality
* Organize new work force and their training and development * Decide departmentalization
* Cover safety and health of worker
* Provide workforce retentions

Case Studies
In order to fulfil the objectives, a survey to three neighbouring country which is Indonesia, Myanmar and Philippines was conducted to decide the best possible place. Indonesia
The survey conducted in Indonesia resulted as follow:
* Strategic intelligence:
i. Infrastructure
With population of 237,556,363 people and growing, Indonesia is moving toward to enhance their infrastructure to cooperate with the development and all the basic facilities are fully covered. All the basic facilities is important to the worker in order to ensure their welfare ii. Transportation

In Indonesia transportation is not an issue as the road connects to everywhere hence it will not be an issue for the worker to not come to work iii. Safety
To comply with the safety issue for the local worker is not hard as guideline that is used is not farfetched from Malaysia’s.

* Organizing the new workforce:
In Indonesia with its population that will keep increasing, an industry and worker are needed to develop the country. In order to cope with the demand for workforce, we need more workers in production sector around 95%, and managing sector around 5%, which semi-skilled workforce is required.

* Training and development:
Providing training is essential since to semi-skilled workers. In order do that a training course is needed such as trial period and they are guided by skilled worker. From there the worker will develop as skilled worker.

The survey conducted in Myanmar resulted as follow:
* Strategic intelligence:
i. Infrastructure
As of 2010, Myanmar has a population of 58,840,000 people. Despite its small population Myanmar still lacks basic facilities in certain area. Only big cities are equipped with basic facilities such as airport, railway, road, port, school, hospital, entertainment district, and other necessary infrastructure. Since a few facilities are limited in certain area it can cause some difficulties for the worker. ii. Transportation

In Myanmar transportation is not an issue as the road connects to everywhere that is important for the company and the worker. iii. Safety
The safety of worker in Myanmar is hard to be complying with the junta ruling as they provide less attention to their country health issues. Thus it could create ruckus in later day.

* Organizing the new workforce:
In Myanmar with its population...
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