The New Work and Recruitment Environment after Covid-19

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Date(s) - 06/10/2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm




Warmly welcome to join our webinar!

During Covid-19 pandemic three areas has been heavily impacted and most likely changed forever:

  • Demand for office space is uncertain
  • Virtual Recruitment is Here to Stay
  • Coworking is not doomed, but it’s destined to change

Demand for office space is uncertain

There are two conflicting trends that will affect whether or not the coronavirus leads to a sizable decrease in demand for office space.

First, fewer employees coming into the office, either due to layoffs or to an increase in working from home, could mean less need for office space.

Second, safety protocols that require people to be spaced at least six feet apart could cause more demand for office space so that the people who work there aren’t as packed in as they used to be.

Virtual Recruitment is Here to Stay

Talent acquisition (TA) teams have embraced new recruitment practices in recent months. To Cielo Talent survey 59% of respondents have been interviewing candidates over video, with 65% extending offers without having met their candidate in person. 67% are utilizing a virtual onboarding program.

Coworking is not doomed, but it’s destined to change

Proponents of coworking spaces have long argued that companies managing flexible office space would be able to weather a recession. That’s because, while a number of clients at coworking spaces might choose to liquidate their space completely, coworking companies expect an influx of new clients looking to downsize from traditional office space with long lease terms into so-called flexible or coworking space.

What the coworking space enthusiasts didn’t anticipate was a fear — and a legitimate safety hazard — of working in close quarters to others. Coworking companies like WeWork have already seen a rapid decrease in demand as clients with month-to-month commitments have dialed back or terminated their coworking memberships due to shelter-in-place orders during the pandemic.

Join our panel discussion with Stephen Lyon and Bhavna Singhal (M Moser Associates) and Ian Wu (HUONE). The discussion will be moderated by FBC Chairman Pasi Haatainen.

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The event is organized at HUONE. There will be no food & beverage served at the event room but there will be a dedicated food & beverage area for fully vaccinated or those who have a negative PET -test result (24 hours before the event). HUONE will validate the proof of the vaccination or test result.

The venue COVID-19 measurements will apply.

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Mr. Stephen Lyon, M Moser, Singapore, photographed for The CEO Magazine in January 2020

Stephen Lyon is an Architect and Project Manager with over 35 years’ experience in managing business units and working with multi-nationals, owner occupiers, financial institutions, property developers and London estates.

His technical and client/consultant/contractor facing skills have enabled him to deliver complex workspace developments across the North and Southeast Asia region including Japan, The Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Cambodia and Thailand.

He is an active cyclist, golfer, skier, motorsports enthusiast and father to two rugby mad boys!

AIA International Region Award –Honour Award in Interior Architecture – Masan (2014)
AIA Awards – Merit Award in Interior Design (Hong Kong Chapter) – Masan (2013)
Asia Pacific Interior Design Association (APIDA) – Excellence Award – Masan (2013)
FX International Awards, Finalist – Diageo Singapore (2018)
Singapore Good Design Award – Gold Winner in Social Category – Diageo Singapore (2019)
Australia Good Design Award – Diageo Singapore (2019)
Singapore Good Design Award – Social Category – Trend Micro Singapore (2019)
Singapore Good Design Award – Zendesk APAC Headquarters, Singapore (2020)
Singapore Good Design Award – Beam Suntory, Singapore (2020)


Bhavna Singhal has worked on large scale architecture and interior design projects ranging from institutional, commercial, retail to
residential projects throughout Asia and the Middle East.

She is an architecture graduate with master degrees in Business
Administration and Marketing; she has in-depth experience in design consultancy, project management and luxury goods

Her diverse work experience and broad educational background enables her to merge architectural design withbusiness strategies to produce holistic, client focused solutions.

With her problem-solving skills, and hand on experience, Bhavna can address the demanding needs of any project at any
phase. She takes a creative and adaptable approach in a complex and continuously changing environment.

Interior Design Confederation Singapore – People’s Choice Award for Best Design in F&B Category – Redpan Bistro,
FX International Awards, Finalist – Diageo Singapore (2018)
Singapore Good Design Award – Gold Winner in Social Category – Diageo Singapore (2019)
Australia Good Design Award – Diageo Singapore (2019)



Ian Wu is the CEO of HUONE Singapore, a proudly Finnish events venue with a presence in Finland, Denmark and Singapore.

He is also Secretary for the Finnish Business Council.

Prior to assuming the role at HUONE in August 2019, he spent 8 years (2011 to 2019) in the Exhibition and Conference space with SingEx Exhibitions and Informa, organising IP owned events in Singapore, India, South Africa, and Thailand, in the sectors of: Healthcare, Industrial Automation, Automotive, and Rubber Commodities.

Before his time in the exhibition space, he spent 13 years with the Singapore Armed Forces (1998 to 2011) in various roles from leading a platoon in a combat unit, in training institutions, organising large scale events like the National Day Parade & the Army Half Marathon, and developing operational doctrine.

Ian holds a First Class Honours Degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Wales.




Pasi Haatainen, Managing Director, Dynamic Business Consulting, FBC Chairman

Adaptive executive strategy and digital transformation management professional with over 20 years of experience in digital transformation, business strategy execution, program management, change management, and solution development and delivery within the supply chain management, banking, mining, insurance, telecoms and high-tech industries.

Pasi has consulted global and regional clients for 13 years as an independent management consultant based in Singapore. He just joined a boutique strategy and digital transformation consulting firm, Renoir Group, advising South East Asian clients in their digital transformation journeys.