Assistant manager, HR business partnership and scholarship,
Changi Airport Group
Though relatively new to the Changi Airport Group, having joined the company just last year, Sam Neo has already tackled several pressing challenges, including spearheading a boot camp for applicants for the Airport Emergency Service division, and facilitating dialogue and work plan discussions with managers and staff following feedback from an employee engagement survey. However, Neo considers his most important and innovative achievement to be the introduction of a ‘gaming’ approach to the company’s scholarship engagement program. According to a survey by BrightSparks, Changi Airport Group has the number-one bonded scholarship program, and to maintain that position and keep candidates engaged, Neo introduced gaming events such as the SG50 Airport Race in 2015 and the CAG Go! in 2016 (following the Pokémon Go craze). Neo believes that as professionals in the industry continue to nurture an innovative spirit while capitalising on technology and harnessing big data, the HR field will continue to flourish and become an even more desirable career choice for the next generation.