30 April 2021
Sari Herawati - Head of Human Resources Department, SLM (SinarMas LDA Maritime)
1/ What has been your career path so far?
I have had a career of more than 17 years as a HR Professional in various industries. Human Resources have been my passion since I was in junior high and it is like a dream come true.
2/ Could you tell us more about your current role / your missions?
I am leading the Human Resources department in SLM Indonesia which we divided into 2 areas: HR-Office (land staff) and HR-Crewing (sea personnel). Since SLM Indonesia was established only 6 years ago, there is a lot of room for improvement in the HR department, especially how HR can be close, walk and run side by side with the business to support and contribute to the company.
3/ What do you like the most in this job?
There are a lot of challenges to be tackled and I always get full support from our CEO and Management.
4/ How do you respond to the new HR issues related to the Covid-19 situation?
First of all, we create and increase the awareness Covid-19 health protocol.
We conducted several socializations through online meetings, email blast through internal announcement for employees, put several posters in offices and facilities to remind and increase employee awareness in maintaining the Covid-19 health protocol. This is a collaboration between HR and QSHE Dept.
Then motivating and maintaining employee moral during the pandemic.
Our CEO wrote a message to all employees saying that the company was in good situation, the business was still running even though there was an impact of this pandemic but our CEO asked all employees stay focused and stay positive to face this difficult time.
We still do/arrange the employee activities like Virtual Employee Yearly Eventa and some sports activity so to keep our employees engaged with the company.
HR continues to update the regulation from Indonesia government related with Covid-19 and linked to our business/company and employees such as office attendance in the office regulation, restriction for business trip (domestic travel requirement), etc.
With this, how HR can support the business keep run and in the same time keep our employee stay healthy.
5/ Could you name 3 must-have qualities for this job?
Best-practice knowledge, integrity and passion.
6/ Any anecdote or major fact you would like to share about your job?
You can’t never satisfy everyone, keep the good performance and have a great day.
7/ Are you a land or sea person?
A land person.
8/ What are your hobbies and interests?
I enjoy sports activities and watching movies.
9/ What is your motto?
Tough times never last, but tough people do.