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How can we as employers build a talent pipeline with HKU business school
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How can we as employers build a talent pipeline with HKU business school


This article is brought to you by HKU Business School.

Sachin Tipnis, Senior Executive Director of The University of Hong Kong, HKU Business School, shares insights about the school’s MBA career services team and the upcoming HR Leaders Forum, a conference that aims to facilitate knowledge sharing between corporate and recruiting partners, opening the dialogue to better understand new HR trends. 

How does HKU help MBA students with their career development journey?

From the start of their MBA journey, the Career Development and Training (CDT) team works closely with students to provide career advice and guidance, enhancing their professional skills and equipping them with network connections to relevant corporate and recruiting partners. Our career services team consists of seasoned professionals experienced in career coaching and employer engagement, enabling students to realise their unique career visions throughout their journey. 

The CDT team offers a wide range of activities for students, including professional development workshops, leadership talks, a mentorship programme, and company information sessions from top employers and recruiting partners. These activities help students, especially those wanting to change job functions, to engage with prospective employers, and gain new industry insights from mentors and senior executives within their preferred industry.

How does your career services team work with corporate and recruiting partners on talent sourcing and acquisition?

We build close partnerships with corporate and recruiting partners to enhance employer outreach opportunities, providing value to corporates to help them with their talent acquisition needs, particularly if they are looking to build their talent pipeline with dynamic international professionals.

We offer several avenues for corporate partners to broaden their recruitment efforts with MBA students, including on-campus recruitment, industry sharing sessions, networking events, and collaborations on internships and corporate projects opportunities. 

Can you tell us more about the upcoming HR Leaders Forum?

We will be hosting our first annual HR Leaders Forum on 16 July, a high-impact learning conference for HR and talent acquisition professionals.

The event aims to facilitate discussions and conversations about the shifting trends in HR, focusing on topics such as remote working, employer branding, talent sourcing, and the role of technology in talent acquisition. 

With the pandemic and new digital age significantly changing how the talent acquisition process is carried out, it is important to address the driving forces that enable these transitions. Understanding the correlation between digital transformation efforts, talent sourcing, and pre- and post-pandemic impacts will give insights on how HR professionals have positioned themselves for such changes.

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