This article is brought to you by The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC)
To nurture Hong Kong’s tech ecosystem, HKPC attaches great importance to the wellbeing of its home-grown talent pool.
The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) has been carrying the baton of promoting productivity excellence through integrated advanced technologies and innovative service offerings to support Hong Kong enterprises. In doing so, it has cultivated a caring culture with a supportive work environment. Here are some ways HKPC is fostering open communication, talent development, employee wellness, and more.
To enhance internal communications and encourage collaboration among employees, town hall meetings are organised to share the strategic business direction and policy updates. Roundtables are also held between the executive director and employees at different grades, building a platform for exchanging views, inspiring innovation, and pursuing improvement.
To nurture Hong Kong’s tech ecosystem, HKPC attaches great importance to the building of a talent pool. This includes a series of programmes to develop a pool of home-grown talent who have the potential to take on new or key roles. For instance, the internship programme offers undergraduates job exposure throughout the year. Interns with high calibre and outstanding performance are considered for joining HKPC as a cadet engineer or taking up other roles upon their graduation.
Another novel initiative is the ‘Scheme A Training’ of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, which allows trainees the opportunity to integrate their theoretical knowledge with practical skills, through two years of training with working experience at HKPC, that sees them becoming qualified professional engineers.
Mohamed Butt, Executive Director of HKPC, said: “The cultivation of innovation & technology (I&T) talent is critical to Hong Kong’s continuous economic growth under the National 14th Five-Year Plan for the city to become an international I&T hub and the introduction of related new initiatives by the HKSAR Government.
“This is why HKPC is fully devoted to equipping our staff members with the appropriate job skills and knowledge in new technology to raise their competence in adapting to future trends at work.”
Wellness and engagement initiatives
Employees' health, including mental and physical wellbeing, is important to HKPC, which is why it engages a 24-hour counselling and consultation hotline service for its employees to talk about issues such as family relationships, financial management, and parental stress. This was supported by energising activities such as stretching, yoga, and pilates classes, Chinese herbalist one-to-one consultation, Chinese herbalist health webinar, and more during the ‘Wellness Month’ in March 2022. November saw the ‘Appreciation Day’ to express heartfelt gratitude to colleagues for their contributions to HKPC.
Diverse workforce, inclusive workplace
HKPC not only accepts, but values differences between people including those of different races, ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, and disabilities. This collaborative and supportive environment allows employees from diverse backgrounds to feel welcome and bring their most authentic selves to work. This is supported by the senior management members, who champion diversity and inclusion organisation-wide.
Eliza Ng, Chief People & Culture Officer of HKPC, affirmed: “HKPC has built and implemented innovative engagement and wellbeing strategies that have created a caring and supportive work environment and a real commitment to the welfare of our employees, resulting in high staff satisfaction levels and a well-motivated and integrated workforce to go the extra mile and strive for excellence.”
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