Great Place to Work® Greater China Conference & Best Workplaces™ Awards Ceremony 2019

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Great Place to Work® Greater China Conference & Best Workplaces™ Awards Ceremony 2019

This year’s conference topic was ‘Workplace Equality, Better Opportunities FOR ALL’, which is an increasingly important subject in today’s everchanging society.

Every year, Great Place to Work ® invites C-suite and human resources leaders to share and discuss best work practices and the current challenges in the market.  Great Place to Work® invited speakers from Hulu, Mastercard, SC Johnson, The Orangeblowfish, Starmaker, and Ladies Who Tech to discuss the challenges and share insights on their personal experiences as well as future trends of roles and duties in respect to workplace equality.

Great Place to Work® 2019 conference at Hyatt On the Bund, Shanghai

The event was held at Hyatt On the Bund, Shanghai, a city that is changing as rapidly as today’s workforce. The attendees included HR leaders and CEOs from MNCs and approximately 200 high-profile thought-leaders and industry peers, all of whom witnessed keynote presentations, interactive sessions and panel discussions on a variety of trending topics under the umbrella of workplace equality.

The conference started with a presentation by Dr. Yue Zhuge, VP and General Manager, Hulu Beijing R&D. She shared a very interesting and thoughtful topic, “The WHY and HOW of Leadership”. Despite being a busy mom, this has not stopped Dr. Yue Zhuge from continuing to achieve and progress in her career. She shared her thought process and guiding principles for achieving one’s personal goals and living one’s best life. She provided some very interesting examples from both her working and personal lives and how she can make time for both.

1st Keynote speaker: Dr. Yue Zhuge, VP and General Manager, Hulu Beijing R&D.

The 1st keynote speech was followed by an interesting interactive session, conducted by Mr. Siu Tang, Founder of The Orangeblowfish.  This session introduced some simple yet fun and creative work space designs. Innovative work space design has become an important communication channel in the modern workplace. It helps to convey corporate values via workplace design rather than from company emails or policy handbooks. Mr. Siu Tang engaged the audience to create a Shanghai-inspired office wall design using common workplace values that were identified by the audience. He explained the importance of engaging and exciting the employees in the workplace and how the physical space that we work in every day can be redesigned to help inspire the employees.

Mr. Siu Tang, Founder of The Orangeblowfish explaining innovative design in work space area.

After some refreshments, various leaders from different industries participated in a panel discussion.  Ms. Charlene Liu, Co- Founder of Ladies Who Tech, Mr. Stephen Lau, VP&GM Greater China from SC Johnson, Mr. Samuel Bobertz, StarMaker and Mr. Jose Bezanilla, CEO of Great Place To Work, Greater China joined together and discussed the importance of helping both genders at work and ensuring that everyone is given a fair chance to pursue leadership roles regardless of gender.

Ms. Charlene Liu, Co- Founder of Ladies Who Tech, Mr. Stephen Lau VP&GM Greater China from SC Johnson, Mr. Samuel Bobertz from StarMaker and Mr. Jose Bezanilla, CEO of Great Place to Work, Greater China during the panel discussion.

The last keynote speech was delivered by Ms. Jennifer Cao, Vice President HRBP, China Division, Mastercard. She explained how the unique culture of Mastercard has enabled many employees to pursue their careers at work. Mastercard’s workforce is approximately 51% female, and the company actively encourages and promotes gender balance at work. Ms. Cao also explained that a great workplace is driven and motivated by work satisfaction and not by salary.

2nd Keynote speaker Ms. Jennifer Cao, Vice President HRBP, China Division, Mastercard

Later that evening, the Best Workplaces ™ Awards Ceremony was held at the same location.

The Best Workplaces ™ list in Greater China was evaluated using the Trust Index© and Culture Audit© scores from the participating companies. Great Place to Work provides the expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. This year, 44 companies made it to the list. Additionally, Great Place to Work® also introduced and delivered the Best Workplaces™ for women for the first time, recognising many great companies and great female leaders.

Mr. Jose Bezanilla, CEO of Great Place to Work®, Greater China, and Ms. Alicia Tung, COO of Great Place to Work®, Greater China giving congratulatory statements and toasting to all the award-winning companies.

Mr. Jose Carlos Bezanilla, CEO of Greater China from Great Place to Work® Institute, said: “I am very pleased to have more companies certified as Best Workplaces™ in Greater China and am also excited to announce and recognise the Best Workplaces™ for Women in Greater China for the first time. Many companies have been continuously striving to improve and sustain their respective workplace cultures, and it is surely not an easy thing to build and maintain a great place to work.”   In addition, Ms. Alicia Tung, COO of Great Place To Work® Greater China, presented data pertaining to Gender Equality at work within Greater China. And Mr. Shane Mcdonnell, Business Development Manager of Great Place To Work®, Greater China gave a speech on the Best Workplaces™ for Women.

Mr. Shane Mcdonnell, Business Development Manager of Great Place To Work®, Greater China

Happy award-winning company of Best Workplaces™ in Greater China 2019

Happy award-winning company of Best Workplaces™ in Greater China 2019

Happy award-winning company of Best Workplaces™ in Greater China 2019

Award winning companies of Best Workplaces™ for Women in Greater China 2019

Happy award-winning compan of Best Workplaces™ in Greater China 2019

Best Workplaces™ in Greater China 2019

The list is published in alphabetical order

 

Special Thanks

THE ORGANIZER

 

 

 

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures that provides executive advisory and culture consulting services to businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in more than 60 countries across five continents. Through proprietary assessment tools, benchmarks and certification programs, Great Place to Work provides the expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognise outstanding workplace cultures. The Institute works with media throughout the world to select lists of Best Workplaces. In Greater China, we partner with Bloomberg Businessweek/China and South China Morning Post to publish the ‘Best Workplaces ™’ list. In the US, we work with Fortune Magazine to publish the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For®’ list.

 

THE OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER

 

 

 

Bloomberg Businessweek/China (BBWC) is a business publication with an international copyright authorized by GAPP. BBWC is jointly published and operated by Bloomberg L.P., China Commerce and Trade Press, and Modern Media Group. The magazine is produced by an experienced editorial team based in China, along with award-winning media profes-sionals at Bloomberg Media. Bloomberg’s creativity and brand influence sharpens BBWC and makes it the comprehensive business authority for business leaders of the new econo-my. Operated within China, BBWC is in tune with the social and economic trends of the country while providing readers with competitive global insights for smarter, faster and more informed business decisions. As a strong brand it also aims to be a thought leader in Chinese business and prepare readers for the future business landscape via its original ideas and bold design.Since the revised version came back to the market in 2011, BBWC has been the market leader and widely acclaimed by experts and decision-makers from various fields in China.

www.bloomberg.com/businessweek

THE OFFICIAL NEWS DISTRIBUTION PARTNER

 

 

 

PR Newswire (www.prnasia.com), a Cision company, is the premier global provider of media monitoring platforms and news distribution services that marketers, corporate communicators and investor relations professionals leverage to engage key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry since 1954, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, distribute, target and measure text and multimedia content across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire powers the stories of organi-zations around the world. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions.

www.prnasia.com

 THE HONG KONG MEDIA PARTNER

The Classified Post, published every Saturday, is an English-language recruitment publi-cation in Hong Kong with a reputation for offering quality job postings. Launched in 1973, it came in a single section of the South China Morning Post following 70 years of classified advertisements published as part of the main paper. In our continuing effort to build the HR community and to draw the elite in the market, we have been holding different events and awards for both employers and jobseekers.

www.scmp.com

cpjobs.com, a leading digital recruitment platform owned by South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd., is the first recruitment digital platform in Hong Kong to make use of Predictive Analytics to proactively connect jobseekers with suitable employers. We connect high quality candidates with some of Hong Kong’s most successful businesses on a daily basis, and we will continue to upgrade and refine the platform to cater for Hong Kong’s recruitment needs.

 www.cpjobs.com

 For more information, please visit www.greatplacetowork.cn or email maggie.yau@greatplacetowork.com

Source: Great Place to Work® Greater China; Related links: www.greatplacetowork.cn

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