Agenda

09:00

Registration​
登記

09:30-09:35

Welcoming Speech 
歡迎致辭

09:35-10:10

Opening Keynote

Economic Trends and Outlook 

香港經濟增長、通脹及工資 — 理論與展望

  • Hong Kong Economic Growth, Inflation, and Wages – Theory and Outlook

Hong Kong has long been renowned as the freest economy in the world, which has helped attract top international talents. Before COVID-19, global professionals could freely work in Hong Kong, after receiving a visa. Our thriving economy has also meant that workers can expect a good salary. Pay trends should largely be in line with an economy’s growth and inflation prospects, in addition to the local labour force conditions. However, in recent decades, it has been suggested that growth and wages are decoupling. Is this analysis accurate, and what is the outlook for growth and wages in Hong Kong?

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

10:10-10:45

Pay Trend Survey Result Highlights

2021年薪酬趨勢調查結果摘要

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

10:45-11:30

Coffee Break
茶歇及交流

11:30-12:05

Regional Total Rewards Trend

區域性整體報酬趨勢

The rewards experience is ready for reinvention. Only 55% of employees believe they are fairly compensated, and even fewer believe that performing well will result in better pay. Organisations are spending too much time on intensive merit processes and struggle to retain their key workforces. With the rise of the pandemic, we have seen tighter budgets amid heightened awareness of systemic pay inequities, location decisions, and flexible work. In this presentation, we explore how skills, flexibility, and sustainability can drive greater return on investment in rewards. We will also share pay restructure examples and best practices of organisations that have effectively implemented cost management initiatives.  

 

Key takeaways:

  • Key reward changes coming out of COVID-19

  • Top priorities for HR going into 2022 in changing their hiring, training, and compensation structure

  • Effective approaches to employee cost management

 

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

12:05-12:40

How to Develop and Implement an ESG Plan for Employee Health and Well-being

如何制定和實現員工健康福祉的 ESG計劃

Effective and comprehensive corporate health and wellness programmes are the next big strategic opportunity for organisations to manage risk and increase financial value. Through this sharing session, you can grasp ESG strategies and the role of HR in improving companies’ ESG performance, particularly in the areas of employee health and wellness, to help company and HR to save cost. By learning how to construct an ESG-friendly approach and deep diving into opportunities to drive better employee health outcomes with the right metrics, you can convert mass data into presentable environmental and social data which helps with the fulfilment of the requirements.


Key Takeaways:

  • The materiality and benefits of integrating ESG into employee benefit planning

  • Powered by data, how relevant tools can quantify employee health and wellness and show a leap in ESG performance 

  • Practical action plans for HR to participate in formulating the ESG rules and how the improved office environment and employee health can be rewarding to the company 

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

12:40-14:00

Lunch Break
午膳時間

14:05-14:30

2021 Topical Study: Emerging from the COVID-19 Crisis : HR Practices & Policies 2021年專題研究:疫境中的人力資源實踐及政策

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

14:30-15:05

What’s Next Post-COVID and the Emerging Trend of ESG Investing (Webcast)

疫情過後的宏觀市場情況及剖析ESG的投資趨勢 (視訊會議)

  • Where are the opportunities for companies and investors post-COVID and what is the outlook for 2022 

    • Macro wealth management review and outlook

  • ESG investing vs investment return – which one is more important

    • Senior management / board members have become more aware of the significance of ESG

    • How can ESG investing benefit your company

    • What should companies do to catch up on ESG and not lag behind

  • Goal based wealth management

    • Is your company retirement plan on track

    • What is the ‘probability’ of achieving your goals

    • Where should you allocate your assets


Key Takeaways:

  • Sustainable investing is much more than investing in companies with good ESG.  What should you look for

  • Take a more active role in strategic asset allocation - goals-based wealth management aims to protect and grow clients’ wealth that benefit both the services and profitability of a company

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

15:05-15:40

Upskilling the Workforce: Importance, Benefits, and Strategic Implementation

帶動職場技能提升發展:有多重要?有什麼好處?怎樣推行?

It has been a difficult time for businesses to sustain and thrive since the outbreak of COVID-19. To keep pace with market development, businesses are adopting the concept of reskilling and upskilling towards the workforce and incorporating it as a company strategy to gain long term benefits and stay competitive. Portia Tang will share the importance of reskilling and upskilling and address the questions below:

  • Why is upskilling the workforce important? What are the benefits?

  • How to translate the concept of reskilling and upskilling into implementation strategies?

  • What C&B could companies provide to encourage reskilling and upskilling in the workforce?

  • What are the skills in demand for career growth?

A case study in Hong Kong about a successful business transformation during the crisis will be shared.

Key takeaways

  • It is an investment instead of a cost for businesses to reskill and upskill their employees to stay relevant in the market, which in return rewards businesses with benefits in the longer run.

  • Building a future perfect team would be a practical solution to maintain a more flexible, sustainable, and affordable resourcing strategy.

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

15:40-16:25

Coffee Break
茶歇及交流

16:25-17:00

'I Am Not a "Good Boss"

我不是「良心僱主」

From remote work to life insurance, healthcare plan to leave policy, the benefits and perks provided by 9GAG have caused envy in many. 9GAG’s Ray Chan is dubbed a "good boss" by the media – yet he disagrees and will tell you why in this session.

 

Key takeaways:

  • Employees first, customers Second?

  • How to make remote work, work?

  • How to save money by spending more?

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

17:00-17:45

Closing Keynote

eMPF Platform: Opening Up a New Era for the MPF System

積金易平台: 開啟強積金制度的新一頁

Few would dispute that fintech will be the power engine for the development of the financial sector in the foreseeable future. This will also be true in the realm of the MPF System.

As tasked by the HKSAR Government, the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (MPFA) is now developing at full steam the eMPF Platform which will standardise, streamline, and automate the MPF scheme administration processes. It represents the most sweeping reform of the MPF System to date, aiming to bring a faster, simpler, better, and more economical experience to all parties involved, as well as create room for fee reduction and render other reforms possible.

With the onslaught of COVID-19, it is obvious how an economy's digital capability could impact its resilience. Social distancing made businesses grind to a halt if they were not already digitally connected to customers, banks, and payment platforms. The pandemic is a wake-up call that accelerates the digital transformation process, expediting the public's adoption of the eMPF Platform.

Mr Cheng will share with the audience the vision of the MPFA on the development and operation of the eMPF Platform, the key benefits it will bring to employers, HR practitioners and employees, and the urgency to embrace it in the post-COVID world.

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

17:45

End of Seminar

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