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Talent Acquisition Trend Conference 2016

Starting in 2012, Business Exchange Club and Senior HR Forum have been co-hosting this event to get talent acquisition practitioners together to learn about the latest trend as well as exchange views about their latest best practices.

This event covers key areas in Talent Acquisition including e-recruitment, candidate experience, HR technology for talent sourcing, employer branding, as well as privacy requirements and best practices in global background screening.

This event takes the approach to not only learn from the keynote speakers but also facilitate discussions among practitioners to share best practices from the floor.

Venue: The Executive Centre @ Level 23, One Island East, 18 Westlands Road, Island East, Hong Kong
Date: August 18, 2016
Time: 2:10pm to 5:30pm
Targeted Audience: Talent Acquisition or HR Director/Manager
Participant #: 150
Organizer: Business Exchange Club
Media Partner: Senior HR Forum
Supporting Organizations: Lumesse, Jobable, eeVoices

Session I: E-Recruitment Trend and Candidate Experience
– Latest Recruitment Trend
– Applicant Tracking System Best Practice
– More Focus in Candidate Experience

Presented by: Lumesse

Session II: Talent Technology & Acquisition and Employer Branding – HR Technology for High ROI Talent Sourcing
– HR Technology for High ROI Talent Sourcing
– Talent Acquisition Strategies to Attract the Right Talent
– Employer Branding Best Practice

Presented by: Jobable

Session III: Pre-Employment Background Check
– Latest Background Check Trend
– Global and Local Compliance and Privacy Ordinates Requirements
– Country specific screening know-how and specifications

Presented by: eeVoices

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TALENT ACQUISITION TREND/OUTLOOK FOR 2016

In the Q4 of every year, we get together and discuss about the current talent acquisition trends and future strategies for the upcoming year. This year, we have invited experts specializing in recruitment technology, social media hiring, and pre-employment screening to share with us their latest best practices to inspire us and get us ready for 2016!

Date: November 18, 2015
Venue: The Executive Centre, Level 23, One Island East, Hong Kong
Session I: E-Recruitment Trend
“Global Recruitment Trend and Social Media Recruitment” – LinkedIn
“A Closer Look at the Impact of Big Data and Recruitment” – Lumesse
Session II: Pre-Employment Background Check
“Pre-Employment Screening Best Practice and Trend for 2016” – eeVoices
“TransUnion’s EmployeeView” – TransUnion

The event was successfully co-hosted with Business Exchange Club with over 80 HR professionals from reputable organizations in both Hong Kong and the Greater China region.

Alan Lee, LinkedIn

Alan Lee, LinkedIn

Erik Schmit, Lumesse

Erik Schmit, Lumesse

Crystal Kong, eeVoices

Crystal Kong, eeVoices

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Trends and Challenges of Talent Development in Asia

This session will uncover the disparity between employees with high and low manager talent, and how a strengths-based approach to people development is gaining popularity as an effective means of attracting and retaining talented leaders, managers and employees in the Asian region.

Gallup-Certified Coach & Strengths Ambassador for Hong Kong, Joseph Palumbo, will also share findings from a recent employee engagement study on keys to developing senior leaders in the region.

Following the keynote presentation, Mr. Palumbo will moderate an expert panel of HR, Learning & Development Leaders and Executive Coaches to discuss and see how each sees Employee Engagement and Talent Development in their organizations and in the region.

During this session, participants will learn:

– the state of employee engagement in Asia
– best practices in driving employee engagement
– the prevalence of great managers and the disparity between that and how many are currently in managing roles
– findings from the employee engagement study on keys to developing senior leaders in the region
– the effectiveness of taking a strengths-based approach to people development on employee engagement

This event is co-organized by: Business Exchange Club and Senior HR Forum on September 30, 2015.

Gallup-Certified Coach & Strengths Ambassador for Hong Kong, Joseph Palumbo, chairing the panel at the event.

Gallup-Certified Coach & Strengths Ambassador for Hong Kong, Joseph Palumbo, chairing the panel at the event.


Talent Acquisition Trend 2015

On July 31, 2015, Senior HR Forum has hosted the Talent Acquisition Trend event with Business Exchange Club with a focus in employer branding, orientation, coaching and how HR could work as a business partner in an organization. In this session, several reputable trainers and coaches in the Hong Kong region were invited to share their views:

– Carole Lewis, Executive Coach, Professional Certified Coach, ICF
– Lily Ting, Lumières
– Manfred Lau, Graval

A discussion was also facilitated with attendees from the hospitality, retail and financial industries discussing their key challenges and keys to success in attracting and working with Generation Y.


Best Practice in Building a Proactive Workforce in Service Industry

To compete and win in today’s competitive marketplace, building up a proactive workforce that would always go an extra mile in every possible way to add values for our customers becomes a key determining factor for success in the service industry. On May 13, 2015, we have invited a series of speakers to share with us the keys to success in screening, selecting, training and leading a proactive workforce.

Session I: Screening and Selecting a Proactive Workforce in Servicing Role – eeVoices
Session II: “Be Proactive” in Taking Servicing Role – FranklinCovey Division
Session III: “Training and Leading a Proactive Workforce – inSkin Aesthetic Solutions, Philip Wain

Alan Lai, Operations Manager, inSkin Aesthetic Solutions, Philip Wain, sharing at the event.

Alan Lai, Operations Manager, inSkin Aesthetic Solutions, Philip Wain, sharing at the event.


APAC Leadership Forum VIII: S C Storage and Headway Team Sharing

In the APAC Leadership Forum series, we are delighted to have the opportunity to invite two top leaders in Hong Kong to share their keys to success and journey in leading organizations to achieve their mission. This session will be focused on sharing practical and real life challenges, examples and cases to stimulate inspiration and learning among the audience. The event will be ended with an open discussion for participants to share their views, build on each other’s ideas and facilitate learning via interactions.

Kevin She, S C Storage, speaking at the event.

Kevin She, S C Storage, speaking at the event.

Date: Wednesday, 29th April, 2015
Time: 14:00 – 16:15
Venue: The Executive Centre @ Level 23, One Island East, 18 Westlands Road, Island East, Hong Kong

Leading a Start-up to Success: Challenges and Keys to Success in the Journey

Kevin She, founder, S C Logistics Co. Ltd.
Kevin She introduced the mini storage concept to Hong Kong, launching SC Storage in 2001. Today it is the biggest storage service provider in Hong Kong, with 18,000 rooms in 56 different locations providing a wide variety of collateral services including transportation, mail delivery and small offices. SC Storage was the first in Hong Kong to develop a chain-store/retail format, opening new outlets near MTR stations and other convenient areas to create strong brand consciousness. The company also reduced operating costs by relocating its call and invoice center to Shenzhen, opening a moving company in 2005 to provide combined moving and storage services and launching specialty bicycle storage and wine storage facilities in 2009. Starting as a one-man operation, the company has grown to more than 70 full-time employees recruited on attitude and abilities rather than experience and credentials. Kevin She believes in developing a good corporate culture, aligned with the group’s strategic goals. He sets common goals and targets for the company and individual departments, and rewards individual staff based on effort. In 2009, Kevin She won the Innovative Entrepreneur Award, he also won the Young Entrepreneur Award of DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards in 2011. He also promotes a culture of learning and sharing, and has established an education fund to help employees pursue continued education. The net result has been steady growth and positioning itself for future expansion.

Keys to Success in Driving Performance for Organizations of Varying Size

Simon Lee, Principal Consultant, Headway Team
Simon has an Education heart, Business mind, with a keen eye on Technology. Simon’s career work spans 25 years in Education ranging from policy to classroom, from camps to homes to board rooms, and pre-school to University, Simon started his own tutoring program at 19 years old. He’s served as Executive Director for 10 years for San Francisco’s Growth & Learning Opportunities, which empowers student leaders and systemic change through partnerships with schools and learning programs.
Simon also had the opportunity to assist Sara Beattie with the following key initiatives:
– Lease renewal negotiation, strategy, analysis, and planning
– Revenue & Business Development Planning in services and finances
– Business Strategy organising for HK and Shanghai Offices
– Expansion research, planning, strategy, and implementation
– Organisation structuring – including Job Descriptions, KPIs, and Organisational Chart

Additionally, Simon is an advisor for SnapAsk, an Education Mobile App Company based in Hong Kong and recent spoke at General Assembly’s Education Conference on Education Technology.

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Developing and Implementing Employee Value Proposition

To improve capability in attracting and retaining talent, many companies are proactively identifying its differentiating factor as employer of choice – a unique employee value proposition (EVP). How shall a company develop its sustainable EVP? What are the critical success factors in its implementation? How do we learn from our marketing colleague in promoting internally and externally our EVP? Jebsen will be sharing its journey thus far in developing and deploying its EVP across the Group with different business units, as well as its learning along the way.

Event Details:

Date: April 18, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Capacity: 60 HR Practitioners
Location: Futain, Shenzhen

Featured Speaker:

Bianca Wong
Jebsen Group Human Resources
and Corporate Communications Director

Bianca Wong has been in the human resources field for more than 13 years. As Group HR and Corporate Communications Director, she is responsible for the overall strategy and programmes related to human resources across all Business Units within Jebsen. She supports the Group’s growth strategy in Greater China with the full spectrum of HR initiatives on effective recruitment, ensuring the leadership pipeline, engaging employees to achieve excellence as well as preparing them for career development. She also leads and oversees the Group’s Corporate Communications strategy, including but not limited to Group’s public relations efforts, branding, crisis management and corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes across the Greater China region, to promote and cultivate a credible Jebsen brand and uphold its reputation.

Prior to joining Jebsen, she worked for FedEx as Managing Director, Human Resource Services for North Asia, responsible for all HR functions for the region, as well as overseeing the HR process and system design for the Asia Pacific division. She was based in Tokyo, Japan prior to returning to Hong Kong in 2009.

She holds a Master of Science degree from University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from University of Pennsylvania in the US.

Outside of work, she is member of a singing group, Brio, and enjoys watching a variety of movies.

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APAC Talent Mobility Forum 2015

Event Details:
Date: Wednesday, 21st January, 2015
Time: 14:00 – 17:30
Venue: The Executive Centre @ Level 23, One Island East, 18 Westlands Road, Island East, Hong Kong
Price: Invitation Only
Capacity: 50 seats
Co-organizers: Business Exchange Club, Senior HR Forum

Event Rundown:
PART I – Case Study: “Attracting and Relocating Global Talent” by Charles Caldwell, Human Resources Director, English Schools Foundation
PART II – Topic: “Update on Schools in Asia” by Valerie Koo, Asia-Pacific Regional Manager, School Choice International
Panel: “Strategies for Successful Admissions”
• Cathy Ben-David, Head of Marketing & Admissions, Yew Chung International School
• Angela Reilly, Admissions Manager, Hong Kong Academy
• Maddi Palser, Admissions Manager, Nord Anglia International School
• J. Christine Greenberg, Vice Principal, The Harbour School
PART III – Topic: “Trends in Global Mobility” by Sharon Leong, Regional Director, Asia Pacific, Mobility Services International

Valerie Koo, Asia-Pacific Regional Manager, School Choice International, chairing the panel of different school representatives at the event.

Valerie Koo, Asia-Pacific Regional Manager, School Choice International, chairing the panel of different school representatives at the event.

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Asia Pacific Leadership and Human Resources Best Practice Forum VII: Attracting and Building a Collaborative Team

Event Information:
Date: Friday, 28th November 2014
Time: 2:00 pm- 5:15 pm
Venue: The Executive Centre, Level 23, One Island East, 18 Westlands Road, Island East, Hong Kong
Capacity: 120 seats

Featured Speakers:
Eric Yee, Head of Talent Solutions for Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, LinkedIn
Alice Yip, Group Director, Human Resources Development, Marco Polo Hotels
Connie Leung, Senior Financial Services Industry Director, Industry and Global Accounts – Asia,
Microsoft

Eric Yee, LinkedIn

Eric Yee, LinkedIn


Building a Team that Focuses Service Excellence as Priority

No business is sustainable without delivering value to customers. In service industries, this value very much hinges on the customer service experience perceived by the customers. The delivering of this value also very much depending on the people who have roles in delivering services.

Francis will explain to deliver quality customer service, the key human elements that would impact the result, and how organizations should focus at when delivering service excellence is their primary priority.

Event Details
Audience: Business Leaders, Managers and HR Professionals
Organiser: Business Exchange Club, Senior HR Forum
Supporting Organisation: The Executive Centre, eeVoices
Price: HK$450
Participants: 40

Registration: Please RSVP by sending email to dannycheung@seniorhrforum.com

Speaker: Mr. Francis Wong, Principal Consultant, eeVoices Limited

Mr. Francis Wong was formerly Cluster General Manager, Human Resources of New Territories East Cluster (NTEC) of Hospital Authority, Hong Kong. He took care of the full range of human resources functions of seven public hospitals with a workforce of more than 10,500 professional and supporting personnel. He retired from HA service in May, 2014.

Francis graduated from University of Salford in the UK where he was conferred a BA (Hons) degree in Organisational Analysis and Industrial Relations in 1982. He further obtained a Master in General Management from Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Australia. He is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resources Management (HKIHRM), and was a fellow of the Institute of Personnel Management (UKIPM) and a member of the UK Institute of Training and Development (ITD). Currently he is a council member of HKIHRM and is a member of the Personnel Management Committee of the Hong Kong Management Association. He is the external examiner of the HRM Diploma programmes of the Institute of Vocational Education of Vocational Training Council of Hong Kong. Francis is also currently serving on the HRM Postgraduate Programmes Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Baptist University.

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