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Work-Life Balance Week:

 16-20 October 2017

Work-Life Balance Week provides a platform for organisations to demonstrate their commitment to work-life balance and raises awareness of work-life balance as a strategic issue in Hong Kong and across Asia. Since 2008, over hundreds of companies and organisations across Asia have participated by holding work-life activities and initiatives during the Week. This year marks its 10th anniversary and the Week will be taking place from 16 to 20 October 2017. Community Business invites companies in both Hong Kong and the wider Asia region to participate and drive change across borders.
 

Let’s have a sneak peek at what are in store leading up to our Work-life Balance Week this year:

  • August & September: Work-Life Balance Webinar
    One or two webinars in August and/or September will be organised as a “warm up” for the Work-life Balance Week. Those who have signed up for Work-life Balance Week 2017 will get free access to the webinars to get inspired! Stay tuned for more updates, such as exact date, time, topic and speakers, etc.  
     

  • 2-13 October: Slogan Contest
    A slogan contest will be run on our Facebook page giving out fabulous prizes to the winners with the most creative and punchy work-life balance slogans celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Week, so stay tuned for more updates on how to join!
     

  • 16-20 October: Work-Life Balance Week
    Click here for more details about the Week and how to join.
     

  • November: Wrap-up Event
    As a wrap-up for our Work-life Balance Week, we may organize an event in mid to late November free of charge for all practicing and participating companies to join. This would be a golden opportunity for all executives, human resources and training practitioners to enjoy some facetime with our respectable speakers to get inspired about pushing forward work-life balance in Hong Kong and beyond. More details will be announced in due course.

 


 

Practicing and Participating Organisation

We invite all organisations, large, small, profit or non-profit, from all industries, whether in Hong Kong or other parts of Asia, to participate in this campaign. There are two categories in the participation of Work-Life Balance Week.

Practicing Organisations (實踐機構)


All companies which have provided sufficient information about their relevant policies in the registration form, demonstrating that they are moving forward their work-life balance journey by formulating relevant policies and putting these measures into standard practices.

Participating Organisations (參與機構)


All companies which have pledged that they will organise activities and/or launch new initiatives to promote work-life balance during the Work-Life Balance Week.

Advocate Companies

Advocate Companies provide special offers to participating organisations as a way to support Work-Life Balance Week. These offers include tailor-made workshops, programmes, or discount rates that organisations can use to promote work-life balance to their employees.

Supporting Organisations

A Supporting Organisation is an organisation, for profit or not-for-profit, which has been invited by Community Business to support Work-Life Balance Week by promoting the Week to their network.

 


 

Background
Community Business and its member companies are dedicated to raising awareness of work-life balance as a business issue. As part of this commitment,
over a decade running Community Business has commissioned research to assess the state of work-life balance in Hong Kong. Conducted by the Public Opinion Programme at The University of Hong Kong, this annual study has become the leading reference point on this issue.

Findings from the 2006 - 2015 surveys repeatedly show that employees in Hong Kong are dissatisfied with their work-life balance which is impacting their productivity, health and relationships with family and friends. They believe that senior business leaders and their employers can do more to address the situation.

Awareness-raising campaign
In order to raise the awareness of work-life balance as a critical business issue, Community Business has been engaging the business sector through educational workshops, training sessions and consultancy work. In addition, Community Business has run an awareness-raising campaign, introducing Work-Life Balance Day in Hong Kong for the first time in October 2008, which then expanded to a Week every October and extended across Asia. By focusing companies’ efforts on showing commitment to work-life balance and providing visible support to their employees during the Week, this campaign has proven the power of collective action in raising awareness of an important issue to the business community.

 


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