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25 May 2017

Building Trust - What do Employees Value

Learn from industry experts about what employees value and how leading companies are responding in innovative ways to create a great employee experience

Description

Building trust is one of the most important things that will determine the success in any workplace.  As a manager or business owner, do you think that you understand what your employees want and expect from their workplace?  Good wages, job security, promotion/growth opportunities, and appreciation for work done are all expected, but these are more traditional or "hygiene" factors. Nowadays, employees of all generations have changing expectations around flexibility, work-life balance, benefits, a diverse and inclusive culture, and other factors that influence whether they stay with an organisation.  Employees and managers may not all be on the same page when it comes to workplace satisfaction, and building trust is critical to a happy, engaged workplace.

In this Community Investment Forum, participants will learn from experts in PR and communications, digital marketing, recruitment and more about what employees value and how leading companies are responding in innovative ways to create a great employee experience. We will also share the results of the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer (with Hong Kong specific findings) and see how trust in leaders has plummeted to an all-time low, and why it is important to build trust from within an organisation.  Participants will also learn how one high-performing company offers an unlimited annual leave policy while keeping their employees productive and engaged.

Key Takeaways: 

  • Learn about the results of the latest Edelman Trust Barometer, especially on the trends in what matters to employees globally and in Hong Kong
  • Acquire practical and useful advice for companies to attract, engage, and retain quality workforce
  • Equip yourself with essential understanding of latest developments in building trust between employers and employees

Event Speakers

  • Adrian Warr

    Adrian Warr

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    Managing Director, Edelman Hong Kong
  • David Hui

    David Hui

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    Partner, Heidrick & Struggles
  • David Ko

    David Ko

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    Founder & Managing Director, RFI Daylight
  • Polly Yip

    Polly Yip

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    Group Head of HR, Senior Managing Director, UCF Holdings Group Ltd.
  • Andrew McGregor

    Andrew McGregor

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    Director, Organisation Capability, Community Business

Managing Director, Edelman Hong Kong

Adrian Warr

Adrian Warr leads the Edelman Hong Kong office. He is an integrated communications specialist whose work in some of the world’s best consultancies has given him experience in corporate comms, crisis, marcomms, employee engagement, public affairs and digital marketing.
He joined Edelman from Portland Communications where he ran the 20 strong corporate practice. Prior to that he worked at freuds where he managed the reputations of some of the world’s best known brands and celebrities. He also spent six years at Hill & Knowlton working with globally renowned professional and financial services clients.
Adrian has been lucky enough to work with the leaders of companies including HSBC, Dairy Farm, and Mars as well as individuals such as Kofi Annan and Princess Christina of Spain.
Over the years his clients have included Samsung, Google, ebay, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Cathay Pacific, United Airlines, BAA, Warner Music, National Grid, CLP, MTR, London 2012, The UN, Wrigley, KFC, Pizza Hut, EY, GE, American Express, ArcelorMittal, Paul Hastings, Latham & Watkins, Denton Wilde Sapte, COMET, and Boston Consulting Group.
Adrian is an Oxford graduate in modern languages and literature, with a BA and MA in French and Italian.

Partner, Heidrick & Struggles

David Hui

David has more than 20 years of experience in executive search globally and across the Asia Pacific region. He specializes in senior-level executive search in the financial services sector, with a focus on banking and asset management, as well as in selected public and private companies and family-owned businesses.
Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, David was the founder and managing director of a boutique search firm where he was responsible for managing large regional accounts and senior-level assignments.
From 2005 to 2008, David served as the head of the financial services practice for Asia Pacific at an international search firm, leading a team of more than 40 consultants. Prior to this, he served for six years as head of Asia for a London-based executive search firm specializing in senior-level work. In his early career, David worked as a banking and finance lawyer at Allen & Overy and Baker & McKenzie. David is proficient in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
He currently serves as chairman of the junior and international sub-committee of the Hong Kong Golf Association.

Founder & Managing Director, RFI Daylight

David Ko

David Ko is founder of RFI Daylight, a digital marketing consultancy headquartered in Hong Kong that specializes in digital strategy and content creation for lifestyle and consumer brands. Their multinational clients include Fitbit, L’Oréal, Lee Kum Kee, Prudential, SOGO, Swire Properties, and many more. Previously he was the Asia Pacific leader for one of the world's largest independent public relations consultancy, Waggener Edstrom. As head of APAC, he led offices in China (Beijing and Shanghai), Hong Kong, Singapore, and India (Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore), as well as joint ventures in South Korea and Australia. Over his 25-year career, he has recruited and mentored hundreds of senior level executives, as well as founded two award-winning businesses across Asia.

Group Head of HR, Senior Managing Director, UCF Holdings Group Ltd.

Polly Yip

Polly is the Group Head of HR, UCF Holdings Group Limited reporting to the Chairman with a key mandate to attract, motivate and develop talents for the organization. She manages full spectrum of HR services with the aim of providing a proactive, one-stop and business-focused HR services to the Group – these include staffing, talent management and development, reward and performance management, staff engagement, employee relations, and special projects.
Prior to joining UCF Group, Polly worked for HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Deloitte & KPMG. She possesses a wealth of experience and insights in setting up the HR policy and system for the bank & insurance operations, building Bohai Bank (SCB joint-stock bank) in Tianjin and HSBC Insurance Beijing Branch in 2005 and 2011 respectively; and support various M&A initiatives and special projects.
Her last appointment with KPMG as the Head of HR, she was responsible for designing and setting up the workforce plan to meet the New Economic development needs in the next century.
Apart from work, Polly initiated and developed the Employee programme - cancer support group within HSBC to support those in need; and received The Best of the Best Diversity & Inclusion Ambassador Award ASP from the Group Chairman.

Director, Organisation Capability, Community Business

Andrew McGregor

Andrew is a life time D&I advocate. Experienced introducing D&I to multi-nationals he has successfully established the agenda across Asia and the Middle East.
A 20+ year experienced HR practitioner, he established and lead PepsiCo’s agenda for Asia and has been a founding member of D&I forums in Asia, including the Conference Board and Community Business. Currently the convenor of the Community Builders and Chair of the DIAN Advisory Council, Andrew has a broad experience in making the agenda relevant across cultures and borders.
Now the Managing Director of KineticHR, Andrew works with business to develop comprehensive and integrated D&I agenda that comprehensively address the needs of a business’ Talent Eco-system, ensuring sustainable business performance and organisational culture.

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