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
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.
- 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
Adrian WarrmoreManaging Director, Edelman Hong Kong
David HuimorePartner, Heidrick & Struggles
David KomoreFounder & Managing Director, RFI Daylight
Polly YipmoreGroup Head of HR, Senior Managing Director, UCF Holdings Group Ltd.
Andrew McGregormoreDirector, Organisation Capability, Community Business
Managing Director, Edelman Hong Kong
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
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
Group Head of HR, Senior Managing Director, UCF Holdings Group Ltd.
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
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.