|For Immediate Release||20 June 2022|
Hong Kong's Most Attractive Employer
20 June 2022, Hong Kong - Swire Properties has been recognised as Hong Kong's Most Attractive Employer at the Randstad Employer Brand Awards 2022, underlining the Company's commitment to invest in its people to create an open, inclusive and rewarding workplace environment, with an emphasis on gender equality and diversity.
Randstad's 2022 Employer Brand Research surveyed over 3,000 respondents in Hong Kong. The research confirmed that, while 60% of respondents were familiar with the Company, 62% of them wanted to work for Swire Properties. The Company scored highly in employee value proposition factors such as of job security, career progression, corporate reputation and work-life balance.
This is the second time that Swire Properties has received this recognition having topped the list in 2020. It has been ranked among the top ten positions since 2017.
"We're delighted to once again be named Hong Kong's Most Attractive Employer, which is especially meaningful given our 50th anniversary celebrations this year. Our achievements are driven by our constant pursuit of originality, which inspires the pioneering spirit we're renowned for. That said, originality wouldn't be possible without the human element, and it's our people who have always made the difference. Moving forward, we'll continue to do everything we can to make Swire Properties an even better place to work, where our people can thrive and realise their full potential," said Anna Thompson, Director, Human Resources at Swire Properties.
A COMPANY THAT LISTENS
To ensure policies reflect employee needs, the Company launched its extensive, biennial and regional People's Engagement Survey in 2020 - covering Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland. In addition, regular Pulse Surveys are conducted to engage staff and invite feedback.
Staff wellbeing has been identified as a major focus area. To address this, Swire Properties has implemented multiple tailored initiatives to enhance the overall employee experience, which include: flexible working arrangements, health and safety workshops, a brand showcase via a digital onboarding experience.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION & GENDER EQUALITY
Over the past few years, Swire Properties has placed increased emphasis on creating a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Supported by a Diversity and Inclusion Policy, which emphasises equal opportunities and eliminating bias in different forms, the Company has achieved gender balance among senior management and management positions, with 50% of management positions being held by women. What's more, Swire Properties has been collaborating with NGOs such as Zubin Foundation to offer summer internship opportunities to local ethnic minorities.
Guided by its Sustainable Development Strategy (SD 2030), where People is one of the five core pillars, Swire Properties constantly explores ways to attract and retain talent, and to create an environment with colleagues' wellbeing and happiness in mind.
|1.||Anna Thompson, Director, Human Resources at Swire Properties (left) receives the "Hong Kong's Most Attractive Employer Award" by Randstad's 2022 Employer Brand Research, on behalf of the Company.|
|2.||Anna Thompson, Director, Human Resources at Swire Properties, marks this accolade with colleagues at Swire Properties.|
About Swire Properties
Swire Properties develops and manages commercial, retail, hotel and residential properties, with a particular focus on mixed-use developments in prime locations at major mass transportation intersections. Swire Properties is listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and its investment portfolio in Hong Kong comprises Taikoo Place, Pacific Place, Cityplaza and Citygate. The Company's completed portfolio in Hong Kong comprises approximately 15.8 million sq ft (approximately 1.5 million sqm) of space.
In the Chinese Mainland, Swire Properties has six completed mixed-use developments in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu. They include Taikoo Li Sanlitun and INDIGO in Beijing, HKRI Taikoo Hui and Taikoo Li Qiantan in Shanghai, Taikoo Hui Guangzhou and Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu. INDIGO Phase Two in Beijing and Taikoo Li Xi'an are currently under development. The Company's completed portfolio in the Chinese Mainland comprises approximately 14 million sq ft (approximately 1.3 million sqm) of space.
In addition to Hong Kong and Chinese Mainland, the Company has investments in the United States, Indonesia and Vietnam.
2022 is Swire Properties' 50th anniversary. Throughout the year, the Company will be celebrating its achievements and the core values that have underpinned its success, over the past five decades, under the theme of "ORIGINAL. ALWAYS". "ORIGINAL" captures Swire Properties' forward-looking and innovative spirit, and "ALWAYS" refers to the Company's long-term commitment and trusted reputation. A range of special events and campaigns will be launched to celebrate this milestone.
Visit Swire Properties' website at www.swireproperties.com.
Randstad is the world's largest HR services company. We support people and organisations in realising their true potential by combining the power of today's technology with our passion for people. We call it Human Forward. In 2021, we helped more than two million people find a job that is right for them, advised 235,000 clients on their HR needs, from talent acquisition to total workforce management, and delivered training to over 450,000 people. Randstad had on average 39,530 corporate employees and generated revenue of €24.6 billion in 2021. Randstad was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands.
For more information, see www.randstad.com.hk.