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22 Nov

New World Development Receives International Acknowledgement Winning at the SSON Excellent Awards

In pursuit of continuous innovation and excellence, New World Development Company Limited (the “Group”) has been launching a series of digital programmes and strategies in order to speed up the transformation of digital operations and thus improve business management and elevate business performance. For its outstanding achievements, the Group’s outstanding human resources management has won the Excellence In Transformation (Silver Award) presented at the 2016 Shared Services & Outsourcing Excellence Awards (SSON), marking an important milestone in the Group’s international list of prestigious acknowledgements.

As a sagacious pioneer in the industry, the Group has already adopted digital strategies for its core businesses over the past two years, featuring the use of Internet and social media for promotion and communications. Its human resources management team makes use of the "New World Talent" Facebook Page to share recruitment news, talent training programmes and the latest information about the Group. For the recruitment of those talented candidates who are particularly creative and can think outside the box, the 2016 management trainee programmes introduced “Artisans Blast”, which utilises social media instead of traditional recruitment methods to attract young and imaginative Artisans, who are urged to upload their original ideas onto the Facebook Page. Ten selected young people are then invited to stay one night in a serviced apartment or hotel under the Group and then make a presentation about their experience for a judging panel. 

Other than email and traditional channels for making office announcements, the Group has also established “i.World”, a social media platform for all internal staff of the Group’s Hong Kong and mainland China offices, to promote The Artisanal Movement brand concepts and announce the latest human resources initiatives. The site facilitates links among staff while strengthening corporate communications internally and enhancing employees’ sense of belonging.

SSON's Shared Services & Outsourcing Excellence Awards is a globally recognized, annual industry awards ceremony, which honors and celebrates SSC and service delivery teams who have exceeded industry standards in their SS&O initiatives. The Excellence In Transformation award recognises the efforts of corporations that have transformed its shared services through either restructuring or digitalization. In fact, digital media is today increasingly playing a very critical role in human resources management. With this in mind, the Group will continue to make breakthroughs by applying unconventional mindsets in order to further explore the potential of the digital world with the aim of supporting new business models.

About New World Development Company Limited

Founded in 1970, New World Development Company Limited (“The Group”, Hong Kong stock code: 00017) was publicly listed in Hong Kong in 1972 and is a constituent stock of the Hong Kong Hang Seng Index. A premium brand infused with a unique personality defined by The Artisanal Movement, New World Group’s core business areas include property development, infrastructure and services, department stores and hotels. As of 30 June 2016, the total asset value of the Group amounted to HK$392.1 billion. The Group has an effective interest of approximately 61% in NWS Holdings Limited (Hong Kong stock code: 00659), approximately 72% in New World Department Store China Limited (Hong Kong stock code: 00825). New World China Land Limited is wholly owned by the Group.