With a great emphasis on employee development and family-friendly measures, New World Development Company Limited (“New World Group”, “the Group”; Stock Code: 17.HK) has been honoured as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2015 by HR Asia, one of the most authoritative trade journals in the region. The prestigious accolade is a testament to the Group’s remarkable performance in employee engagement, talent acquisition and development, as well as workplace practices.
The Group recognises the importance of maintaining a work-life balance by introducing various family-friendly measures which include the Inventing Your Future Education Sponsorship Scheme for employees’ children, family care leave, flexible working hours and parenting seminars. Other large-scale activities that promote family bonding include Group Fun Day, Family Open Day and employee tours. To keep up with the digital trends, the Group launched an internal social networking site, i.World, to encourage sharing and knowledge exchange among Group staff.
Outstanding Employee Awards programme is in place to recognise exceptional contributions and initiatives that promote corporate culture. Through the UNITI Circle programme, the Group promotes corporate core values and intrapreneurship, and instills into staff a sense of belonging and forward-thinking.
A firm believer in succeeding through talented individuals, the Group launched a Management Trainee Programme and an Internship Programme. Through the New World Talent Facebook page, the Group keeps candidates informed of its business development and recruitment information. For the first time, the Group partnered with the University of Hong Kong (HKU) for the HKU-New World Group Business Elite Students Programme in 2014 to offer university students insights into operations management and multi-faceted learning opportunities. The Group also allocates resources to groom talented staff through a wide variety of training programmes. From time to time, professionals from various fields are invited to share their knowledge and experience with staff.
Drawing over 100 companies to compete for top spots this year, the Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2015 was organised by HR Asia to promote talent training and development. Entries were evaluated by a professional panel of judges through conducting extensive employee surveys. After rounds of deliberation, 20 companies were honoured with the top titles.
New World Development Company Limited
Founded in 1970, New World Development Company Limited (“New World Group”, Stock Code: 17.HK) was publicly listed in Hong Kong in 1972 and is a constituent stock of the Hong Kong Hang Seng Index. A diversified holding company with a focus on property development, New World Group’s core business areas include property development, infrastructure and service, department stores and hotels. As at 31 December 2014, the total asset value of the Group amounted to HK$378.5 billion.
As at 30 June 2014, the Group has an effective interest of approximately 61.3% in NWS Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 659.HK), approximately 69.7% in New World China Land Limited (Stock Code: 917.HK) and approximately 72.3% in New World Department Store China Limited (Stock Code: 825.HK).