Human Resources are the key strategy of corporate development which requires appropriate personnel to execute this core strategy. The Group highly values its human resources and puts great emphasis on staff training. It believes that realising the full potential of its employees is crucial to its long-term growth. The Group continued to improve its human resources through internal training as well as local, overseas, and on-campus recruitment.
In 2017, to cope with its development, the Group continued to enhance the ESHS management system, risk management system by organising training on Risk Management Tool Usage, Performance Appraisal System, Corporate Large Database Usage and there are over 300 finance staff to attend the annual finance training. All these have been enhanced the overall quality of our staff. To facilitate the integration of newly recruited staff, the Group held the 18th to 21st execution trainings for more than 1,300 participants. A total of 43 management and senior technical staff have completed the Tsinghua University CEO Course (the 6th session) in August 2017; and 7th session of the course, which was joined by 56 participants, already started in October 2017.
To ensure that employees' development meets the objectives of the Group's sustainable development of the business, the Group continued to enrich its management level talent pool across its six major business sectors. There are over 550 management who will be the main and new power to support the future development of the Group. Through competition and selection processes, new project leaders and department heads were selected, staff members were highly motivated, and the sessions allowed those who have passion and vision to grow and unleash their potential in the right job positions.
As at 31 December 2017, the Group had approximately 8,000 employees. Employees within the Group are remunerated according to their qualifications, experience, job nature, performance and with reference to market conditions. Apart from a discretionary performance bonus, the Group also provides other benefits such as medical insurance and a mandatory provident fund scheme to employees in Hong Kong.