<b>Human</b> <span>Capital</span>

Human Capital



We believe human capital is essential to the success of our company. We are committed to attracting and retaining talent, and believe that creating a diverse and inclusive environment for our staff improves innovation, employee retention and financial returns. We offer employees competitive remuneration and benefits, training and development opportunities, and a healthy work-life balance. We are determined to ensure our team thrives in a safe, healthy and friendly working environment with equal opportunity. Understanding the aspirations of our talented people is key to cultivating a strong sense of belonging, which in turn improves job satisfaction and productivity.

Fair and Non-Discriminative Employment

As a responsible employer, we respect human rights, and are fully compliant with local labour and human rights regulations. Deriving from the principles of the United Nations Global Compact, our "Human Rights Policy" reaffirms our commitment to protecting the fundamental rights of our employees. This includes protecting internationally proclaimed human rights, the respect of freedom of association, the elimination of forced and child labour, and the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. We believe it is the responsibility of each and every one of our employees to fully observe these principles.

Training and Education

The long-term development of our employees is crucial to the growth of the Group. We invest in the development of employees to unleash their full potential. We encourage staff members to proactively identify their training needs and seek development opportunities to fulfil their personal and career aspirations. As an employer believing in life-long learning, our employees are entitled to the Educational Subsidy Scheme that aims to enhance their job-related skills and encourage their self-development. In addition to on-the-job training and guidance from mentors, employees are provided with the opportunity to attend external and in-house training programmes.

Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational health and safety (OHS) is essential to our operations. We strictly observe local OHS-related regulations and have policies and dedicated management committees for OHS. Our group-level Health and Safety Policy outlines our commitment in building a healthy and safe workplace for our employees.

For the operations exposed to greater occupational health and safety risks such as our construction business, individual business units (BU) may have their own Health and Safety Policy at the BU level, committed to uphold health and safety of our staff, customers, contractors and others who may be affected by our operations and work activities. Going beyond compliance with local legislation, the OHS management system at our construction business is also certified with OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001.

For more information, please refer to the health and safety section in the websites of Hip Hing Group.

Staff and Family Wellness

Employee wellbeing is essential to the Group’s long-term development. For many years, we have introduced measures and initiatives to promote family-friendly practices and a healthy work-life balance. These initiatives consider the well-being of not just our employees but also their families. We also take care of employees’ health outside work by organising recreational activities, and actively promote employee health and wellness by adopting flexible working hours and providing staff members with free influenza vaccinations and medical check-ups.
AI for Construction Site Safety

2020

AI for Construction Site Safety

The proper usage of personal protective equipment (“PPE”) at construction sites is critical to ensuring every worker can go home safely. To assist the monitoring of construction site safety, we have introduced an AI recognition system at Hip Hing Group to help monitor the proper use of PPE on site. The system analyzes video input from real-time IP Camera and CCTV systems, utilizing AI techniques to spot potential abnormalities in PPE usage, triggering inspection by on-site safety officers.

Compared to visual inspection at specific safety checkpoints, the automated monitoring system provides a continuous and comprehensive monitoring coverage. This serves as a constant reminder to site workers to protect themselves against accidents, which tend to occur when workers least expect them. The correct use of PPE can make the difference between minor and severe injuries, reducing the rate of injuries at our construction sites.

During the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the monitoring system was further enhanced to detect the body temperatures of workers at construction sites, as a preventive measure to avoid potential spread of the virus.
Equal Opportunity Employer

2020

Equal Opportunity Employer

We appreciate the talents and skills brought by people from different social and cultural backgrounds and are committed to instilling the importance of inclusion, diversity and equal opportunities within our workforce. The acquisition of employees with talent and development potential is the prime objectives of our recruitment strategy, regardless of their background. NWS Holdings has become a signatory of the Racial Diversity & Inclusion Charter of the Equal Opportunities Commission, a milestone in our commitment to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace. Discrimination on the grounds of age, gender, race, disability, religion, family status and obligations are strictly prohibited in our operations, as specified in our “Sustainability Policy”.

Past Initiatives