Talent-first Culture | HKBN

Talent-first Culture


The unique culture behind our success

Talent-first Engagement

At HKBN, we foster open and direct dialogue. We hold town hall meetings at least twice a year for all our Talents in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, which allow our senior management to share the latest business directions and enlist all Talents’ support. We also hold monthly management meetings for all supervisory and above level Talents, where business updates and experiences learnt as a group and individually are shared openly, with a view to breaking down silos and fostering business and professional growth.

Talent town hall meetings and fun day at Ocrean Park
Talent town hall meeting and fun day at Ocean Park

Team Building

Recognising the importance of building a cooperative work environment, we regularly organise various team building activities to inspire, as well as improve cross-team networking, cooperative relationships for greater synergy, efficiency and morale.

Co-operative Atmosphere Co-operative Atmosphere Co-operative Atmosphere

Annual Experiential Management Trips

Each year, we arrange experiential trips that are designed to inspire our managerial Talents with a range of unique experiences. For over a decade now our annual experiential trips have been themed journeys to different parts of the world – “Seoulmates 2016” in South Korea, “Le Tour de Force 2015” in Taiwan, “Better Life South Africa 2013”, “HappinUS - In Search of Happiness 2012”, “Paint Our Dream Cambodia 2011” etc. – that have delivered some very valuable opportunities for cross-team networking and learning.

See the list of locations we explored and how these have given our executives unconventional and life inspiring experiences:

“Seoulmates 2016” in South Korea
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2015 – “Le Tour de Force”, Taiwan
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2014 - Lantau Peak, Hong Kong
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2013 - “Better Life South Africa”
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2012 - "HappinUS - In Search of Happiness"
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2011 - "Paint Our Dream Cambodia"
2010 - Germany
2009 - Japan
2006 - Singapore
2006 - Bangkok, Thailand
2005 - Zhuhai, China
2004 - Qingdao, China
2003 - Zhuhai & Macau, China
2002 - Sanya, China
2001 - Cruise - South China Sea
1999 - Gold Coast, Australia

Hong Kong Marathon 2016

Challenging Ourselves

Embracing physical activities ensures we always have the passion and fortitude to overcome any challenge – small, big or the 'impossible'. For the ninth consecutive year, over 100 HKBNers toughed it out to finish their sprint (full, half and 10 km) of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon. We also participated in dragon boat races, and organised our very own HKBN football and basketball leagues which feature participation from over 100 Talents.

Learn more about our participation in the Hong Kong Marathon 2016

LIFE-work Priority

LIFE-work Priority

Given that our Talents play a predominant role in our overall success, we strive to ensure they can work and enjoy happy, productive lives. While others boast about work-life balance, we uphold LIFE-work priority.

At HKBN, our Talents enjoy much greater flexibility for leisure and personal reasons.

The following Talent benefits and entitlements demonstrate how committed we are to LIFE-work priority

A five-day work week

A five-day work week

Shortened working hours

Shortened working hours

Without cutting pay, we shortened working hours from 8 to 7 hours daily, for a total of 35 hours per week, beginning July 2015

A 17-day public holiday entitlement for all Talents

A 17-day public holiday entitlement for all Talents

All HKBN Talents, regardless of job, rank or seniority, all enjoy 17 days of public holidays annually

Flexible working hours

Flexible working hours

Talents enjoy the choice to begin work between 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Half-day leave during important festive occasions

Half-day leave during important festive occasions

On the eve of festive holidays, Talents enjoy a half-day leave to spend more time and celebrate with family and friends

Monthly Half-day off Friday

Monthly Half-day off Friday

Everyone is encouraged to leave the office half day earlier

Family Care Leave

Family Care Leave

One day of paid leave so that Talents can spend quality time together with family

Marriage Leave

Marriage Leave

Five days of paid Marriage Leave

Upgraded Maternity Leave

Upgraded Maternity Leave

16 weeks of full-pay Maternity Leave for our female Talents

Upgraded Paternity Leave

Upgraded Paternity Leave

14 days of full-pay Paternity Leave for our male Talents

Anniversary Leave

Anniversary Leave

One day of paid leave during the month of a Talents’ joining to celebrate his/her contributions for a completed year of service

2-for-1 Bonus Leave

2-for-1 Bonus Leave

Talents can flexibly choose to exchange two days of leave for one day of pay, for up to 10 days of leave annually

Sabbatical Leave

Sabbatical Leave

Talents can apply for up to one year of no-pay Sabbatical Leave as an opportunity to pursue a personal goal or dream

Find out more about our LIFE-work priority initiatives

HKBN Glossary of Terms

HKBN Glossary of Terms

In the past 20 years, HKBN Talents have developed our own HKBNese language. Click below to read the glossary to understand our unique culture.

Read the Glossary

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