A harmonious employer-employee partnership helps to build a motivated and efficient work team, thereby enhancing the productivity and competitiveness of enterprises. As good employers, they should adopt good human resource management practices according to specific circumstances of their enterprises and employees’ preferences so as to bring benefits to both enterprises and employees, hence creating a win-win situation for employers and employees.

What is Good Human Resource Management?

An employee-oriented approach is the cornerstone of good human resource management practices. These include:

  developing an enlightened corporate culture;
  introducing employee-caring employment measures and promoting work-family / work-life balance; and
  maintaining good communication with employees or their associations for a harmonious labour relationship.

Why should we promote Good Human Resource Management?

By adopting good human resource management practices, employers could boost staff morale and enhance their employees’ sense of belonging. These measures are most effective in encouraging employees to make greater contribution and commitment and hence laying a solid foundation for business growth.

What are Good Human Resource Management practices?

There is a wide range of good human resource management practices, which can be generalised into the following categories:

I.Employment practices to care for employees

  To provide proper and appropriate employment practices according to the needs of different employees, e.g.:
  Flexi-working hours
  Work from home or remote work
  Adjusting work arrangements to facilitate employees’ continuous study / taking care of family

II.Practices to promote work-family / work-life balance

  To attach great importance to work-family / work-life balance of employees and provide measures to assist employees in taking care of both work and family / personal lives, e.g.:
  Child care support
  Facilities in workplace like breastfeeding room or rest room, etc.
  Stress and emotional counselling services

III.Employee benefits that are better than statutory requirements

  To provide benefits better than statutory requirements to employees, actualising their rewards and sharing with them the fruits of enterprises’ development, e.g.:
  Special leaves such as Birthday Leave, Compassionate Leave, etc. to cater for employees’ needs
  Travel / Study allowance
  Leave benefits better than statutory requirements

IV.Good communication with employees or their organisation(s)

  To build regular communication channels with employees, enabling both employers and employees to understand the needs and difficulties of each other and reaching agreements which are most beneficial to both sides, e.g.:
  Formal or informal communication and consultation mechanism
  Disseminating company information to employees regularly
  Employee opinion survey

Promotional Materials on Good Human Resource Management

  Kit for Diversified Mode of Work – Merits and Reminders
  “Tripartite Collaboration for a Brighter Future” commemorative publication (Chinese only)
  Work arrangements in times of tropical cyclone, rainstorm warnings and “extreme conditions” after Super Typhoons
  Code of Practice in Times of Typhoons and Rainstorms PDF
  Know More About Work Arrangements in times of Tropical Cyclone, Rainstorm Warnings and “Extreme Conditions” after Super Typhoons PDF
  Using Written Employment Contract PDF
  Sample Employment Contract
  Guide to Good People Management Practices PDF
  Harmonious Labour Relations through Tripartite Co-operation PDF
  Guide to Workplace Cooperation PDF
  Practical Guidelines for Employers on Eliminating Age Discrimination in Employment PDF
  Promote Employment of Mature Persons - Friendly Employment Practices for Mature Persons PDF
  Flexible Work Arrangements  Win-win for Employers and Employees PDF
  Family-friendly Workplace PDF
  Do's and Don'ts - When Wage Reductions and Retrenchments are Unavoidable PDF
  Guidelines on What to do if Wage Reductions and Retrenchments are Unavoidable PDF
  What Employees should do in times of redundancy or business closure PDF

Case Sharing on Good Human Resource Management

  Tips on Good Human Resource Management and Family-friendly Employment Practices
  Good Employer Charter Casebook PDF
  Experience Sharing Video of Signatories of Good Employer Charter 2018
  Effective Workplace Communication PDF
  "Good People Management" Series PDF
  Friendly Employment Practices for Mature Persons and Families PDF

Animations on Good Human Resource Management

  Use Written Employment Contract
  Adopt Employee-oriented Good People Management
  Employment of the Elderly
  Establish Effective Communication and Consultation between Employers and Employees

Promotional Publications on Good Human Resource Management of Specific Industries

Construction, Catering, Retail, Hotel & Tourism and Other Industries