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Human Resource Management Hong Kong Study Trip , 10-16 September 2012 (Written by: Irwin Harith (DHRMP/3A/04) )

 

A group of 39 Diploma in Human Resource Management with Psychology (DHRMP)students went on a study trip to Hong Kong, from 10 – 16 September, to gain first-hand experience on the social, cultural and economic developments in Hong Kong, as well as, to learn about its human resource (HR) practices and challenges.

 

After approximately 4 hours of flight, we arrived in Hong Kong. Our trip kicked off with a welcome lunch at Renfrew Seafood Restaurant and a welcome speech by Dr. Vivienne Luk, Director of Wing Lung Bank International Institute for Business Development (IIBD), Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). Following that, we had an interactive sharing session with students from HKBU. They were indeed very friendly and welcoming as they shared with us about their experiences being HKBU students, in addition to conducting a campus tour.

 


A series of interesting seminars and corporate visits in Hong Kong and Shenzhen were part of our itinerary. We attended seminars on “Doing business in China”, “Chinese Wisdom and Modern Management”, and “International Human Resource Management”. We also had the opportunity of visiting exciting companies which are known to have good HR practices, such as the Conrad Hotel, McDonald’s, Maersk, Ace Mold, and Lenovo. We were amazed at how simple HR practices can help in staff retention and talent management.

A series of interesting seminars and corporate visits in Hong Kong and Shenzhen were part of our itinerary. We attended seminars on “Doing business in China”, “Chinese Wisdom and Modern Management”, and “International Human Resource Management”. We also had the opportunity of visiting exciting companies which are known to have good HR practices, such as the Conrad Hotel, McDonald’s, Maersk, Ace Mold, and Lenovo. We were amazed at how simple HR practices can help in staff retention and talent management.

We also visited the Hong Kong Museum of History to learn about the history and culture of Hong Kong. The History of Hong Kong exhibition was very interesting as it brought us back to the past and gave us a visual understanding of what life was like in Hong Kong in the early days. Lucky for us, there was also another exhibition held at the same time. It was an exhibition of the terracotta army’s remains that were excavated. It left many of us in awe as we were brought through the process in which the terracotta army was made. It was amazing since no machinery existed back then.

Time flew. On the second last day of our trip, we visited Hong Kong Disneyland. The visit was educational yet fun. We were given an educational tour by a cast member of Disneyland on recruitment and the Disney culture. We also had the rare opportunity to go backstage, where over a million costumes are kept and where over two thousand employees get ready for work.

 

Once the educational tour was completed, it was time to unleash the child from within. Time for fun!. Many, including me, confronted our fear of heights and went on thrilling rides. , it sure paid off! There were lots of screaming and adrenaline rushing through our bodies. Our legs were also aching. Yet I was amazed at how we managed to end our day with more shopping!  

 

 

 

 

A week in Hong Kong was not enough for many. Everyone enjoyed the study trip tremendously.  For me, I had a memorable overseas learning experience - from the warm hospitality of our host partners to the excitement of the city – including the Peak with its spectacular view of Hong Kong and all the shopping.  The fun and enjoyment also helped forged closer ties amongst DHRMP students. And if I had another year of study in SP, I will surely be looking forward to the next one next year!

 

 

 

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