Building and Developing our Workforce
As the global aviation sector continues to grow, meeting the labour needs for the existing operation and the planned expansion of HKIA is a constant challenge. We have stepped up efforts to build and develop our workforce.
Timely recruitment is critical to support the development of Three-runway System (3RS) and various capital works projects. Our cross-divisional recruitment taskforce continued to work closely to monitor the overall recruitment progress. Over 360 new positions were filled for these projects in 2017/18.
As the only airport in Hong Kong, growing our talent pipeline in airport management is essential to sustaining our operation and development. During the year, we linked our Summer Internship Programme to the recruitment of our Management Trainees. Interns with high caliber and outstanding performance were invited to attend the Assessment Centre which is the second final stage of our Management Trainee recruitment.
We also run the Graduate Engineer Programme to identify and develop a pool of home-grown professional engineers with the specific skills and experience necessary to meet HKIA’s future development needs.
Our leadership development efforts were further institutionalised with the extension of the Annual Talent Review and Succession Planning process to cover middle managers in 2017/18. Apart from this, a Development Centre was formally launched for Management Trainees to help identify their development needs.
New leadership and supervisory training programmes were launched to equip middle managers and junior supervisors, especially those newly promoted, with the necessary skills, knowledge and mindset to excel in their leadership roles.
To facilitate learning and benchmarking of best practices from other world-class airports, the second round of the “HKIA-Heathrow Staff Development Exchange Programme” was completed in Q4 2017/18.
We continued to enhance the learning curriculum to strengthen staff development. In 2017/18, our staff collectively received 53,718 hours of training. The average number of training hours per staff1 is 24.9 hours.