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UOB China (UOBC) won five human resources (HR) awards in 2020, including two of the most prestigious accolades in China. These awards are in recognition of the Bank's excellent HR practices, building a safe, nurturing and inclusive workplace and implementing initiatives to support our colleagues in the challenging year of 2020.

These awards include:

  • Top 100 China Best Employer Award by Zhaopin.com
  • China Best Employer for Female Employees Award by Zhaopin.com
  • 100 Employer Excellence China Award by 51job.com
  • Excellence in Digital Management Practices Award by 51job.com
  • Extraordinary Transformation Employer Award (Eastern China) by Liepin.com

The China Best Employer Awards and Employer Excellence China Awards are two of the most prestigious awards in China launched respectively by Zhaopin.com and 51job.com, the two largest and most influential HR websites nationwide. The awards are presented to employers excelling in attracting, developing and retaining talent and serving as role models for other organisations across China. UOBC has won the China Best Employer Awards for the sixth consecutive year and the Employer Excellence China awards for the fifth consecutive year.

Last year, the Bank was also named as one of the China Best Employers for Female Employees for the second consecutive year and UOB is the only foreign bank among the ten winning organisations. The award was launched by Zhaopin.com in recognising employers who promote a diverse and inclusive work environment for female employees. In 2020, UOBC continued to provide dedicated insurance plans, leave options and flexible working arrangements to help colleagues balance their personal and professional responsibilities. In helping colleagues to manage stress and to maintain mental well-being during this challenging time, UOBC has also recently collaborated with CIIC Occupational Mental Health Centre to launch a programme named Care U. The programme provides emotional support and psychosocial consultation to UOBC colleagues through a 24/7 service hotline and the Care U website.

In addition, UOBC also won the Excellence in Digital Management Practices award from 51job.com and the Extraordinary Transformation Employer (Eastern China) award from Liepin.com for our efforts in putting forward the Bank's digital transformation. In 2020, UOBC upgraded our digital HR management system, digital learning and IT (information technology) infrastructure to enable colleagues to forge deeper collaboration, improve productivity at the workplace and enjoy remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bank also developed multiple programmes to help colleagues stay relevant in the digital age including launching Better U, UOB's Group-wide upskilling programme.

“Recognition is very important especially in this very unusual year. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the Bank's digital transformation, which in turn, requires us to set an even higher standard for our people management. We actively responded by boosting our benefits and protective measures to our colleagues, helping them develop new skills to be future-ready, enhancing our performance-driven culture and adjusting organisational structure for better productivity. Moving forward, we will continue to put long-term care of our people at the heart of our efforts and embrace changes.”

- Ms Amy Hong,

Head of Human Resources, UOB Greater China

Ms Niko Zhang (third from left), Head of HR Business Partners, represented UOBC to receive the Top 10 in the China Best Employer for Female Employees award from Zhaopin.com.

Niko (third from left) receiving the Extraordinary Transformation Employer (Eastern China) award from Liepin.com at the award ceremony in Wuxi on 13 December 2020.

Award winners gathered on stage at the Top 100 China Best Employers Award ceremony.