Sands China Wins Two HRoot Awards

(Macao, May 30, 2018) – Sands China Ltd. has won two awards in the HRoot Awards 2018, in both departmental and individual categories, for its innovative talent development and management initiatives: Best HR Teams in Greater China 2018 and Best HR Leaders in Greater China 2018. 

“Sands China is honoured by this recognition from HRoot, the largest human resource media company in China.” said Wen Hongyan, senior vice president of human resources for Sands China Ltd. “We aim to be Macao’s employer of choice, and have long been committed to innovation in our approach to human resources, since we consider the recruitment, retention, and development of our team members as critical to our continued success as a company.”  

The awards were announced at HRoot’s China Human Capital Forum 2018, which featured a roundtable discussion on the topic of organisational innovation. Wen, as the only representative from a Macao-based company, shared her insights as one of the invited guests. 

The HRoot Awards is the most highly-regarded HR industry award ceremony in the Greater China region. Past award recipients all feature in the world’s top 500 enterprises.

Sands China’s effective and innovative human resource initiatives – including a novel in-house headhunting strategy – led to the company’s second-time selection as one of the Best HR Teams in Greater China, having also won in the category in 2016. 

Sands China’s human resources team keeps close track of the ever-changing market and analyses a large amount of human resource data through the establishment of data centres – this helps define a strategic direction that meets the company’s development goals. 

The company’s vision for human resources includes a significant investment in talent development. Various programmes have been launched to nurture and develop team members, covering areas such as continuing education, vocational training, professional certification, and advanced training in integrated resort operations and service, among others.

To meet the rapid development needs of large-scale integrated resorts, Sands China’s training approach keeps abreast of the times, is diversified and international, and puts special emphasis on the development of local talent and industry professionals through joint, tailor-made training. The company also fulfils corporate social responsibilities and creates a talent pool for the industry through these efforts. 

In the category of Best HR Leaders in Greater China 2018, HRoot named Patrick Wu, associate director of human resources, as one of its winners. Wu has worked for Sands China for more than 10 years, and leads the human resources recruitment team in continuously scouting for quality talent. By communicating closely with professionals and leading companies in the human resources industry, Wu continuously enhances the professional development of the entire team. 

Wu’s extensive professional experience in international hotel groups, coupled with his unique experience of preparing for the opening of The Venetian® Macao and of the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, has broadened the entire team’s international horizons. Wu and his team’s collective efforts in promoting the company’s employer-brand image in Greater China is one of the reasons why Sands China was the only Macao-based company to have been awarded at the 2017 Employer Branding Creativity Award in Greater China.

Sands China is committed to developing a well-trained workforce, and offers a variety of horizontal and vertical mobility opportunities to its team members through internal promotions and integrated resort career development programmes. The company is also dedicated to the training and professional development of Macao locals, with the aim of contributing to Macao’s growth as a world centre of tourism and leisure. 

Photo caption: Sands China Ltd. is the winner of two awards in the HRoot Awards 2018: Best HR Teams in Greater China 2018 and Best HR Leaders in Greater China 2018.
The company was recognised in both departmental and individual categories for its innovative talent development and management initiatives.



About Sands China Ltd. 

Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928, Sands China or the Company) is a Cayman Islands registered company and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio is comprised of The Venetian® Macao, The Plaza® Macao, Sands® Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao. The Company also owns and operates Sands® Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company’s integrated resorts contain a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities; a wide range of restaurants; shopping malls; world-class entertainment at the Cotai Arena, The Venetian Theatre, The Parisian Theatre and the Sands Cotai Theatre; and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio has the goal of contributing to Macao’s transformation into a world centre of tourism and leisure. Sands China is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS). 

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