Thursday, October 11, 2012

Air Freight Handlers Scoop Awards for Cargo Training Excellence

Hactl Honoured by Local Management Association
Shipping News Feature

HONG KONG – Air freight handlers Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) won two training and development awards in the Awards for Excellence in Training and Development 2012, organised by the Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA). The awards were announced at this year’s Susan Yuen Memorial Lecture and Dinner, which took place on 3rd October, attended by senior executives from HR and management of Hong Kong companies.

The Award for Excellence in Training and Development has been organised by the Human Resources Development Management Committee of the HKMA since 1990. It is the only award of its kind in Hong Kong that gives public recognition of achievements in training and development to individuals as well as companies. Hactl won the Excellence Award in the recently added Skills Training Category, in recognition of its extensive training activities to improve job-specific skills, knowledge and behaviour, and contribution to its business results.

Hactl Senior IT Coordinator, Rose Wong, also received an Individual Award – the Outstanding New Trainer Award. Ms Wong played a major role in the customer and staff training programme for Hactl’s new COSAC-Plus Cargo Management System, teaching a total of over 250 personnel about the new system and its features during the COSAC-Plus training period of August 2011 to March 2012. Cindy Ng, General Manager of Information Services at Hactl said:

“The HKMA Awards are particularly important to us, as the organisation’s constant efforts to drive excellence in staff management practices are widely-acknowledged. We regard people as Hactl’s biggest asset, and invest a great deal of time and resource in the education and welfare of our workforce. It’s therefore extremely gratifying to have this prestigious recognition of our efforts, and we thank the expert judging panel for their decision.”

The HKMA Awards for Excellence in Training and Development were launched in December 2011. Participating companies submit a programme summary to the Board of Examiners, and give a brief presentation. The Board of Examiners selects the finalists, who then submit a detailed description of their training or development programmes, and deliver a presentation to the Panel of Adjudicators at the Final Presentation Seminar. Individual award entrants must be nominated by their employer, and are required to enter a written submission for review by the Board of Examiners, which then interviews shortlisted entrants.

Photo: Kelvin Wong, Chairman, Theme Year Working Party (left) with Rose Wong, Senior IT Coordinator, Hactl (right) and Dr T L Ng, Council Member, HKMA (left) with Cindy Ng, General Manager – Information Services, Hactl (right)