Monday, September 23, 2019

MORE THAN A MAKER OF EVERYDAY PRODUCTS
WE BROUGHT TOGETHER PEOPLE WHO THINK DIFFERENTLY TO
LEAD THE WORLD IN ESSENTIALS FOR A BETTER LIFE

For more than a century Kimberly-Clark has been transforming insights and technologies into innovative products and services that improve the lives of nearly a quarter of the world’s population. Founded in 1872, today Kimberly-Clark is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with approximately 42,000 employees worldwide and operations in 36 countries. Our global brands, including five billion-dollar brands, are sold in more than 175 countries. The renowned brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups and Kotex, hold the No. 1 or No. 2 brand share in 80 countries.

Kimberly-Clark Hong Kong office was established in 1996 and soon become the market leader in the categories of Feminine Care, Baby and Child Care, and Family Care through the household beloved brands including Kotex, Huggies, Kleenex, Andrex and Scott, etc.

PEOPLE ARE AT THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING WE DO
UNLEASH PEOPLE POTENTIALS VIA A CONTINUOUS LEARNING CULTURE

It’s not easy to win in the competitive battlefield of consumer packaged goods, and it’s even more challenging to keep winning for more than a century. However, with the collected winning mindsets embedded in our people, Kimberly-Clark remains at the top in Hong Kong and many other markets around the world.

People are the key. In 2011, Kimberly-Clark developed its unique “People Philosophy” consisting seven career elements of Welcome, Dream, Grow, Win, Celebrate, Live Well and Give Back to foster an environment where employees are inspired to be bold, set ambitious career goals, take on new experiences and continuously grow in a dynamic workplace ever since they joined the company.

Under the “People Philosophy”, we put a lot of efforts in driving winning mindsets through continuous learning culture. We built an online learning resources center called My KCU (K-C Online University). It offered more than 5,000 courses with a wide variety of topics included Career Development, Influence, Communications, Change Management and Leadership Effectiveness, etc.

The leadership team in Hong Kong also designed a wide range of learning and development activities, such as lunch & learn, quarterly offsite meeting, job rotation, etc., to unleash the potentials of employees and create a positive workplace atmosphere.

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
At Kimberly-Clark, we are always pushing ourselves to be the great place to work where employees are inspired to reach their full potentials. Every two years, Kimberly-Clark works with a third-party agency to conduct corporate-wide “Input to Actions Employee Survey” and use it to create meaningful action plans that address concerns raised by employees.

We also build multiple communication channels such as Town Hall Meeting, Department Meeting to encourage healthy dialogues in the workplace and collect authentic feedback from employees.

In the spirit of continuous improvement and enhancing sense of inclusiveness, we formed a task force called GROW (Go Rock Our Workplace) to ignite diversified ideas of boosting employee engagement. The task force meets regularly and organizes various employee activities including Bring Your Kids to Work, Sport Day, etc.

INNOVATIVE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS AND FLEXIBLE WORKPLACE POLICIES

As a leading multinational FMCG company, we offer a competitive compensation package to attract and keep top talents. As millennials are becoming the largest generation in the workforce today, it’s important the company offers a positive environment where millennials can pursue their career aspirations and work-life balance. At Hong Kong, we provide a wide range of employee benefit programs including regular health check-ups, medical insurance program extended to family members, well-furnished pantry with free drinks and snacks, fitness & wellness sponsorship program, employee purchase program, and K-C Hamper Program to boost the family-like workplace.

Aside from employee benefit program, we further strengthen employer position through flexible workplace policies including flexible working hours and work from home options. We encourage employees to pursue a healthy work-life balance through a competitive leave program. As a brand producing premium diapers for babies, we offer employees New Born Leave on top of maternity and paternity leave for new moms and dads. Free Huggies diapers are also provided to all employees up to 6 months when they have a new born child or adopt a new born child.

Awards and Recognitions
We have received awards and recognitions from multiple organizations. These include “The Best Company to Work For in Asia 2016” organized by HR Asia Magazine and “2017/18 Family-Friendly Employer Award Scheme” co-organized by the Home Affairs Bureau and the Family Council.

Quotes from Employees
“It is indeed a fruitful journey to me being a member of K-C family. Working together with a competitive team with winning mindset not only built my professional career path but also grew my personal capabilities and entrepreneurship. I am always inspired and empowered to try something new, continuously improve and stay agile to changes.”

“Since joining K-C, I have been growing all the time through interacting with great people, taking challenges with cross-function teams, and exposing myself to plenty of new learning opportunities. People working here respect and care about each other. The leadership team built an open environment for employees to speak up freely and provide candid feedback. Last but not the least, sustainability is another strong trait of K-C enables people to do the right thing not only to the consumers but also the community.”

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