The Quality Framework organised the Award Scheme for Learning Experiences to encourage industry professionals to take part in work related learning in Hong Kong or overseas in order to gain wider exposure and network with their peers. Only the most exemplary industry professionals are eligible for this award. Terry Tsui, Assistant Store Manager of Watsons Hong Kong beat out the competition. He has shown his commitment in continuous professional development by learning new skills and capabilities, realising the ethos of lifelong learning.
During the Savers Wellbeing Week, colleagues were reminded that help and support are always available across the company. The team focused on providing everyone with resources and tips around each of Savers’ wellbeing pillars: physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, financial wellbeing and social wellbeing.
In a bid to foster togetherness between different departments, the Fun Sports Day gave everyone some down time and wind from work. An opportunity for everyone to express themselves creatively, employees also got together outside of office hours to enjoy some fun, whilst looking after their physical and mental wellbeing.
PARKnSHOP Hong Kong hosted the annual City Food Drive to collect grocery donations to help people in need, taking account of the growing need for meals as COVID-19 restricts the work of social welfare organisations who would normally be able to help.
This year, customers were encouraged to donate 4 specific items over 4 weeks. Over 56,000 designated food items were collected, and together with cash donation, over HK$867,000 was raised. PARKnSHOP provided the ingredients at cost to Food Angel, which turned them into nutritious meals for people most in need.
Just before the start of the new school year, Drogas launched a campaign in social media and in-store to raise awareness on proper handwashing habits. A series of promotional messaging with characters Ms Soap Bubble and Mr Nasty Microbe were created and shared by Drogas employees through social media as well as flyers at the retail outlets to capture customers’ attention.
To combat the pandemic, FORTRESS gave away portable UV sterilisers to all staff as a wellbeing gift, providing them with extra protection as well as recognising their contribution to Hong Kong for remaining at their positions during these difficult times.
Watsons Thailand recently celebrated its 24th anniversary in a live event. Ahead of the event, the company launched a fundraising drive through selling dolls to customers who want to log in to watch the event live and the donation went to Association for the Promotion of the Status of Women. As part of the celebration, a virtual fashion show where AR and AI technology were used saw Watsons brand ambassadors and celebrities representing different brands walking the runway and showing off their fashionista side.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Watsons Water have worked closely with various sectors to protect everyone’s health. Watsons Water donated 100,000 WatsMask WeCare Face Masks to the elderly in need through Christian Family Service Centre and Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association, doing their part to aid the response to these challenging times.
As we spend more time at home, it’s easy to forget that our commute to and from work daily helps us stay active. As such, Watsons Taiwan organised a step challenge for employees, which saw a total of 178 participants completing a minimum 6,000 steps daily as a form of exercise. Winners were rewarded cash prizes as well as smart bracelets to help them further their health goals.
Continuing their work with the Children Are Us Foundation from previous years, 69 employees from Watsons Taiwan joined the foundation’s workshops as volunteers to help the children with intellectual disability with mooncake packaging.