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HKSAR Government awards scheme honours DYXnet for cultivating family-friendly working environment

DYXnet Group’s glowing track record as an employer of choice has been recognised by the 2015/16 Family-Friendly Employers Awards scheme.

Run by the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Home Affairs Bureau and Family Council, the scheme spotlights organisations that nurture a pro-family culture and contribute to Hong Kong by building a positive relationship with the workforce.

DYXnet Hong Kong Human Resources and Administration Manager Christie Pang receives the award on behalf of the Group.

DYXnet Founder and CEO Lap Man said: “Nearly 35% of staff here are married with children, so a family-friendly policy and measures to address the psychological needs of team members are crucially important.”

He is concerned that Hong Kong employees in general work an average of 50-plus hours a week, placing the territory at the top of a list of 71 cities in a survey by the Swiss UBS banking group.

In fact, efforts to develop a healthier work-life balance for employees is positioning DYXnet as a role model among employers.

DYXnet has established a five-day week and provides 120-degree workstations served by natural light, along with adjustable desks that allow staff members to stand while working to help posture.

The new DYXnet office in Kwai Fong’s Metroplaza features fully-automated darts, as well as billiards, a massage chair, PlayStation 4 and a mini-table tennis facility.

Family-friendly benefits include compassionate and paternity leave, the means to carry holiday entitlement into the next year, and a Happy Friday initiative that encourages colleagues to stop work at 4:30pm on the last Friday of each month to play games and eat together.

Staff are also allowed to leave work early on the eve of major festivals, and benefit from a social club that organises all kinds of leisure activities, plus a family fun-day.

Lap Man said: “We have invested more than HK$8m to provide recreational and health-friendly facilities at our Hong Kong office, which we plan to replicate around the region. DYXnet firmly believes developing a caring environment is necessary before an employer can expect staff loyalty.”

Staff members and their families often take part in our leisure activities and use recreational facilities at the office.

The Social Club is run by staff and organises various activities, thereby generating friendship and harmony among colleagues.