Taking Action Against Influenza Outbreak HKBN Gives Talents Option to Work from Home and Care for their Families

HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 7 February 2018 –  In light of the recent flu outbreak and this morning’s urgent government suspension of all primary schools and kindergartens, HKBN Group (“HKBN”) is encouraging its Talents, starting tomorrow (8 February) until Chinese New Year Eve (15 February), to consider working from home. This measure will give Talents greater work arrangement flexibility to care for their children and families. The Group is also advising Talents who feel unwell to rest at home as a precautionary move to prevent further spread of the disease.  

To work from home, HKBN Talents need only obtain approval from their respective supervisors. HKBN Head of Talent Engagement & Corporate Social Investment and Co-Owner CY Chan said, “This arrangement to provide more work flexibility reflects our commitment to LIFE-work priority. We want our Talents to prioritise on family and life, and in doing so, they come to work more motivated to contribute, which creates a mutually beneficial workplace. HKBN measures performance based on results, rather than how many hours worked or where our Talents work from. We believe Talents will make a sound decision to use this arrangement based on their needs; our Co-Ownership culture empowers us with this level of trust.”

Maintaining its implementation of the ‘Mobile Office’ arrangement, HKBN allows Talents to work from home according to their needs, which is just one of many examples of how the Group has spearheaded various Talent-friendly initiatives to provide a much better working environment.


About HKBN Group

HKBN Group is Hong Kong’s largest provider of residential high speed fibre broadband (symmetrical 100Mbps to 1,000Mbps) services by number of subscriptions, and a fast growing enterprise solutions provider. The Group offers a full range of telecommunications solutions for both the residential and enterprise markets, encompassing broadband and Wi-Fi network services, cloud solutions, data connectivity, data facilities, system integration, mobile services, entertainment and voice communications. HKBN owns an extensive fibre network in Hong Kong, which covers over 2.2 million residential homes passed, representing approximately 81% of Hong Kong’s total residential units, and more than 2,300 commercial buildings. HKBN embraces “Make our Hong Kong a Better Place to Live” as its core purpose, and takes great pride in developing its Talents into a competitive advantage. The Group is managed by over 300 Co-Owners who have invested their own savings to buy HKBN shares, representing the majority of supervisory and management level Talents in the Group. HKBN Group is part of HKBN Ltd. (SEHK Stock Code: 1310).