Ageless Employment: How to Counteract the Impact of an Ageing Population?
11:30 - 13:00
主論壇 Summit Stage
The issue of ageing population has been plaguing many countries and regions. In 2026, the Hong Kong population aged 65 or above will reach 23%. However, the golden generation (those aged 45 and above) will enjoy longer and healthier life and many of them are capable of continuous contribution to the society. On the other hand, due to the lengthened lifespan, the cost of living will be relatively higher in the elderly age and the population will still require a stable income well into old age in order to maintain their lifestyle. The problems of ageing population and poverty among the elderly are intertwining and may even risk spreading downwards. The corporate human resources policies embody far-reaching implications for the middle-aged and older employees. Increasing the productivity of the society, deepening the level of social participation of the middle-aged and elderly population and even reforming the system of retirement protection are the primary issues faced by citizens, businesses, government and academics alike.
Prof Randy Ki-kwan CHIU, MH
Professor of Management & Director of Centre for Human Resources Strategy and Development
Hong Kong Baptist University
Randy Chiu is a professor in the Development of Management, Hong Kong Baptist University. He was awarded the Outstanding Human Resource Educational Elite in Greater China Award in 2004 and Outstanding Contribution to HR Award in 2010; and was awarded the Medal of Honour by the HKSAR Government in 2012. Randy actively promotes the value of sound HR practices and work-life balance in HK. He has given more than 100 talks/speeches and been invited to be judge/adjudicator for various competitions and events.
講題：用『耆』才 • 創『耆』職
香港人口不斷老化。到了2040年，估計人口平均年齡將超過50歲，約三分之一人口超過65歲，而80歲以上人口則達一百萬，佔總人口的八分之一。本港勞動人口將由2022年368 萬再回落至 2031 年351 萬；年滿65 歲長者人口比例由2016 年17%，升至2066 年36.6%。2017 年本港60 至64 歲勞動人口參與率為46%，年滿65 歲長者則降至11%。勞動人口亦將比現在還少。然而，最新趨勢顯示愈來愈多人趨向於屆滿傳統退休年齡60歲後繼續工作，故此儘管人口持續老化，勞動人口參與率很可能會保持不變。退休年齡從60歲延長至65歲，便是一個釋放潛在勞動力的策略。僱主可以實行「睿智精英管理策略」來應對。就是僱主主動設法支援年長僱員，洞察到年長僱員的價值。挽留與激勵年長僱員。
Hong Kong is an aging society. By 2040, the average age of the population will be over 50 years old, and around one third of the population will be over the age of 65. One million people, or one in eight persons, will be at the age of 80. The number of the labor force will be around 3.6 million in 2022 and be back to 3.5 million in 2031. In 2017, the labor participation rate of people between 60 and 64 years old is 46% while that of age 65 and above is 11%. However, recent trends indicate that people continue working beyond the traditional retirement age of 60 and for the labor force participation rate to remain the same even as the population continues to age. Extending the retirement to age 65 years old is one option. It is also strongly suggested to employers to adopt “Age Smart Management Strategy” to accommodate the growing pool of mature workforce, to find ways to support mature employees to create and to recognize the value of mature workers.
Hon Charles Mok, JP
Legislative Councillor, Information Technology
Charles Mok, is the Legislative Councillor representing the Information Technology Functional Constituency, member of The Professionals Guild. He has been serving the ICT industry for more than 20 years. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Professional Commons, Honorary President of the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation and Founding Chairman of the Internet Society Hong Kong. Charles is active in public services with a view to upholding the core values of Hong Kong of which include democracy, liberty, human rights, rule of law and integrity, and is serving on various advisory bodies in the Hong Kong government, Hospital Authority, WKCDA, and higher educational institutions etc. Charles graduated from Purdue University in the United States with his Bachelor and Master degrees of Science in Computer and Electrical Engineering.
Mr William YEUNG
Co-Owner & Executive Vice-chairman, Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited
楊主光於2005年加入香港寬頻擔任營運總裁，於2008年獲委任為行政總裁，並於2018年9月起出任執行副主席之職。他的電訊職業生涯始於得信佳集團，其後出任數碼通客戶部主管。楊主光持有香港浸會大學文學士學位、英國斯克萊德大學工商管理碩士學位及香港大學電子商務及互聯網計算理學碩士學位。於2010年，他獲得香港人力資源 (The Hong Kong HRM Awards) 頒發「Champion of Human Resources」獎項。
Mr. William Yeung joined HKBN in 2005 as Chief Operating Officer and was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer in 2008. In September 2018, William became Executive Vice-chairman. Mr. Yeung's telecommunications career began with Tricom in Hong Kong, and later joined as Director of SmarTone Mobile Communications Limited. William holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hong Kong Baptist University, a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Strathclyde, U.K., and a Master of Science Degree in Electronic Commerce and Internet Computing from The University of Hong Kong. In 2010, William was recognised as a Champion of Human Resources by The Hong Kong HRM Awards.
Asianet Consultants (HK) Ltd 董事總經理
Mr Peter LIU
Senior Managing Director, Asianet Consultants (HK) Ltd
廖先生現為AsiaNet Consultants Ltd.董事總經理。AsiaNet昰一間成立於1988年的專業人才招聘公司。他同時還擔任香港美國商會Future of Work Committee(工作前境委員會)主席及前人力資源委員會主席，團結香港基金顧問，香港董事學會資深會員。廖先生擁有倫敦大學理學士及工商管理碩士學位。
Peter Liu is the Managing Director of Asianet, a recruitment firm set up in Hong Kong in 1988. Peter is the Chairman of the Future of Work Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce and former Chairman of the Human Resources Committee. He is also an Advisor to the Our Hong Kong Foundation and a Fellow of the HK Institute of Directors. Peter holds BSc and MBA degrees from University of London.