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    China’s Gen Z: Shaping the Future of the Workplace

    Senior human resource executives from Standard Chartered Bank, London Stock Exchange Group, Russell Reynolds Associates and Robert Walters will share their insights on China’s Gen Z workforce, and their impact on talent acquisition and HR practices, at an Asia House online conference held in partnership with Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB).

    The rise of China’s Gen Z is having profound implications on the world of business. Comprising 15 per cent of China’s total population, this new generation – who grew up during a period of rapid technological and economic development and have in recent years been influenced by COVID-19 lockdown restrictions – are rebelling against traditional workplace norms that characterised previous Chinese generations.

    Forward-thinking organisations are evolving their talent strategies to adapt to this new crop of talent. Flexible hours, the rise of digital nomads and demands for greater ESG accountability, are now considered a viable alternative to the hierarchical and “996” workplace culture of previous generations. Given the size, scale, and influence of China’s Gen Z domestically and globally, it is crucial companies understand what motivates this new workforce and how they can tailor management practices to recruit, train and retain effectively.

    In addition, this online conference will reveal findings from CKGSB Dr Zhang Xiaomeng’s ground-breaking research on China’s Gen Z in the workplace. Compiled from interviews with nearly 17,000 Gen Z employees, her research is one of the most comprehensive studies on the subject.


    For more information about this digital conference, please contact Lin Cong, Programme Producer: lin.cong@asiahouse.co.uk

    Keynote Speaker: Tanuj Kapilashrami, Group Head, Human Resources, Standard Chartered Bank

    Tanuj joined the Management Team at Standard Chartered as Group Head, Human Resources in November 2018.Prior to joining the Group, Tanuj built her career at HSBC, where she worked across multiple HR disciplines in Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, India and London.

    Tanuj is also a Non-Executive Director of the board for Sainsbury’s PLC and is a member of their Nomination and Remuneration Committees. She is also a board member of the UK Financial Services Skills Commission and Asia House.

    Dr Zhang Xiaomeng, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Associate Dean for Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity, Academic Director for Executive Education, Director of the Research Center for Leadership, Behavioral Science & Inclusivity, CKGSB

    Dr Zhang’s research focuses on creativity, leadership, and motivation, exploring their interconnectedness. Dr Zhang has published articles in prestigious academic journals and has extensive teaching experience in subjects like Principles of Management, Organizational Behavior, and HR Management.

    Dr. Zhang holds a BA in Economics and Business Administration from Sun Yat-sen University, China, and a PhD in Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management from the R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. She has received the Paine Award for outstanding academic achievement and various teaching awards.

    Caroline Raggett, Managing Director, Board and AgFoodTech, Russell Reynolds Associates

    She advises on the appointment of Chairs, independent non-executive directors, CEOs, and other C-suite executives who drive outstanding returns for shareholders. Her work encompasses critical path projects such as Chairman succession, board effectiveness evaluations, and board buildouts for IPO.

    Caroline has significant international experience, including 11 years in Hong Kong with the firm. During this time, she co-led the Asia-Pacific Private Equity practice and was an active member of the Board practice. As a committed member of Hong Kong’s 30% Club, Caroline’s achievements include substantially improving board diversity on the Hang Seng 50 Index.

    Sean Li, General Manager, Robert Walters China

    Sean joined Robert Walters China in 2017 and as an Associate Director in Shanghai, where he successfully grew the HR, finance and supply chain division and was subsequently promoted to Director, head of Shanghai in 2021. In 2023, he was promoted to General Manager, Mainland China covering offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Suzhou and has expanded its service to domestic & local conglomerates.

    Prior to joining Robert Walters, Sean developed a strong recruitment business in Southern China & Shanghai for seven years, specialising in senior management recruitment in multiple industries including manufacturing, retail, global sourcing, industrial, FMCG, automotive, and others.

    Pooja Jhaveri, Leadership Development and APAC DEI Director, LSEG

    Pooja Jhaveri is passionate about creatively solving Human Capital challenges. She has been with LSEG since November 2021 and looks after Leadership Development & D&I for APAC.

    Pooja’s experience crosses multiple industries, geographies, and roles within HR; she started career in New York City as a Change Management consultant at EY before moving in-house as the HR Strategy lead for a niche software organisation. She moved to Singapore almost 10 years ago. Prior to LSEG, Pooja was at HP Inc. where she started off as an HRBP for regional Go-To-Market leaders prior to taking on Talent COE roles and responsibilities.

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