Legal Guideline and Practical Experience on Staff Downsizing and Talent Management

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  • When:
    Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Where:
    Hays Office (12 F, Room 1205-1212, HKRI Centre One, HKRI Taikoo Hui), 香港兴业中心一座 1205-1212 室
    288 Shimen Yi Road, Shanghai
  • Price:
    RMB 150 including two drinks and snacks. Members only. (Please bring your ID / passport for the access to the office building.)

The British Chamber Shanghai's Human Resources Focus Group (HRFG) invites members to this event where a panel of experts will discuss two great HR change management issues:

  • How to make tough decisions easy when facing the need to downsize
  • How to attract talent quickly when facing fast growth and talent management skills of compliance

The discussion will focus on both the technical aspects as well as the human aspects and practical experience sharing. The main contents cover:

  • General rules and requirements that need to be followed for the design of the redundancy plan and the implementation process; 
  • Practical guideline on the implementation based on the cases study and marketing experience, such as, how to determine the proper lay off plan according to the legal requirements and marketing practice; the communication skills with employees to be downsized for a smooth implementation, and how to manage crisis in this connection, and etc.;
  • Experience sharing: how to attract talent as well as the link up between talent management and compliance in daily operation.

Event Rundown:

6.30-7.00pm Registration & Networking
7.00-7.05pm Opening Introduction by Nick Obolensky, Vice-Chair of HRFG, CEO at Complex Adaptive Leadership Ltd
7.05-8.05pm Presentations followed by a panel discussion with Q&A 

  • Peter LIN, Partner of PAS EY
  • Lucy QI, Managing Consultant, CEO of Fengsou Shanghai
  • David SHI, Compliance Officer China, Syngenta

8.05-8.30pm Networking

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No-show Policy: Please note you must cancel your reservation in writing to the event contact staff 24 hours in advance. No-shows without prior notification will be charged a no-show fee of RMB100.  

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Speaker Introduction

Nick Obolensky

CEO, Complex Adaptive Leadership Ltd

Nick’s speciality is improving organisational-wide effectiveness and transformation, based on empowering new forms of leadership, strategy and change. His experience includes:

Practitioner: UK Army Major (youngest at the time); Development Director/COS of a retail FTSE 100 company responsible for leading a large and successful organisation-wide transformation across 45,000 employees; CEO Tomorrow’s Company Ltd.; CEO of green energy technology start-ups;

Consultant: Executive Strategy Consultant of Ernst & Young (also ran Research Associates practice);

Academic: Professor of Leadership Nyenrode (MBA Professor of the Year more than once); visiting leadership professor: LBS, INSEAD, EHL, IMD; currently visiting professor at CEDEP, France.

Author: “Complex Adaptive Leadership – Embracing Paradox and Uncertainty” (Gower best seller,2 editions, as well as Chinese edition), “Practical Business Re-engineering – Tools and Techniques for Achieving Effective Change” (Kogan Page, with Chinese edition amongst other languages), “Leading Complex Projects” (ICCPM). His latest book “More for Less – How to lead an agile, adaptive and self-organising organisation” was published in summer of 2018. 




作为学者:曾任荷兰奈耶诺德大学(Nyenrode)领导力教授(多次被评为MBA年度最佳教授)、伦敦商学院(London Business School)、欧洲工商管理学院(INSEAD)、瑞士洛桑酒店管理学院(EHL)和国际管理发展学院(IMD)的领导力客座教授,现任法国欧洲高管发展中心(CEDEP,位于法国枫丹白露)的客座教授;

作为作者:个人专著有《Complex Adaptive Leadership - Embracing Paradox and Uncertainty》 (2014年第二版,2017年人民邮电出版社推出第二版的中文版《未来领导力 – 成为VUCA时代的复合型高适领导者》 ),以及《Practical Business Re-engineering – Tools and Techniques for Achieving Effective Change》(1993年), 2018年夏天出版《少即是多 –如何领导自组织化的敏捷适应性组织》。

Peter Lin

Partner, PAS EY

Peter Lin is a senior Consulting Partner with more than 11 years of experience in HR transformation, Enterprise Performance Management, strategy management and 8 years in house management experience. He has rich experience in Organisation Transformation, Talent Management, Performance and Total Remuneration management. He is an expert in financial and auto industry. 

He is specialised in the enterprise transformation Architect, organisational development, talent management, human capital strategy, performance management, total remuneration management, change management. 

Prior to joining EY, Peter hold several senior management positions in leading consulting firms and in house. Representative Clients: 

  • Some top China commercial banks, Organization Change and HR Transformation, some top 30 China  securities companies, Business strategy and HR Transformation
  • Some fund and trust companies, HR Transformation
  • Some top tier China financial holding companies, Business strategy and HR Transformation
  • Some top tier Auto companies, Talent management, OD and HR Transformation
  • Some retail companies, HR Transformation

Lucy QI 齐晓峰


Lucy has 25 years of HR experience. She has deep experience of the automotive industry working at senior levels for traditional companies such as Audi, GM, Michelin and CEIBS, as well as future based companies such as NIO. In that time she has led a lot of organisation and leadership development programmes including company cultural building, change management, and building HR system and teams. Lucy is a qualified coach and certified in MBTI as well as Harrison Assessments, DISC, Hogan, and PDP.

齐晓峰女士在人力资源行业拥有25年的从业经验。 她曾在奥迪、通用汽车、米其林和中欧商学院(CEIBS) 等传统类型的组织担任高管,也在蔚来(NIO)这样未来导向的公司担任全球人力资源负责人,在汽车行业积累了丰富的经验。在这些组织工作期间,她领导了许多组织和领导力发展计划,包括公司文化建设,变革管理,以及建立人力资源系统和团队。齐女士既是一名授证的教练,也是MBTI、Harrison、DISC、Hogan、以及PDP的授证讲师。

David Shi

Compliance Officer China, Syngenta

David is responsible for the compliance function in Syngenta China. Before joining Syngenta, David had ever worked for Siemens Healthineers and Junhe LLP (qualified PRC lawyer).

David has fundamental experience on compliance management and compliance investigation including dealing with the employee who had non-compliance conduct; cooperating with HR team to take appropriate action on such employee; carrying out root cause analysis on mitigating the risk detected during the compliance investigation.

David graduated from East China University of Political Science and Law with both LLB and LLM.

Event contact

Hilary Wu