Fast food chain to add HR manager to menu

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 16 June, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 16 June, 2007, 12:00am

Hong Kong Fast food chain Fairwood is looking for a senior manager in human resources and administration to help the company expand.

The company plans to open 10 shops this year and will be recruiting heavily, looking to train and develop new talent.

The company, one of the leading fast-food operators in Hong Kong and the mainland, runs 95 outlets in Hong Kong.

'We need someone to recruit the right people and retain and develop their skills,' Ng Chi-keung, executive director of Fairwood, said.

'The company has invested and will continue to invest heavily in staff training and development with a view to fulfilling most of its needs for shop managers from internal promotion.'

Someone who is highly motivated, meticulous and adaptable with exceptional communication skills should apply for this key position.

'This person must be strategic to plan the entire manpower but be hands-on and work with the frontline staff,' Mr Ng said.

Frontline staff had a demanding job and needed someone who could motivate and keep their spirits up, therefore the ability to convey messages positively was of utmost importance, he said.

This person must also be able to take on tasks relating to compensation and benefits, training and development, employee relations, labour law compliance and a full spectrum of administrative duties.

Besides a degree, the incumbent must have at least 10 years of experience, preferably with four to five years in the retail industry.

Fairwood has experienced astounding results in the past year.

Mr Ng said the company needed someone who could maintain and improve on this healthy growth.