Hewitt Associates

Work-life balance - Susanna Lee

Susanna Lee Vice-president and general manager, global merchant services, East Asia, American Express

Health coverage

Saturday, 20 March, 2010, 12:00am

Best Employers in Hong Kong 2009 Conference

Employers with foresight know the importance of training and retaining top talent in good times or bad. They can see that a policy of paying attention to things, such as engagement, alignment and good communication, will enable them to weather a storm better than competitors and contend with whatever challenges arise.

25 May 2009 - 12:00am

Top companies share winning formula

Organisations in search of a blueprint for success and improved all-round performance don't need to look very far. In fact, they can just study the practices and principles of the six companies adjudged the Best Employers in Hong Kong 2009.

14 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Quest to find best firms

Since its launch in 2001, the Hewitt Associates Best Employers study has been on a quest to find organisations that offer people a great place to work. Judges look for leaders with a common vision and human resources teams with people practices that give employees a sense of place.

26 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Slowdown to weigh on human capital

With the world bracing for slower economic growth resulting from the United States subprime crisis and accelerating inflation, companies are tightening their belts.

The gloomy outlook is reflected in the findings of a McKinsey survey published last month.

5 May 2008 - 12:00am

Seasons in Life

Today is my last day of work at Hewitt Associates and I am thankful that I am not the same person leaving the firm as I was when I joined. This has been a place of growth and I have developed a better sense of who I am personally and professionally. Here is a list of my memories:

26 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Be sure to go home if you are sick

I was in Hong Kong during the severe acute respiratory syndrome when face masks, alcohol wipes and hand sanitisers were part of our daily lives. Thankfully, life quickly returned to normal. However, the events of the past month with the death of three children and the closure of schools are a reminder of how fragile our health and well-being can be.

29 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Avoid being caught off balance

I have always been a firm believer in work-life balance but, until recently, was a poor partaker of it myself. Let me explain how I finally came to be able to practise what I initially only believed in. In the final quarter of last year, the company I work for kicked off a number of exciting projects.

23 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Job hunt is like looking for a spouse

The start of another year means some people are thinking about what changes they can make this year. Some may think about joining the gym, reading books, or starting a new hobby, and some may think it is time to look for a new job.

26 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Firms to boost HR technology in 2008

5 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Pay matters the most for job-hoppers in Asia-Pacific

8 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Good leadership from solid mentoring

Exploring workplace issues with Ji-Ye Hwang

Later this year my company Hewitt Associates will publish the findings of our 'Top Companies for Leaders' study. This is a global study that researches leadership practices and recognises organisations that successfully and consistently develop leaders.

8 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Test the limits to get best from staff

The big question in many organisations these days is what can they do to unleash employees' potential?

How do you integrate innovation into the day-to-day culture, so workers will churn out creative ideas that will become the next big product, or will allow them to do things faster and better?

11 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Don't get lost in transmission

Acknowledging a job well done can go a long way to making your organisation a better place to work. There are many ways to improve recognition, but today I want to focus on the need to develop a common language.

7 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Boss used to be a peer - and still is

Where I work, my immediate boss is the head of the talent consulting business in Hong Kong. But less than a year ago he was not my boss, he was just my peer. Sure, he is older and more experienced than me, but in the organisational structure we used to be on the same reporting level.

9 Jun 2007 - 12:00am