Surveys on Future Talent Needs of Macao’s Finance and Construction Industries Conducted in Orderly Manner

The Task Force for Planning and Evaluation under the Talents Development Committee held its first meeting of the year of 2017. It was chaired by Dr. Yeung Tsun Man Eric, Convener of the Task Force. During the meeting, the Committee Secretariat briefed on the progress of the Survey on the Future Talent Needs of Macao’s Finance Industry and the Survey on the Future Talent Needs of Macao’s Construction Industry, summarised the work on the Catalogue of Talent in Short Supply in Five Key Industries and discussed the five-year action plan Medium- and Long-Term Talent Training Programme.

The Committee Secretariat reported that it had commissioned Macao’s higher education institutions to conduct the surveys, which were delivering survey questionnaires to the entity representatives of the industries concerned, expecting results within this year. Representatives of the City University of Macau, one of the commissioned institutions, were present in the meeting to introduce the work concerned and offer details of its implementation.

The surveys will be conducted by quantitative and qualitative methods in the form of questionnaires, panel meetings, interviews, scientific analyses of sectoral economic development and so on, with six local major construction associations being the main questionnaire targets, and local construction worker unions on the waiting list. According to the representatives, their research team comprises veterans from relevant industries, enabling them to better co-ordinate with industry members to produce more effective surveys, and currently have received active responses from the industries.

Meanwhile, the meeting addressed the follow-up work of the five-year action plan Medium- and Long-Term Talent Training Programme, which the Committee expected to review in the next meeting.

In addition, the Committee Secretariat summarised that it had completed and released the Lists of Talent Demands of Five Key Economic Sectors and the Catalogue of Talents in Short Supply in Key Areas last year, in order that the community could have a comprehensive understanding of the talent demands in the key areas in Macao.

The requirements for the positions in short supply are converted into indices, including jobs’ educational qualifications, work experience, professional skills and capabilities, as well as monthly salaries, which help residents learn about the most wanted positions in Macao’s key sectors at present, with information of the basic skills required and salary levels. The catalogue provides information for job promotion and transfer within the five said sectors, and serves as references for personal advancement and career development. Moreover, the catalogue facilitates the formulation of talent development policies. For more information, please visit the Committee’s website http://www.scdt.gov.mo/supplydemand.html.

Committee members presented at the meeting were: Yeung Tsun Man, Leong Lai, Chan Chi Fong, Liang Liu, Lao Chi Ngai, Tai Wa Hou, Van Iat Kio, Sou Chio Fai, Leong Sin Man, and the representatives of the City University of Macau including Khong Yueng Wah, Manuel Ma and Zhang Jing Qi.

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Surveys on Future Talent Needs of Macao’s Finance and Construction Industries Conducted in Orderly Manner

Brand New Talent Information Registration System Introduced, Lucky Drawing Held to Encourage Resident Participation

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The Talents Development Committee will launch a new-version of "Talent Information Registration" system on 12 December 2016. The new system will allow Macao residents to register their information, including personal information, work experience, educational attainments and licences. The optimised registered system will enhance the process of future data analysis.

A scientific analysis of talents’ information plays an important role in future planning of policies. The brand-new "Talent Information Registration" system introduces an ID card validation programme provided by the Identification Department, which further strengthens the accuracy of registrants' personal information. In addition, it encodes information such as occupation, educational attainments, and licences while optimising the current system structure, to form a much beneficial database.

To encourage Macao residents to register / update the information, the Committee will operate a lucky draw from 12 December 2016 to 12 March 2017. During the period, registrants at least 15 years of age will automatically participate in the lucky draw, by logging into the "Talent Information Registration" system. For former registrants, updating information do the same.

More details about the lucky draw: https://www.scdt.gov.mo/pdf/scdt_019.pdf

Website of the Talent Information Registration system: http://www2.scdt.gov.mo/register

Task Force of Planning and Evaluation under the Talents Development Committee discussed on the formulation of Catalogue of Talents in Short Supply

The Task Force of Planning and Evaluation under the Talents Development Committee has held the second meeting in the year of 2016, chaired by Dr. Yeung Tsun Man Eric, Convener of the Task Force. During the meeting, the committee members discussed the further actions to enrich the lists of talent demands in the five major economic sectors, namely hospitality, catering, conference & exhibitions, gaming and retailing, as well as future researches on talent development planning.

Based on the statistical analysis and scientific ranking of the survey data, the Committee has made lists of talent demands in the five key economic sectors, which have been uploaded onto the website of the Talents Development Committee. For the next stage, the Committee will identify the skills in short supply in the five sectors, taking into account the level of job demand and demand intensity. Industry representatives will be invited to share knowledge in these jobs, i.e. the required educational qualifications and work experience, professional skills and capabilities, which will then be analyzed and consolidated to make the Catalogue of Talents in Short Supply as a reference for Macau residents seeking promotional and lateral moves.

The Committee is making plans in conducting surveys on talent needs in other industries and researches on talent development planning. At the meeting, the Committee Secretariat updated on the progress of such surveys in finance and construction industries. The Committee also had a preliminary discussion on future researches in talent development planning, hoping to better formulate the long-term talent strategy in the special administrative region.

Committee members attending the group meeting included Yeung Tsun Man Eric, Leong Lai, Chan Chi Fong, Yu Wing Yat, Lao Chi Ngai, Fong Ka Chio, Tai Wa Hou, Van Iat Kio, Ung Choi Kun, Ip Sio Kai and Sou Chio Fai.

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Task Force of Planning and Evaluation discussed follow-ups of survey on talents needs

The Task Force of Planning and Evaluation under the Talents Development Committee has held the first meeting in the year of 2016, chaired by Dr. Yeung Tsun Man Eric, Convener of the Task Force. During the meeting, the committee members discussed the research data of talents needs and follow-ups. The research data came from a previous survey, conducted for the prospect of building the world’s tourism and leisure center, on talents needs in five sectors in Macao – hospitality, catering, conferencing & exhibitions, gaming and retailing.

According to the Committee Secretariat, across the five captioned sectors, there are demand gaps in senior, mid-level and junior positions for managerial talents, professional talents and application talents, and there is prospect of promotional and lateral moves. Also, as further work of the first-stage survey, with statistical analysis and scientific ranking of the survey data, the Committee has quantified demand gaps in the five sectors as well as made a preliminary list of needs levels of talents in these sectors accordingly. After summarizing the related reports, the Committee had a discussion based on the data. They agreed that such information will not only help those Macao residents looking for promotional or lateral moves to identify their career paths, to engage in further studies with planning and to improve their own qualifications, but will also provide reference for training institutions to set up well-targeted programs. Considering that Macao is in a period of economic adjustment, some committee members suggested that systematic analyses be done on the survey results, and that delegates from the captioned sectors be gathered to offer comments in order to enhance accuracy of the survey data against the influence of economic adjustment.

Then the Committee Secretariat reported follow-ups of the optimization of the talent information registration system. The new system will clearly display information input by the registrant anti-chronologically, and will better ensure the authenticity and validity of the registrant’s education background, work experience and certificates by a series of methods. In the meeting, the committee members discussed the optimization of the system, indicating that convenience for users and quality of data are equally important in data collection, for these data will serve the planning of future talents development. Presently, upgrading work of the system is in the final stage, and the new system will be launched in due time after internal testing.

These members in the Task Force of Planning and Evaluation attended the meeting: Yeung Tsun Man Eric, Chan Chi Fong, Liu Liang, Lao Chi Ngai, Fong Ka Chio, Van Iat Kio, Ung Choi Kun, Sio Un I and Sou Chio Fai. Other committee members in attendance included: Lou Pak Seng, Tai Wong Kuai Leng, Pang Su Seng, Wong Chi Hong, Lao Pun Lap and Ip Sio Kai.

 

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Delegates of Zhuhai Municipal Committee introduces "Development Catalogue of Talents in Short Supply" to Talents Development Committee

To formulate timely strategies for talent planning and learn from the advanced experiences of other regions, the Talents Development Committee, through the assistance of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao Special Administrative Region, invited the Organizational Department of the CPC Zhuhai Municipal Committee to arrange a meeting in Macao with five representatives from the Municipal Human Resources, Social Security Bureau and Zhuhai City Hengqin New District Management Committee on 17th November to introduce the relevant contents of the "Zhuhai Development of Talents in Short Supply" (hereinafter "Catalogue of Talents in Short Supply")

The Zhuhai Municipal Human Resources, Social Security Bureau earlier announced the 2015-2016 "Catalogue of Talents in Short Supply" implemented in Zhuhai to clarify its demand for talents and realize a seamless connection between talents development and industrial structure. During the meeting, Deputy Director of the Bureau, Liu Bin, briefed the general background of talents development in Zhuhai and pointed out that talents development is closely related to the rule of law, talent training, talent competiveness, etc. Committee members then listened to the deputy section chief of the Bureau, Li Lin Jia, to introduce the entire structure of the "Catalogue of Talents in Short Supply", followed by the implementation and survey methods of the Catalogue introduced by Peng Jun Dong, general manager of Zhuhai Lan Ce Consulting Ltd. and the entire structure of the "Hengqin Catalogue of Special Talents" presented by Mu Bo Jun, Assistant Head of Hengqin New District Division of Party and Mass Affairs. Apart from experience sharing, representatives of the two regions also exchanged ideas on talents development in both places.

Tian Hua, Chief of Talent Section of the Organizational Department of the CPC Zhuhai Municipal Committee, noted that given the context of talent mobility on the Mainland, the government should make more efforts to create a pleasant environment for talent development and improve the entire system structure in technology, finance, education and healthcare, etc., guided by the main market and business functions. Committee members in attendance remarked that helping and promoting Macao residents to achieve upward mobility is the core objective of the Talents Development Committee, and despite the different talent planning strategies implemented in Zhuhai and Macao, the methodology applied in the structure and job classification of the Catalogue will provide useful reference for their future studies. In the future, the Talents Development Committee will maintain close communication and connection with talent organizations in different places on an ongoing basis to further improve the talent development planning strategies of the Macao SAR Government.

Delegates invited to the meeting included Liu Dong Song, Deputy Department Head of Human Resources of Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao Special Administrative Region and Chen Liang, Division Head of Human Resources. Committee members in attendance included Yeung Tsun Man, Lao Chi Ngai, Tai Wa Hou, Van Iat Kio, Ung Choi Kun, Pang Su-Seng, So Ying Suen, Tai Wong, Kuai Leng, Leong Heng Kao, Liang Baijin, Sou Chio Fai.

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Task Force of Planning and Evaluation makes continued efforts to optimize talent information registration system

The Task Force of Planning and Evaluation under the Talents Development Committee held the third meeting of the year on 1st September, chaired by Dr. Yeung Tsun Man, convener of the Task Force. During the meeting, each member of the committee discussed in turn the optimization plans of the talent information registration system, including optimization in three areas: convenience and clarity of front desk service, monitoring of back office system functions and standardization of core data.

According to the report of the Secretariat, as of 31st August this year, 6690 residents have registered their information via the talent information registration system. Of the registered residents, over 81% are currently residing in Macao, followed by Hong Kong, Mainland, Taiwan, the United States, United Kingdom, etc. Of the registered individuals living in Macao, 65.91% have a bachelor's degree, followed by master's degree (19.34%), certificate or diploma (4.33%), doctor's degree (2.35%), and higher education diploma (2.29%). Of the people living in Macao, they are mainly engaged in the gaming industry (13.52%), education (11.18%), and public administration and social security service (9.78%). Of the people living abroad, they are mainly engaged in education (11.13%), medial service and healthcare (10.89%), and finance (10.73%). To improve the accuracy of the registered information and ensure the integrity and validity of the information, members of the committee will make continued efforts to optimize the talent information registration system in order to provide reliable scientific data for the establishment of talent policies.

Furthermore, four local higher education institutions were commissioned by the members of committee earlier to carry out an in-depth survey research on the demand of talents in gaming, hotel, food and beverage, retailing and MICE industries. After discussion, the Task Force of Planning and Evaluation plans to explore further the feasibility of relevant study. They also carried out discussion on the objects/industries of the next phase research.

Members of the Task Force of Planning and Evaluation in attendance included: Yeung Tsun Man, Leong Lai, Yu Wing Yat, Lao Chi Ngai, Fong Ka Chio, Tai Wa Hou, Ung Choi Kun, Sio Un I, Chan Chi Fong, Sou Chio Fai.

Task Force of Planning and Evaluation initiates evaluation work of manpower needs of different sectors in Macau

The Task Force of Planning and Evaluation under the Talents Development Committee held the second meeting of the year on 13th August, chaired by Dr. Yeung Tsun Man, convener of the Task Force. During the meeting, Secretariat of the Committee invited delegates of the research teams from the University of Macau, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Institute for Tourism Studies and Macau University of Science and Technology to report on the preliminary results of the "Survey on Manpower Needs in Five Major Sectors - Phase 1".

In order to enable the SAR Government to more accurately grasp the current status or next 3-6 years of manpower needs of different posts in major sectors in Macau, the Committee commissioned four local higher education institutions earlier to carry out in-depth survey on the gaming, hospitality, catering, retailing and MICE industries. Delegates of the research team from each higher education institution briefed the survey results of the first phase respectively at the meeting. After listening to the reports by various parties, members of the Committee proposed their recommendations based on the report contents and statistical data collection and improvement, including: add analysis on the impact of social and economic adjustment on manpower needs of different sectors; clearly specify the survey hours and research methodology; clearly classify and define the posts of each sector; and clearly describe the external factors to reduce ambiguity of statistical data, etc. After thorough discussion, the Task Force will carry on the work of Phase 1 study based on the five sectors mentioned above, improving data collection and initiating, step by step, the evaluation work of manpower needs of different sectors in Macau.

Members of the Task Force of Planning and Evaluation in attendance included: Yeung Tsun Man, Chan Chi Fong, Yu Wing Yat, Lao Chi Ngai, Fong Ka Chio, Ung Choi Kun, Sou Chio Fai.

Task Force of Planning and Evaluation under the Talents Development Committee discusses enhancement on talents database

Hosted by Dr Yeung Tsun Man, the convener of the Task Force of Planning and Evaluation under the Talents Development Committee, the group held its first meeting of 2015. During the meeting, secretariat of the Committee reported that 6,010 Macao residents have registered on the database of the Talents Information System until 31 January 2015. The Secretariat is now enhancing the contents of the database and will soon commence research and analysis of talents in the focal industries, hoping to collect more referential data for planning and formulation of policies and measures relevant to talents cultivation.

According to the report of the secretariat, the registrants are mainly within the 21-40 age group, and more than 80% of whom are residing in Macao, whereas the rest are living in either Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, USA or UK, etc. Among those currently residing in Macao, 65.79% possess a Bachelor’s Degree, 19.23% with a Masters’ Degree, 4.36% with a certificate or diploma, and 2.46% were educated to the tertiary level, 2.33% are PhD holders. For those residing outside Macao, 50.15% are Bachelors’ Degree holders, 28.38% are Masters’ Degree holders, 7.58% possess certificates or diplomas, and 5.20% are PhD holders. More than 50% of the registrants are with licenses/qualifications, and the average number of licences or qualifications is 1.29 items. The categories with the highest number of registrants providing information about licenses/qualifications are languages, information technology, tourism, hotel, convention, business administration and finance sectors.

The secretariat is performing ongoing enhancement on the database, such as adding the working population and economic development data, as well as liaising with institutions and enterprises on their demands for talents in different stages. Participating committee members believed that a constant enhancement of data is the direction as it gives suggestions on further in-depth and detailed analysis. It is believe that the enhancement will help to obtain the accurate data on the demands of talents in the industries.

To have a better idea of the flow and changes among higher education graduates of Macao, Teng Sio Hong, the head of higher education research and planning from the Tertiary Education Services Office was invited to give a presentation on ‘choices of furthering studies and occupations of university graduates of Macao in 2014’, and ‘the post-graduation research conducted among university graduates in Macao’. The targets of these two researches on vocational and furthering studies were fresh graduates and those graduated for just one year.

Committee members in attendance of the Planning and Evaluation Task Force included: Yeung Tsun Man, Leong Lai, Chan Chi Fong, Yu Wing Yat, Fong Ka Chio, Tai Wa Hou, Ung Choi Kun, Sio Un I, Sou Chio Fai. The committee members in observation included: Tai Wong Kuai Leng, Pang Su Seng.