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Focus Groups

BBAM sets up Focus Groups to address issues that are important to our members and the Macao business community, including:


HR Advisory Group

The BBAM Macao Human Resources Advisory Group is affiliated to BBAM in the form of a sub-committee.

The BBAM HR Advisory Group’s mandate is to act as a forum for HR professionals to meet and discuss common issues in a neutral environment. Numerous HR issues are addressed, including:

  • HR law (English versions)
  • Staff Retention
  • Retrenchment
  • Outsourcing
  • Outplacement
  • Benchmarking
  • Recruitment/personnel agencies and licensing requirements
  • Foreign imported labour/Expatriate Service/Expatriate Employment
  • Ethics relating to HR including human trafficking.

MANDATE of HR Advisory Group

To throw further light on these fields the BBAM HR Advisory Group has been active in inviting leaders in the HR field, from both industry and academia, to address members in several seminars or speaker lunches held over the past years and in the future.

  • Liaison with members of BBAM on all matters pertaining to the HR industry.
  • Important HR announcements to be put up on the website.
  • Human trafficking.
  • Training/mentoring of Macau’s workforce – BBAM to invite academics and training/education facilitators to address the committee and its members on:
    1. Student counselling and preparation for entry to the workforce
    2. The aging population
    3. Importation of labour and its impact on the local workforce
    4. Labour unions
    5. Salary benchmarking
    6. New labour laws/New part-time law/Minimum Wages/Provident Fund
    7. Retrenchment
    8. Hiring processes – traditional methods versus newly established social networking methods of recruitment
    9. Sexual Harassment in the workplace
    10. The young workforce|
    11. Data Privacy
    12. Off Work Calls/Work/Emails vs Overtime Pay
    13. Part-time/Casual Work
    14. Expatriate Assistance