The first UM Industry Exchange (UMINEX), co-organised by the Department of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Macau (UM), and the Macau Greater Bay Area Human Resources Association (Macau GBAHR), was held successfully in UM’s Faculty of Business Administration (FBA). The event provided an informal platform for industry practitioners and academics to exchange ideas on contemporary issues, especially those related to human resources (HR) management.

With the theme being ‘Current Labour Market under the Pandemic’, the event brought together a team of experienced HR practitioners, led by Ms Jacinta Ho and Mr Clarence Wong, as well as faculty members and master’s students of UM’s Department of Management and Marketing. Prof Jacky Hong, head of the department, welcomed the delegation from Macau GBAHR on behalf of the FBA. He stressed the importance the FBA attaches to establishing long-term partnership with the local business community.

During the event, HR practitioners outlined what happened in their companies during the pandemic and shared their experience in epidemic prevention and control in the past year, covering different aspects of HR management. They also had an in-depth discussion with UM faculty members and students on their experience and theories of epidemic prevention and control. Participants also discussed new behavioural models for employees and companies in the post-epidemic era. The next event will be held in three months.