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SPAR China focus on people development

September 13, 2018 IN THE CATEGORY: People

The 2018 SPAR China Human Resources (HR) Conference was held in Beijing recently. The event was hosted by SPAR Beijing and brought together nearly 30 HR professionals from regional partners and organisations to share ideas and initiatives under the theme 'Investing in Our People in a New Retail World'.

SPAR Beijing’s General Manager, Madam Xiao Ying, opened the Conference and delivered her keynote speech by noting ways to improve business efficiency. Su Wei, Head of Finance and Administration at SPAR China shared some of the key learnings from this year’s SPAR International HR Conference, held in France. She also updated delegates on the new SPAR Learning Academy and how it can support people development in China.

The event was well attended by SPAR Partners from across China as well as by HR experts providing additional insights from outside the organisation. Discussions were held on how to attract and retain talent with the various partners presenting their latest organisational innovations and developments in staff training. Jerome Chevrier, SPAR China’s Managing Director, was also at the conference, highlighting the support which partners receive from the central office in all business areas.

The annual Conference is just another tool which reflects how the regional SPAR China Partners leverage resources, share expertise and drive business growth, better together.

Source: SPAR China

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About SPAR China

SPAR was introduced to China in 2004 with the signing of the licence agreement for Shandong Province. This was followed by the addition of more partners, and now SPAR has eight partners in nine provinces: Shandong, Guangdong, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Beijing, Sichuan, Henan, Hebei and Yunnan.

The privately-owned retail chains licensed to operate SPAR have a cooperative relationship in line with the original SPAR mission of working together to reduce costs, maximise sales and increase profits. The SPAR China Partners, whilst part of a leading international group, maintain 100% local ownership.