Day 3 of the Highered Global Talent Summit had two parallel programs – Talent Connect and Company Visit. Talent Connect provided companies with the opportunity to meet and/or interview candidates of their interest by utilizing the five CV Books Highered compiled. Prior to the Summit, Highered collected CV Books from top EFMD schools encompassing Bachelor, MBA, Specialised Masters, Finance/Accounting, and Tech/STEM streams. The high-quality CV Books were expected to deliver tangible values to corporates for supporting their talent pipelines.
Company Visit was the other program the Summit offered. JinkoSolar, the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer, and DNV GL, a global leader in the accredited registrar and classification society, hosted company visits at their Shanghai Headquarters respectively. On morning May 10, 23 school and company participants visited JinKoSolar with Amber Wigmore Alvarez, CIO at Highered, and Daisy Wang, Head of China at Highered. Participants experienced high-tech inspired company environment and learned JinkoSolar’s history, culture, and values following a guided tour by Alound Hong, Global HR&Admin Director of JinkoSolar.
Mr. Alound Hong explains JinkoSolar’s history to school and company visitors
The day happened to be the graduation day for JinkoSolar’s Global Commercial Management Trainee Program. Participants joined part of the ceremony and took the chance to exchange ideas of talent recruitment and management with staff from JinkoSolar.
School and company visitors toured JinKoSolar’s offices
Established in 2006, JinkoSolar has grown into an international company with over 12,000 employees across 6 productions facilities, and more than 30 overseas subsidiaries. In 2016, JinkoSolar ranked 16th among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies. In 2017, JinkoSolar consolidated its leading position in the world by virtue of the 9.8GW shipment. As a dynamic Chinese company growing rapidly on a global basis, JinkoSolar always looks for talent with an international outlook. Valuing Highered’s exclusive talent network which covers 600 top management and business schools in 90 countries. JinkoSolar partnered with Highered in 2019.
In the afternoon, nearly 20 school participants joined the visit to DNV GL’s Shanghai Headquarter – the most energy-efficient buildings in Shanghai. Per Askeland, General Manager at DNV GL, hosted the gathering and shared his insights on how a Norwegian multinational corporation establishes its business in China with localized corporate culture and talent management strategies.
DNV GL is an international accredited registrar and classification society headquartered in Høvik, Norway. The company currently has about 14,500 employees and 350 offices operating in more than 100 countries, and provides services for several industries including maritime, renewable energy, oil & gas, electrification, food & beverage, and healthcare.
The visits to JinkoSolar and DNV GL marked the conclusion of the first Highered Global Talent Summit. The Summit, as Highered’s newest effort in promoting communications and cooperations between schools and corporates regarding talent recruitment and development, will continue to bring values to all participants in the next Summits in Paris and in Shanghai.