Another life after work
Our three IS workers all agree that there’s more to Hactl than just professional satisfaction during work hours. For them, Hactl is a company that provides a wide variety of rewarding social and other activities after the day’s work is done.
Take Cherry as an example: beyond her day job, she has another role — as Jardine Ambassador. That has allowed her to represent Hactl in preparations for large-scale charity events such as Walk Up Jardine House and CENTRAL Rat Race — working alongside colleagues from other Jardine group companies. “I’ve had the opportunity to meet colleagues from different areas of the group, as well as others I would not normally get to know: such as students, people with mental illness and those in recovery. For me, that’s extremely meaningful. And my boss and colleagues have been very supportive!” She points at Sing sitting next to her and adds: “He has also represented the company many times in the “Walk Up Jardine House” event, and the results were very impressive!” Sing is well known for his sporting ability, and modestly responds: “Well, running up stairs is so easy!”
Terry, too, is an active member of the company outside working hours: “Two years ago, I participated in the short film competition during ‘Green Week’, to promote environmental protection. In taking part, I realised that many of my colleagues have hidden talents: some are great screenwriters, while others are expert in film editing. In that competition, Sing was also a screenwriter and actor in the short film.” Sing simply smiles and responds in typically self-effacing manner: “People are just being polite. It's nothing big.” The three of them continue to tease each other, and the room is filled with laughter.
These three enthusiastic young IT professionals, each with their own unique talent, have discovered that they can work hard and play hard at Hactl. So, if you thought the “IT guys” in Hactl are always the ones with thick glasses, who are no good at socialising and just sit at computers all day writing programmes — it's time to change your ideas!