One of Huawei’s core values is Inspiring Dedication. We encourage employees to develop their expertise, and at the same time we help them realize their individual value. We provide both monetary and non-monetary incentives to promote employee well-being.
At Huawei, we have implemented a competitive compensation system. We have established long-term partnerships with consultancies (e.g., the Hay Group, Mercer, and Aon Hewitt), regularly surveyed compensation data, and promptly adjusted employee compensation based on survey results, corporate performance, and individual performance. There is no gender bias in our compensation standards.
We employ a “Contribute and Share” bonus distribution system, which links employee bonuses to corporate, departmental, and individual performance. In line with our corporate compensation policy, we have reviewed the bonus distribution plan each year and revised it as necessary. In 2015, we continued implementing the Time-based Unit Plan (TUP) worldwide, granting time-based units to employees so they can share in the benefits of Huawei’s growth. This long-term incentive mechanism aligns employees’ personal contributions with the company’s long-term development, thus allowing for Huawei’s continuing success.
We have implemented an effective employee benefits system, which acts as an umbrella to protect our employees. Employee benefits include three parts: social insurance, commercial insurance, and medical assistance. Apart from mandatory insurance plans, we offer every employee global accident insurance, critical illness insurance, life insurance, medical insurance, and business travel insurance, as well as other forms of commercial insurance. We have also implemented medical assistance mechanisms to protect our employees under special circumstances. By combining these three types of employee benefits, we are able to offer sufficient benefits to spare employees from troubles and difficulties.
Natural disasters, critical illnesses, and deteriorating safety situations in certain regions have considerable implications for employee health and safety. Huawei regards employee safety as a top priority, at all times and under all circumstances. We convey this principle to our employees, and have collaborated with international insurance companies and emergency rescue institutions to offer 24/7 employee healthcare services all over the world. In the event of an emergency, we waste no time in rapidly taking action. For employees suffering from critical illnesses or accidental injuries, we help them and their families address financial concerns and mental pressures. Employee care is an integral part of our corporate obligations.
Taking Rapid Response Measures to Protect Employee Health and Safety
On April 25, 2015, a devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 8.1 on the Richter scale struck Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The earthquake caused a great number of fatalities and injuries and left several buildings in ruins.
In the aftermath of the earthquake, we took a series of measures to guard against potential epidemics that could compromise employee health. For example, we provided medical supplies for healthcare and epidemic prevention, and offered professional onsite medical support to local employees. We also enlisted International SOS doctors to provide three-week onsite healthcare services to employees in our Kathmandu-based Huawei Nepal Project Camp. Additional actions were taken to prevent epidemics and diseases, such as managing drinking water; ensuring a healthy living environment and personal hygiene (e.g., requiring everyone to use disinfectant for when washing hands); taking protective measures for employees and vehicles going out of the camp; and monitoring, in real time, the health and day-to-day changes in temperature of employees who continued to work onsite after the disaster.
During the disaster relief period, all our local employees remained in good health, and no one was infected with cholera, measles, or respiratory infectious diseases. Thus, our employees were able to effectively support local disaster relief and network recovery efforts.
International SOS doctor giving a training course on first aid