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  1. Help raise funds to protect human rights

    Posted Feb 10th 2007, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Elizabeth Horscroft If you feel strongly about human rights issues, there is a vacancy with a Nobel Prize-winning organisation that could be just for you. Amnesty International (AI) is an internationally renowned human rights organisation, with more than 1.8 million members, supporters and subscribers in more than 150 countries and territories. AI's local chapter, Amnesty ...

  2. Corporate human rights police should start by looking in the mirror

    Posted Jul 30th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... place if all companies observed their provisions for human rights. But when two Hong Kong University researchers made that point in an article we published yesterday on our opinions page, 'Hong Kong Inc's human rights test', they forgot about what the shareholders might say. Corporate responsibility does not start in the boardroom. It starts in the stock market. ...

  3. Oracle software forecasts a brighter future for human resource solutions

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Many of today's top businesses manage human capital as a strategic asset. They know that success depends on aligning the workforce with business targets and having clear criteria to measure performance and gauge overall corporate progress. A key to this is not just having the right computer hardware, but also having enterprise software products specifically designed ...

  4. Corporate profits have a human cost

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... labour rights are the favourites of manufacturers. Big corporations take advantage of low production costs to make fat profits while factory workers put their health and sometimes even lives ...

  5. Wage floor dents HK's title as freest economy

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chun-wan welcomed the ranking and described the government as an 'active facilitator' that provided a level playing field for businesses. The index considers 10 factors: property rights ...

  6. Human touch key to justice in bank blunder

    Posted Oct 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... no one knows what goes in them, so the contents are the sole responsibility of the renters. But DBS was right not to assert the validity of its get-out provisions too strongly. This case is so ... about the rules and regulations governing the administration of safe deposit boxes in Hong Kong. Monetary and banking authorities are right to be looking at a review of these rules. ...

  7. Human capital in demand

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... banks having already won regulatory approval to offer limited yuan services to mainland residents. 'There's going to be growing pressure for getting the right human capital to run ... Singaporean banks- DBS Bank, United Overseas Bank and OCBC Bank- were trying to incorporate on the mainland after winning the right to offer limited yuan services. Bank officials would open branches ...

  8. Bring rigour to human capital management

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... control,' said Dave Kieffer, worldwide partner for Mercer Human Resource Consulting. To correct this problem, Mercer began developing a methodology almost a decade ago. The idea was to bring a more ... the full potential of the workforce- the so-called 'last asset'- and develop a new discipline of human capital management. 'Investing in people is no longer about hunches,' Mr ...

  9. Real estate law the right answer

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... misleading or false information to manipulate share prices in the stock market, deserve careful consideration when they come up for debate in Legco. Getting the bill right is just the first step. ... officials present a speedier timetable. Consumers are right to expect transparency and ethical codes of conduct to apply to the marketing of property. With self-regulation in the form of guidelines ...

  10. Getting the balance right

    Posted Jul 26th 2007, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... More Hong Kong companies are adopting work-life policies to attract and retain the younger workforce, writes Audrey Parwani While the concept of work-life balance appears to be taking hold within the corporate cultures of many businesses in Hong Kong, tho ...




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