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  1. Efforts to battle human-trafficking to be boosted

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Public Security Minister Meng Jianzhu pledged yesterday to step up efforts to fight human-trafficking, saying the battle faced 'unprecedented challenges'. ... trafficking and reintegration programmes for victims, making the fight all the more difficult. 'The goal to completely eliminate human-trafficking has not been reached yet. The crime ...

  2. Slowdown to weigh on human capital

    Posted May 05th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Chan

    ... To optimise performance, companies will dedicate teams to access every piece of human capital data to facilitate analyses ranging from employee engagement and productivity to achieving the right mix ... oil prices, also underscored worries about rising inflation and the falling proportion of executives who expected they could raise prices. The Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Consulate accused of age bias

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the private sector or between individuals cannot be redressed legally,' she said. Human Rights Monitor director Law Yuk-kai said the consulate's job advertisement appeared discriminatory, ... Albert Wong and Fanny W. Y. Fung The French consulate is under scrutiny for possible age discrimination after specifying an age range for a job that rights activists said did not seem ...

  5. Right strategy key to tackling 'talent crunch'

    Posted May 12th 2007, 12:00am by Eileen Lian

    ... because 'talent has a lot of choices' there, he said. 'Talent has all the cards right now.' The recruiting problems in China were not problems that could be solved with money, ...

  6. Let's be practical about rights

    Posted Jun 01st 2006, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... prices. The report's British release coincides with an outburst of controversies pitting human rights against pragmatism. Amnesty International says that the new Terrorism Act- which increases the maximum time police can detain terror suspects without charge from 14 to 28 days- will cause 'serious human rights violations'. An even more pointed conflict between human ...

  7. Plight of foreign maids highlighted by rights group

    Posted May 21st 2005, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... are common and, coupled with rampant abuse, make domestic employment a dangerous profession in Malaysia. Police, human rights organisations and the Indonesian embassy receive thousands of complaints of maid abuse each year. Veteran human rights campaigner Irene Fernandez, director of a non-governmental organisation that runs a shelter for abused maids, said: 'Foreign domestic workers ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Time-money balance important to get right

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... expect to have less money. Time management has become a life skill in its own right that is not necessarily interdependent with money. Advice on how to master it abounds as much as that on money ...

  10. HK keeps No 1 ranking for economic freedom

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Hong Kong remains the world's freest economy for the 16th straight year amid a global slide in economic freedom due to the financial crisis, according to a report just released. The city scored 89.7 out of 100 in the 2010 Index of Econom ...




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