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  1. Banks lose shine among local business students

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Once the symbol of security, bank jobs seem to be losing their appeal for university students. A survey that ranks the popularity of Hong Kong's major employers found that various banks, with the exception of HSBC, slipped up to 10 places this year. Stockholm-based consultancy Universum, which conducted the survey, blamed the grim economy ...

  2. HSBC staff plan to take sick leave in job protest

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Lulu Chen HSBC employees are planning a 'sick-leave protest' next week after a rumour made the rounds that the bank will sack up to 1,000 people after the Lunar New Year holiday. An online campaign is calling for HSBC staff to phone in sick next Thursday, when the bank reopens for business after a three-day break. The brewing labour dispute comes ...

  3. HKIB talk offers key to banking

    Posted Nov 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis A free seminar has been organised to provide insights into the qualifications needed and the expectations of employers seeking to hire fresh banking recruits. Co-organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) and Classified Post, the November 18 workshop, entitled 'Getting into banking has never been easier', will be presented in Cantonese and aimed ...

  4. 100 HSBC staff fired as part of bigger cull

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the information technology and private banking units and included staff at the managerial and frontline levels. Unionists accused the bank of a lack of social responsibility and urged HSBC staff not to work more than one hour of overtime a day to express their discontent. The Hong Kong Banking Employees' Association, one of the major unions for local bank staff, said members working ...

  5. Hang Seng Bank staff to enjoy pay rise of up to 12pc

    Posted Jan 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff at Hang Seng Bank can expect a pay rise of up to 12 per cent this year - their highest for 14 years. In an internal circular issued to the bank's 7,800 employees yesterday, ... the circular said these would be determined after the bank's annual financial performance was known in March. Hang Seng Bank is the third-largest money lender in Hong Kong by assets. It is also ...

  6. Bank to open Saturdays

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter Banking giant HSBC will resume full counter services at its branches on Saturday mornings from January and will hire 200 staff for the purpose. Under the plan, all HSBC ... services. The changes will take effect from January 2. Opening hours on weekdays remain unchanged. Diana Cesar, head of general banking in the bank's personal financial services division, said ...

  7. Bank initiatives raise interest for employees

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by May George

    ... Established financial institution finds new ways to ensure its workforce is diverse and well taken care of, writes May George Best Company for Women: HSBC The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking ... of corporate responsibility and sustainability, Asia-Pacific, has worked for the bank for more than 20 years. 'I'm the chairperson of the diversity committee for Hong Kong and Asia-Pacific ...

  8. Worst is 'almost over for HSBC in HK'

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com HSBC says the worst is nearly over for the bank's operations in Hong Kong, as its restructuring plans in the city are to be wrapped up by the end of the second quarter. But the bank would not say how many Hong Kong employees it had laid off or how many it planned to let go as it concluded its cutbacks. Last week it said there would be fewer job ...

  9. Bosses make us work overtime off the record, say banking staff

    Posted May 08th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Banking staff say they have been made to work overtime off the record by branch managers. One employee, who gave his name as David and has been in banking for more than 10 years, said some ... off-duty time at 6.30pm on our record, there is no way we can trace our overtime payment.' Hong Kong Banking Employees Association vice-chairman Yu Siu-wa said there had been reports ...

  10. Banks may need 1,000 new staff for extra service

    Posted Jul 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Banks may have to hire 1,000 new staff as they bring in a five-day working week while extending branch opening hours. They may also face pressure for pay rises, particularly ... a five-day working week in September. Peter Wong Tung-shun, chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Banks, expects some competitors to follow suit. Mr Wong, an HSBC executive director, said ...




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