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  1. Agency draws the line on staff turnover

    Posted Aug 21st 2004, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... ratio in property agency business than in other trades. 'We are losing an average of 100 sales staff and recruiting over 100 sales staff per month.' said Melody So, senior associate director at Centaline Property Agency. 'It translates into a significantly lower rate than before and shows that our human resources policies are really having an effect.' Staff turnover ...

  2. Ruling on workers' commissions takes effect

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... The city's two biggest property agencies, Centaline and Midland Holdings, which employ more than 6,000 agents whose earnings are made mostly from commissions, said they had no plan to require staff ...

  3. Call to put job training under just one agency

    Posted May 30th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... agency to ensure better planning and organisation, said the new chairman of the Employees Retraining Board. Michael Tien Puk-sun, who became chairman of the statutory body last month, also said ... available. 'They have to look at training in totality- all ages, all backgrounds,' he said. 'Eventually they have to decide whether there should be a central agency looking at all ...

  4. Number of HK workers in Macau soars to record high

    Posted Apr 17th 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... workers. They never think of it this way- Hongkongers arrive to help build Macau and raise their salary level.' Macau's bullish property market has also lured much young and ambitious talent from Hong Kong. At the Centaline Property Agency in Macau, 60 per cent of staff at the management level have come from Hong Kong. 'It's a new market full of challenges and growth ...

  5. Pay push spurred by surging demand for workers

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Most of the cuts had fallen on metalworkers, whose jobs were confined to sites. But demand for metalworkers is about to increase. Centaline Property Agency research chief Wong Leung-sing said ...

  6. Complaints about helper agencies rise

    Posted May 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Complaints about agencies providing domestic helpers are on the increase, with employers feeling cheated when new staff never arrive, quit within days of starting or lack the necessary skills. The Consumer Council received 260 complaints about agencies last year, a 21 per cent increase on the 2010 total of 214. The city has 290,000 domestic helpers, ...

  7. Welfare agencies amass cash pile

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Agnes Lam Social welfare agencies subsidised by the government are sitting on about HK$2.05 billion in reserves built up under the controversial lump-sum grant funding ... organisations that receive money under the scheme - and which provide 80 per cent of the city's social welfare services - 87 have a reserve of more than the limit allowed. Welfare agencies ...

  8. Blacklist urged for bosses and agencies who abuse maids

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun A local concern group has urged the government to blacklist employers and employment agencies that abuse domestic helpers financially or physically, and encouraged maids to seek ... are beaten, underpaid or overcharged by their employers and agencies. The coalition cited the case of Tunipa, 26, who was offered only HK$2,200 a month to work for a three-member family between ...

  9. Pay prospects improve as economy picks up

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Yee-ping, managing director of personnel agency Centaline Julie's Personnel Consultants, warned workers should be aware that while the job market is picking up, growth is uneven and the pace varies by sector. 'Frontline staff such as salespeople are benefiting from the recovery, but support staff aren't. The legal sector has not picked up even though property and commercial ...

  10. Indonesian consulate may allow helpers to avoid agency fees

    Posted Aug 09th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The Indonesian consulate may allow domestic helpers renewing contracts with the same employer to avoid paying thousands of dollars in fees to recruitment agencies ... of such contract renewals - meaning they would not need conducting through a recruitment agency. A final decision rests with Indonesian consul general Ferry Adamhar, who returns from holiday today. ...




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