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  1. Eliminating the daily trudge

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Tiffany Wong

    ... practices had been in place globally since 1956, said Mr Tong. As technology developed over time, IBM adopted it naturally to help create a mobile workforce- with a push in 1995 accompanying ... Written by Tiffany Wong Hong Kong has some catching up to do as an increasing number of companies adopt work-from-home practices What would you do with your time if you could eliminate ...

  2. Flexible approach attracts top staff

    Posted Jan 06th 2007, 12:00am by Yenni Kwok

    ... Yenni Kwok Resources Global Professionals allows its 'associates' to choose which projects they want to work on ACCOUNTANTS AND FINANCE professionals are undoubtedly among ... for Resources Global Professionals, a multinational firm that provides accounting, finance, audit, information management, human resources management, legal and other services to corporate clients. ...

  3. Danes strike a happy balance

    Posted Apr 16th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... predecessor the EEC) has conducted a survey to determine who the happiest Europeans are. And every year the Danes come out smiling on top. Last November, a global 'happiness atlas' compiled ... time. It is hard not to conclude that here lie the reasons for the nation's generally enviable quality of life. Danish consul-general S?ren Kragholm says: 'I believe that our approach ...

  4. Global stocks rally boosts pension funds

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... for the retirement-fund market. 'Retirement funds have recorded three years of negative returns as markets suffered after the global sell-off in equities,' he said. Stock markets benefited from improved ... months, while the Hang Seng Index has risen 10.9 per cent. Bonds are also doing well in the low-interest rate environment. Mr Konyn said it was time for employees to consider changing their MPF ...

  5. Firms jump on the global RPO wagon

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... to open branches in Mumbai and Beijing. Another provider of recruitment process outsourcing in Asia is global firm Hudson, which sees RPO as its biggest area of growth. The company launched its ... Besides reducing costs, other claimed benefits include an improved quality of hires, and a shorter hiring lead time. Outsourcing the hiring function has the added benefit of shifting underutilised ...

  6. HK's ageing population 'is a ticking time bomb'

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... Kate Watson As Hong Kong's population ages, people's worrying lack of retirement funds is akin to a ticking time bomb, according to financial services pundits. And to offset ... to encourage people to contribute more is a positive move, according to Hong Kong-based Philip Tso, principal investment consultant with global consulting firm Watson Wyatt Worldwide. 'We know ...

  7. MPF investments pay off for first time since launch

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... funds, which invest in bank time deposits, were the worst performers with a return of 0.13 per cent, compared with 0.39 per cent in 2002. Bond funds reported a return of 6.06 per cent, down from ... years of negative returns, the global equity markets have staged a turnaround since last March. Last year, Asian equity markets went up by 30 to 40 per cent while the US and European funds grew ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Officials need more time before releasing national education data

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com No access to public consultation data The government says it needs more time before it can release key findings of a public consultation that led ... was not readily available. Citing a provision of the Code on Access to Information, the bureau said the request would require extra time to process due to the "exceptional" nature of the case. ...

  9. Mutual benefits arise from striking a balance

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... 'When business is not good, employers could consider offering part-time mode, sabbatical or study leave to people,' Mr Chiu said. 'In so doing, the company can save jobs and won't ...

  10. Give helpers minimum wage, but make them pay their own bills

    Posted Jan 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and can safely say that we would all be glad to pay our domestic helpers more, but then they should live separately. They could turn up for work like office workers. Travel time to and from work would not be included as work time. This would eat into their leisure time, but such is the case for the rest of the population. Perhaps they could turn up at 9am, have lunch from 1pm to 2 pm ...




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