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  1. Managing new graduates in the workplace

    Posted Jul 01st 2006, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... for newly hired graduates when they begin their careers. According to Gracemary Leung, who prepares students for life beyond the classrooms, there is scope for human resources managers to be more sensitive to the unique challenges of fresh graduates. 'My advice to HR managers is that new graduates, even though enthusiastic and highly motivated when taking up new posts, need time ...

  2. Prestigious school in for the long haul

    Posted Sep 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... Kong, Australia's Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) is the largest by an enrolment mile and has one of the longest track records, dating back more than a decade in partnership ... in handy for career prospects, and Macquarie's is one of the longest and most broadly established. More than 3,000 senior managers have graduated in Hong Kong and Singapore, and work ...

  3. Second-tier firms also on hunt for talent

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... Tim Metcalfe WHILE MOST GRADUATES flock to the Big Four, Hong Kong's 'second-tier' accounting firms are also in the market for new talent. Grant Thornton, with close to 200 professionals in Hong Kong and 80 in Beijing and Shanghai, usually hires about 15 graduates a year. Last year, though, it took on 20, offering salaries of about $10,000 a month. 'Based on our ...

  4. Smart business needs smart staff

    Posted Nov 26th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... in the rareified environment of a laboratory complex. SAE is always on the lookout for bright graduates predominantly in physics, mechanics, material science and electronics. 'We recruit about 20 ... graduates with diplomas, higher diplomas and basic degrees. But over the past two or three years, in tandem with the quantum leaps and bounds of technological development, the company now looks ...

  5. Big Four on aggressive recruitment drive

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... Graduate accountants are being hotly pursued by international firms as they increase their target numbers from Hong Kong and China universities, writes Tim Metcalfe WITH FOREIGN companies ... world-class accountancy advice, and many are turning to Hong Kong firms to provide it. This demand in the sector is creating a corresponding increase in the number of openings for graduates, who find ...

  6. Wow factor wins over new recruits

    Posted Dec 11th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... DBS Bank's recruitment drive has a surprise twist that is proving irresistible to fresh graduates, writes Tim Metcalfe AS HONG KONG banks focus more intently on the lucrative financial planning sector, there is no clearer sign that competition is hotting up for graduates in the industry than starting salaries- which currently average $10,000. High staff turnover ...

  7. Training scheme keeps talent in the pipeline

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... for motorists, being responsible for endless roadworks, it is also one of the world's most admired gas companies. Its graduate training scheme ranks among the most popular in Hong Kong, with more ... numbers more than 8,000 and continues to grow, with graduate trainees groomed for the front line. 'Without the graduate trainees, we could not expand at such a pace,' Mr Yeung said. ...

  8. Opportunity knocks for an army of returnees

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... the domestic talent pool, companies are also focusing on localising management with grooming programmes for home-grown graduates. MBA programmes were only introduced in China in 1990, but have since ... accession to the World Trade Organisation. A spokesman for MIT Sloan's programme says: 'The vision is to prepare graduate management students in China for careers in the global arena, ...

  9. Be master of strategic thinking

    Posted Aug 20th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... University's School of Continuing Education. Its graduate diploma in project management requires a higher diploma in a relevant discipline with five years of work experience. Applicants ... surveyors, engineers, construction managers, property and real estate managers, and those from the IT and business sectors. Graduates can apply for membership of the Australian Institute of Project ...

  10. Getting to grips with the world of capital gains

    Posted Aug 27th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... Singapore and Tokyo, recruitment of graduate trainees has doubled over the past year. Of the 400 graduates recruited globally this year, a quarter were from the Asia-Pacific region- with about 20 ... competitive, at the top end of the graduate scale' and the programme has a high retention rate. Trainee Ji Hyung said: 'It's good to be so close to the action, where all the excitement ...




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