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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  8. Right balance vital to safeguard our children

    Posted Feb 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The commission proposes that employers should be able to have checks made on these people for convictions for a specified list of sexual offences. But, to safeguard the human rights and privacy ... Striking a balance between protection of children and the rights of sex offenders who have paid their debt to society can be a difficult task. Yet Hong Kong's current system provides ...

  9. Foreign workers must have equal rights, court rules

    Posted Apr 20th 2005, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur A court has ruled that foreign workers have the same legal rights and are entitled to the same benefits as local workers, even though most of them are not members of a trade union. Labour and human rights activists welcomed the unanimous decision by a three-member bench of the Court of Appeal as a boon for the 2.6 million foreign workers ...

  10. Protest of 1,000 migrant workers turns violent, says rights group

    Posted Dec 10th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem and Lilian Zhang in Shanghai About 1,000 disgruntled migrant workers clashed with police in a suburb of Shanghai on Monday, a rights group said yesterday. More than 300 police were involved in the incident, which resulted in 10 of the protesters being injured and at least one police vehicle being damaged, the Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights ...




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