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  1. Women make worst customers: survey

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Women are four times more troublesome as customers than men, who are, however, more aggressive and sometimes threatening, according to a survey of frontline ... that their female customers were 'more troublesome'. The Vital Employee Service Consultancy conducted a survey of 500 employees in October. 'Women are prone to express their emotions,' ...

  2. Leadership schemes for women still on hold

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Numerous studies have documented the vast under-representation of women in senior management. But despite the disparity, many Hong Kong companies still lack specific programmes to address the issue. According to a recent survey by Mercer, 46 per cent of firms sampled in Hong Kong have no targeted development initiatives for women leaders. While the precise reasons for this have yet ...

  3. More jobs for women than in US, study finds

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Women in China have more opportunities to participate in the workforce, secure quality jobs and access efficient health-care services than those in the US, a survey on the gap ... in recent years, including guaranteeing women's rights to lease and manage contracted land in rural areas. The Marriage Law was also revised to include basic provisions outlawing domestic ...

  4. Pregnancy is costing us our jobs, say women

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

    ... Anita Lam A union has warned that Hong Kong's declining birth rate could fall further following a surge in complaints from women who said they were having to choose between a second child and their jobs. The warning came on Mother's Day yesterday after two women spoke of their unhappy experiences at work after they told their employers they were pregnant. 'My ...

  5. Labour laws 'unfair to women'

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland's labour laws are discriminatory as they force women to retire five years earlier than men, according to a delegate at the ninth conference of the All China Women's Federation. Xia Yinlan, a professor of the Political Science and Law University in Beijing and a member of a taskforce drafting a new law on the matter, told state media that women too should ...

  6. Women continue to rise to the challenge of finding work

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... The traditional notion of men as sole breadwinner and women as housewives has come under challenge, with new statistics showing a drop in the employment rate among men, while more women are joining the workforce. According to the government's 'Women and Men in Hong Kong Key Statistics' report, which was released yesterday, employment rates among women have edged up ...

  7. Women can save workforce: report

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Quinton Chan and Donald Asprey Women should be encouraged to seek employment as a way to ease the effects of an ageing population on the workforce, according to a paper that will be released today by a government advisory body. The paper, prepared by the high-level Council for Sustainable Development headed by Chief Secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan, says encouraging more women ...

  8. Executives admit the strain of long hours

    Posted Mar 31st 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... that their work interfered with their ability to have strong relationships with their children, as did a third of women. These extreme workers also tended to neglect their intimate relationships. More than half of the male executives and 80 per cent of the women said they would not be able to keep up with the demands of a 60-plus hour working week for more than a year. But the study, ...

  9. New help for victims of sexual violence questioned

    Posted Jun 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Against Women, called the plan very disappointing. 'How can a centre take care of victims of both sexes and even their families from all over Hong Kong, and on a 24-hour basis? Victims ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Jan 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pub employees attacked Four Putonghua-speaking women allegedly injured two employees in a Tsim Sha Tsui pub. A dispute erupted when the male employees thought the four were drunk and refused to sell them alcohol in the pub in Knutsford Terrace at 1.50am. The women fled before police arrived. ...




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