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  1. Beijing unlikely to try to poach Taiwan allies

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei As ties improve across the Taiwan Strait, observers say dramatic switches in diplomatic ties from Taiwan to the mainland during the Olympics are unlikely- but it is possible that the consensus of cordiality could be disrupted at the last minute ...

  2. Chesterton looks to replace poached executives

    Posted Oct 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ernest Kong Competition among international property consultants in Hong Kong to lure experienced valuation staff has intensified, with Savills poaching a team of 36 senior valuation ... and litigation valuation, is now headed by Charles Chan Chiu-kwok, a former managing director of Chesterton. About half of the staff poached will continue at Savills' China operation because most ...

  3. Manulife rules out poaching of staff

    Posted Apr 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Manulife (International) has no intention of sparking an agency poaching war despite a plan to hire 2,000 more agents in the next five years. Newly appointed general manager ... and pension provider in Hong Kong, would achieve the goal by recruitment and would not poach agents from other insurers. 'We believe an expansion of agency force is the key to get more ...

  4. Fishing licences seen as aid to poaching fight

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn The government's proposed fishing licensing system would help protect local fishermen's livelihoods by curbing poaching by mainland vessels, a fisheries official said yesterday. Leung Siu-fai, assistant director of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, told a Legislative Council panel there were no laws allowing marine police to arrest ...

  5. Smart banks try a spot of poaching

    Posted Apr 26th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Poaching has long been endemic in the fiercely competitive insurance industry, where companies have been known to entice entire teams of agents to jump ship for higher salaries ... poaching tactics to build up personnel in a hurry. Banking staff with three to five years' experience are said to be the hottest head-hunting targets. Those with experience in marketing, ...

  6. Traditional insurers fight back by playing the poaching game

    Posted Sep 21st 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu A rash of poaching is threatening to overwhelm the insurance sector as traditional industry players are coming under increasing pressure from banks. With HSBC Holdings topping the table for new insurance business policies sold in the first half, White Collar has learned that traditional insurers are plotting to fight back. And a quick way of boosting sales is to poach ...

  7. Top law firm takes rival to court over poaching claim

    Posted Aug 07th 2003, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Deacons says a US-based company violated their deal not to solicit staff An American-based law firm had inside help when it poached lawyers from Deacons, one of Hong Kong's most ... Liability Partnership, White & Case as well as former Deacons' solicitors Mark Gerard Fairbairn and Edward Anthony Cairns. 'This is a case of poaching, not of local [wildlife] ...

  8. Staff poaching a 'way of life' on the mainland

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Businesses operating in the mainland are resigned to the rampant poaching of staff trained at heavy expense, according to a panel of leading businessmen. Giordano chairman and chief executive Peter Lau said the plunder of employees on the mainland had extended beyond managerial targets to shop-level staff. He was speaking at yesterday's Getting Serious About ...

  9. E&Y poaches staff on the mainland

    Posted Jul 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu A shortage of accountants on the mainland has sparked a poaching war, with some firms willing to triple salaries to lure qualified staff. International accountancy Ernst & Young (E&Y) wants to double its mainland headcount to 6,000 within the next few years to handle a mounting workload driven by merger and acquisition activities and initial public offerings, ...

  10. Australian rogue colleges face poaching, fraud claims

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... Geoffrey Maslen Australia's A$10 billion education export industry has been rocked by accusations that private colleges are defrauding students and poaching others from competing ... courses to foreign students with costly advertising but some have opted to save money and poach them from other institutions. Mr Smith said the rogue institutions hired agents to approach students ...




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