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  1. Reduced hours can open new horizons

    Posted Nov 07th 2009, 12:00am by Rosheen Rodwell

    ... for some. One of those who in hindsight has benefited from the crisis is Sue Wong, a former marketing manager of a recruitment firm who was told to reduce her working hours. 'They cut ... an indicator that they are valued. A revealing survey conducted by recruitment specialist Hays found that more than one in three employees in Hong Kong would rather have their working hours reduced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697554/reduced-hours-can-open-new-horizons
  2. Final showdown in legal battle over doctors' long hours

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Public doctors said their final legal battle against the Hospital Authority over long work hours would be a milestone for improved work conditions and better patient care. More ... Public doctors have been complaining about long working hours for years. While doctors in Europe had their working week cut to 58 hours last year, and further to 48 hours a week this year, many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689573/final-showdown-legal-battle-over-doctors-long-hours
  3. Graduate programme offers solid foundation

    Posted Sep 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Students taking the International Graduate Programme at Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) do not need a finance related degree. International graduate Gary Cheng was an engineering graduate working as an intern at aircraft maintenance company Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company when he decided to apply for the programme. 'I realised I was not really suited ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692208/graduate-programme-offers-solid-foundation
  4. Gold standard gives CFP holders an edge

    Posted Nov 07th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... three years of full-time (if the candidate holds a recognised undergraduate qualification) or 6,000 hours of part-time relevant work experience. Alternatively, six years' experience ... Financial Planner] CFP certification is regarded as the gold standard of financial planning and continues to underscore IFPHK's main goal to uphold the highest standards to benefit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697542/gold-standard-gives-cfp-holders-edge
  5. Need to regulate working hours

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... out what is right and wrong to them. This would reduce the burden on grandparents and there will be fewer accidents. Second, the government should set laws regarding working hours ... Thanks for your letter, Tsz-kwan. Legislating the number of hours per working week would solve many social problems in this city. The government might think such legislation would be harmful ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690710/need-regulate-working-hours
  6. High standards impress 'directors'

    Posted Apr 25th 2009, 12:00am by Jaymee Ng

    ... to convince them that the 'green move' was worthwhile despite the global economic problems. Once the contestants learned about the topic in the morning, they had two hours to prepare. Computer aids were provided, but there was no internet access. 'We had to search through our own knowledge base in the two hours,' said Jacqueline Ng Wing-man, who was in the first group ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/677990/high-standards-impress-directors
  7. Long working hours add to anxiety

    Posted Aug 17th 2009, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong Long working hours may trigger generalised anxiety disorder, a survey found. Caritas Community Development Service interviewed 113 low-income earners and found that more than 20 per cent suffered from symptoms of the disorder, including insomnia and tiredness, significantly higher than the 4 per cent rate in the general community. The interviewees worked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689962/long-working-hours-add-anxiety
  8. A humane society gives workers due leisure time

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to make its car park guards revert to the previous regime of 12-hour shifts. This is a step backwards. Union leaders have for years agitated for a minimum wage and maximum working hours. The government is now preparing a statutory minimum wage, but a cap on working hours remains contentious. Before 2002, public estate security guards had argued for a long time that 12-hour shifts were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685137/humane-society-gives-workers-due-leisure-time
  9. Third of workers consider quitting for better life balance

    Posted Oct 20th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Almost one in three employees have considered quitting their job for a better work-life balance because they are working much longer hours than they want to, a survey has found. ... in July. Shaun Bernier, managing director of Community Business, said the work-life balance remained a problem, although average weekly working hours had dropped from 51.3 hours in 2006. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695969/third-workers-consider-quitting-better-life-balance
  10. HSBC employees welcome flexibility

    Posted Jul 25th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... home do so very efficiently and the concept helps to build trust and respect. My view is that if someone has been working incredibly long hours and pops out to do a spot of shopping, ... Written by Chris Davis A s the issues surrounding work-life balance continue to gain momentum, HSBC has introduced flexible working across its entire Hong Kong operation. Since July 6, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687791/hsbc-employees-welcome-flexibility

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