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  1. It is time to end the culture of long working hours in Hong Kong's offices

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... long working hours to create and sustain their entrepreneurial spirit and this practice is ingrained in our culture. This practice has worked well in the past and created both personal wealth and economic success stories. With changing social enterprises and opportunities, it is difficult to see how the prevailing culture of long working hours can still transform many ordinary workers ...

  2. Canadian model sets the standard

    Posted Mar 12th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Canada is hailed by experts on domestic worker issues as a model nation. Former Hong Kong maid Joy Thompson, who has been working for a family in Montreal since 2004, agrees. The Filipina's salary after tax is about double what she earned in Hong Kong, she works eight hours a day, five days a week, lives in a self-rented apartment, and gets a travel ...

  3. English standards decline, most in workplace agree

    Posted Aug 17th 2005, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... and employee alike- and that taking courses to improve employees' mastery of the language is necessary- a survey shows. But 62 per cent of employees surveyed said their long working hours made ... Ho-ming, vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation, urged Hongkongers to keep working on improving their English standards. 'Hong Kong workers should seize ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Standard Life steps into Asia

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Robert Hanson

    ... looking for people to work in the wheelhouse. We are looking for people to develop the wheel and then hold it tight and turn it as fast as possible.' The growth strategy for Standard Life ... Established Scottish insurance firm looks for regional business with its feet now firmly planted in Hong Kong and its focus on the mainland, writes Robert Hanson STANDARD LIFE ...

  6. Jockey Club's charity work sets the standard

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In criticising the operations of the Hong Kong Jockey Club in his article 'Squandering our assets on insiders' (August 29), Philip Bowring claims that 'the millions who use the monopoly gambling facilities in effect subsidise leisure facili ...

  7. Long work hours top list of challenges faced by families

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... households, were unhappy with long working hours and heavy workloads. Patricia Chu Yeung Pak-yu, chairwoman of the Consortium of Institutes on Family in the Asian Region, which commissioned the June/September study, said 'the government should consider maximum working hours legislation and encourage employers to provide more flexible working hours'. She said many international ...

  8. Culture of long hours wilts for new work ethic

    Posted Jun 07th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Hong Kong's work ethic has become famous the world over, exemplified by images of tailors working into the small hours to produce a fitted suit overnight. There can be little doubt this culture of hard work has been a major factor behind the city's success. 'People in Hong Kong are willing to work very long hours, not because the boss asked them to, ...

  9. Human resources group concerned about HK's long working hours

    Posted Dec 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ROBIN KWONG Updated at 5.51pm: The increasingly long hours Hong Kong people were working could lead to burnout and mental fatigue, a human resources group warned on Monday. A study by the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management has found that in 2004, the official working hours of Hong Kong people ranged from 41.9 to 44.5 hours a week. The study, released on Monday, ...

  10. Striking the right work-life balance

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... marks for its work-life balance, and this, according to many, is a major contributing factor. Standard Chartered Bank understands this. 'One area in which we've made good progress ... and working from home.' Standard Chartered even has 'mother's rooms' at its main offices. 'These are a great help to staff who are new mothers who have just returned to work ...




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