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  1. Courses in demand

    Posted Jan 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Last year, a record number of Graduate Management Admissions Tests (GMAT) were administered- approximately 267,000, up from the previous record of 264,700 set in 2008- despite the worldwide recession. The test is a standardised exam used by more that 4,700 MBA and other graduate management education programmes around the world. Most business schools expect applicants to take ...

  2. A defining test of the party's leadership

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the importance of job creation to social stability, it poses a difficult challenge. Getting the balance right will be a defining test of the next generation of Communist Party leadership. ...

  3. Most new maids forced to undergo HIV tests

    Posted Jan 07th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Most foreign domestic helpers are being required to have an HIV test after arriving in Hong Kong, even though the government's testing policy is voluntary, according ... 'State of Health of Migrants 2007: Mandatory Testing', conducted under the auspices of the Kuala Lumpur-based Co-ordination of Action Research on Aids and Mobility. Technical support ...

  4. English test

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is gaining popularity. The Workplace English Campaign in Hong Kong has specified the test as an international business English examination, and employers and universities are entitled to set a minimum score for applicants to their positions or vacancies. It is with these reasons in mind that Open University is offering ...

  5. Teachers shamed in tests hit back

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... from a government decision to make public the results of a teaching assessment test most teachers failed miserably. Of the 130,000 teachers who sat last year's first Assessment of Efficiency Level Test, 99.1 per cent failed. 'The students are going to look down on us... how are we going to face them now that we have failed our test,' said a school headmistress who ...

  6. Language test urged for more workers

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn The Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (Scolar) is pushing for more employees to pass English benchmark tests as part of its campaign to raise English ... English training and reach the benchmarks relevant to their jobs, he said. According to the Workplace English Campaign website, it is up to companies to select which tests they adopt from a range ...

  7. 500 workers first to test new contract plan

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai But critics still say the pay system will not be able to stop contractors who insist on exploiting cleaners and security guards Five hundred unskilled workers will be the first to benefit from the Housing Department's new contracting system ...

  8. Shanghai maids-to-order put to test

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Employers will be able to snap up 50 fully trained domestic helpers when the nation's first 'maid-to-order' expo is hosted by Shanghai next month. The event will give maids the chance to show their competence at cleaning, laundry, ...

  9. Psychometrics gaining favour as a hiring practice

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Wendy Ng

    ... Psychometric tests are being increasingly applied by companies and organisations in the evaluation of candidates applying for jobs. Psychometrics is the application of statistical and mathematical techniques to psychological testing. The psychometric tests can be applied at all levels of hiring, from graduate trainees to front-line customer service officers, from experienced ...

  10. Teen drug centres struggling to hire psychiatric nurses

    Posted Nov 26th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Five of the seven counselling centres for young drug abusers- including the Tai Po centre involved in a drug-testing scheme- have trouble recruiting registered nurses ... The other centres are still hiring- including the Cheer Lutheran Centre, which serves young drug abusers in Tai Po and North Point and will conduct drug tests in schools in less than a month. ...




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