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  1. Merger of ministries to improve handling of human resources

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The new Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security will reduce duplication by combining the Ministry of Personnel and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, and help bring about a more integrated approach to human resources policies, experts say. State Council secretary-general Hua Jianmin told the National People's Congress meeting ...

  2. Business confidence returns

    Posted Apr 24th 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... If the results of the first Michael Page employment index in Hong Kong and southern China are anything to go by, companies are rapidly shaking off the effects of the recession and pressing ahead with plans for recruitment. The initial monthly report, providing a market snapshot for this month, shows that 44 per cent of the 100 senior human resources (HR) professionals and hiring ...

  3. Electricity firm relies on people power

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Ana Wang

    ... development,' said Daniel Chu, human resources manager of the power systems business group. 'Our people development initiatives help us develop a pool of young talent to meet succession ...

  4. Talent management is crucial to small firms

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Bernard Wan

    ... challenging but essential human resource issues in the modern business world, and is a key part of succession planning even for a small company. 'Talent management involves attracting ... for a number of potential future positions.' Smaller firms may generally feel that they do not have the time or resources to develop talent management programmes to meet the needs ...

  5. Job vacancies, turnover hit five-year high, survey finds

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Employers urged to find ways to attract, retain talent The job market is looking rosy as vacancy and turnover rates hit a five-year high last year, according to a survey conducted by the Institute of Human Resource Management. The poll results indicated an active labour market, the institute said, with financial services leading the number of vacancies among ...

  6. Trading up

    Posted Aug 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Executives take advantage of boom to aim for jobs with higher salaries, greater freedom and more effective working environments ...

  7. Salary squeeze

    Posted Feb 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Even as the economic recovery continues, more people are earning less than $5,000 a month because employers are still squeezing salaries. Aren't there grounds to keep salary levels up? Share your views: write to us ...

  8. Recruitment challenge is on

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... to work for a strong brand. Leading companies know how to link their business strategy to their talent resourcing plan by executing a multi-front approach to hiring that works in parallel,' Mr Steinhausen said. He said rather than use a scattergun approach to recruit, companies should develop structured hiring plans. A resourcing strategy should consist of a mixture of job ...

  9. Pay rise plan amiss, say employers

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Civil servants should not be awarded pay rises based on average wage increases in the private sector, the chief executive of the Employers' Federation of Hong Kong said. The federation has suggested to the government several times that it ...

  10. Staying ahead

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jessie Hui A skill-cycle that once ran for three years now lasts just nine months, according to recruitment firm Manpower. Citing a webmaster as a hot job not long ago, the agency said that nowadays, with the help of appropriate off-the-shelf software, a ...




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