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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. Hiring innovators

    Posted Apr 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The idea of a $1 million experiment started in 2002 to recruit top civil servants from outside the government was to inject fresh, private-sector thinking into the top ranks. The attempt at reform appears to have failed. Four outsiders were hired, one of ...

  9. The great talent shortage

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... over problems companies were encountering in retaining middle managers amid China's economic boom. Human resources consultants Mercer subsequently published research indicating ...

  10. Fair salaries for trainees urged

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Employers who will decide the salaries of graduate trainees on a government scheme were yesterday warned not to offer too little. 'You get what you pay for,' said Tsang Kin-woo, the Assistant Labour Commissioner. 'There is no rule saying ho ...




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