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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. Bring rigour to human capital management

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... control,' said Dave Kieffer, worldwide partner for Mercer Human Resource Consulting. To correct this problem, Mercer began developing a methodology almost a decade ago. The idea was to bring a more ...

  7. That extra something

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... Top academic credentials are no longer a guarantee of getting the best job. Candidates must show they have more than the usual to offer, writes John Cremer STUDENTS AND recent graduates who are convinced that their job search this year will be comparative ...

  8. [To have and to hold]

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Within the past two years, the surge in demand for qualified accounting professionals has forced companies to rethink their remuneration and retention strategies. When assessing the impact of this trend, it makes sense to divide employers into the categories of commercial and professional firms. 'The former often have neither the time nor resources for extensive training,' said ...

  9. High turnover costly to companies and workers

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Local companies and their workers lost nearly $10 billion in business costs and salaries last year as 383,500 workers switched jobs while the economy revived. According to a survey conducted by leading accounting body CPA Australia of 109 compan ...

  10. Changing times call for new tactics

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... of the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management. For some senior posts, candidates are asked to give presentations and then comment on each other's performance. 'Through this, ...




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