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  1. Women urged to make comeback

    Posted Feb 24th 2007, 12:00am by Diana Danyi

    ... programme in 2005 with the aim of re-engaging professional women who wished to return to the workforce after taking time off to have children, care for elderly family members or address other life ... into a culture unless you have genuine, heartfelt support from the top,' Ms Erni said. Back in the fold Encore is an initiative to re-engage women in the workforce Flexible work arrangements allow ...

  2. Executives admit the strain of long hours

    Posted Mar 31st 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... that their work interfered with their ability to have strong relationships with their children, as did a third of women. These extreme workers also tended to neglect their intimate relationships. More than half of the male executives and 80 per cent of the women said they would not be able to keep up with the demands of a 60-plus hour working week for more than a year. But the study, ...

  3. Scales tip as women outnumber men

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Norma Connolly

    ... in the workforce had fallen from 76.6 per cent in 1996. Felix Yip, vice-president of development of the Hong Kong People Management Association, said he was not surprised by the increasing numbers of women in the workforce, especially at the managerial or professional level. 'We're seeing more women in business schools. They're getting better academic results and are more detail oriented than ...

  4. Workforce to benefit from levy billions

    Posted Sep 04th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... workforce.' The board is funded by a recurrent subvention provided by the government, with an operating budget of about HK$400 million a year. The review, being conducted by the board's executive ... retraining opportunities to meet the increasing and changing demands of the workforce, she said. 'Retraining unemployed and displaced workers is a challenging area given their low education, age ...

  5. Equality: a long way still to go for women

    Posted Jan 28th 2007, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... in Hong Kong are in the workforce, alongside 71 per cent of men. The results of a survey conducted by the Women's Commission are telling. These show that younger women, more educated women ... educated women also suffer from a lack of childcare facilities and are more likely to drop out of the workforce when they have children, according to government statistics. Ms Cheung said apart ...

  6. Women now hold up only 20pc of the sky

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... the sky'. But the slogan mainly referred to their role in the workforce rather than their part in politics, she said. Women had not played an important role in politics in the past few decades. ... Josephine Ma While the 17th party congress is a significant indicator of political fortunes, it also tells the story of how women are sadly sidelined in politics. During the congress, ...

  7. Women rule in monster trucks

    Posted Dec 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... an unlikely vehicle to smash the old stereotype that women are bad drivers. But mining bosses in Australia are realising that the growing number of women in charge of the industry's massive dump ... of hands at the controls. 'Mining companies are finding that women operate equipment in ways that make it last longer,' says Michael Roche, chief executive at the Queensland Resources ...

  8. Participation levels under scrutiny

    Posted Mar 08th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... or misimpressions that women are powerful,' she said. Studies should look at areas such as the media portrayal of women, the ageing workforce, the percentage of women in high-level roles, reasons ... Polly Hui Hong Kong compares well with other places on issues such as the responsibility, authority, and entrepreneurship shown by women in the city, says Laura Liswood. She said ...

  9. Long way up the ladder but still a way to go

    Posted Mar 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a third of the seats in the Legislative Council and make up 52.4 per cent of the workforce and the majority of our 276,000 millionaires. But appearances can be deceiving. While women in the middle ... to join the workforce and earn an income. It must be remembered, though, that for each woman subsequently able to get a job, a woman has taken her place- and that these women are among the lowest ...

  10. Lenovo to cut workforce in restructuring

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shares of Lenovo Group rose to a three-week high yesterday after the personal computer maker unveiled a corporate restructuring that would cut or redeploy about 5 per cent of its global workforce in hopes of saving US$100 million this business year. The South China Morning Post first reported about the planned shake-up in late February. Lenovo needs to improve fast, ...




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