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  1. Women can save workforce: report

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Quinton Chan and Donald Asprey Women should be encouraged to seek employment as a way to ease the effects of an ageing population on the workforce, according to a paper ... and women's participation in the workforce. There, 74.5 per cent of women were employed, and the country had a fertility rate of 1.7 children per woman. The policy paper also proposes action ...

  2. Search goes on for role models

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... focus on the number of women at board level, she says. That is important but, in her opinion, the more significant factors for women in the workforce are hiring, rehiring and retention. ... John Cremer Hong Kong may take pride in its position as a modern financial centre, but there is always room for improvement. One key area- the role and representation of women- remains ...

  3. Retirement age will rise as workforce shrinks

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Delayed retirement is set to become more common in Hong Kong as an ageing population and decades of low fertility rates lead to a shrinking workforce, according to the actuarial industry. Hong Kong does not have any law that stipulates when workers should retire, although it has been generally accepted in the public and private sectors that women ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Boardroom blitz

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shalini Mahtani Fifty per cent of Hong Kong's workforce was female in 2008, up from 46 per cent in 1998. Women are also increasingly taking on senior roles, with 29 per cent ... by the University Grants Committee in Hong Kong. These trends are positive- more women in the workforce, management and higher education, translates into more female consumers and investors in Hong Kong ...

  6. Business still a man's domain

    Posted Apr 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... business owners to female labour force typically varies between 1 and 3 per cent in most markets.' Overall workforce participation rates for women are strong in Hong Kong, with 76.6 women for every 100 men in the workforce. Enrolment rates for women in tertiary institutions are on par with men across most Asia-Pacific markets. In Hong Kong (105.1), women are better represented ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Census figures a warning Hong Kong must invest in its future workers

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Paul Yip

    ... value-added and/or high-end products. It is not a luxury but a necessity to create a family-friendly working environment, so women in the workforce can be released into the community and keep us ... Paul Yip With the population ageing and the workforce shrinking, we need to invest in education now Census figures are a warning we must take action The latest figures from the 2011 Census ...

  8. HK workforce ranked 'best in Asia'

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu and Dennis Chong Hong Kong's workforce is the most productive in Asia, a report says, helping the city rank as the fourth most competitive in the world. But poor environmental protection cost Hong Kong the top spot in Asia as it was pipped by Singapore, which ranked third in the world. New York topped the list ahead of London. The report, compiled ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. New challenges for today's workforce

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... phenomenon. 'It would have a big impact on the productivity of Hong Kong and the quality of our workforce,' he said. 'It's a challenge that I've never seen before.' ... detail and interpret what is happening in the organisation. During the Asian financial crisis, HR staff had to shoulder the responsibility of persuading the workforce to accept wage reductions ...




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