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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Building up a workforce

    Posted Jul 13th 2007, 12:00am by Anthony Woo

    ... and China, whether this is from the point of attracting staff or retaining present workforces,' Mr Banwell said. 'The increasing volume of overseas institutional money flowing ...

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    Hong Kong's dependency ratio is even worse than officials are saying

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Statistician warns that Hong Kong's latest dependency figures spell trouble, and city isn't acting fast enough against a shrinking workforce ... the problem lies in their differing composition, Yip explains. "Bear in mind that those children back in the 1980s grew up to join the workforce, which has made the dependency ratio drop since ...

  7. The long road to liberation

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Just 100 years ago, Chinese women in Hong Kong were treated as half humans. Many did not even have a name; they took their husband's last name when they married and that became their identity for life. It reflected the convention that their place was in the home. With few exceptions, women were rarely seen outside the household. They cooked, ...

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    Women thrive on passion to fuel professional goals

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... and chief executive of e3Reloaded, a consultancy that specialises in employer branding and employee communications, is one of many women choosing passion over procrastination, stepping out with firm ... lives by this process at work. Sometimes, however, pursuing a passion can produce particular pressures for women. Lau, for example, recalls being the CEO of a petrochemical company for seven ...

  9. New policies needed to tackle an old problem

    Posted May 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... domestic helpers has allowed a similar number of local women to remain in the workforce. Yet, we can do better, as the council notes, by emulating Sweden, which has more working women and a higher ... on a shrinking number of young people. Workforce vitality would be eroded, undermining our strength as an international financial centre. The government's first attempt at addressing the problem ...

  10. HK investors world's most bullish, with women to fore

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tamsin Rutter tamsin.rutter@scmp.com Hongkongers invest more often and more aggressively than people in any other big city- and nearly as many women as men play the financial markets, ... markets. Women account for 49 per cent of the city's investors- significantly more than the global average of 42 per cent. That may be less of a surprise given that women make up 46 per cent ...




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