Anticipatory Thinking

Rich opportunities at Zurich

With the ambitious target of becoming one of the top five insurance agencies in Hong Kong in the next three years, Zurich has a vigorous growth plan. The financial services giant plans to recruit 1,000 agents within this year, doubling its existing sales force.

Friday, 30 September, 2011, 12:00am

Dollars and sense for the young

On the principle that one is never too young to learn about money, a leading insurance company has come up with an innovative plan to teach seven- to 12-year-olds the basics of financial literacy.

10 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Excellence an indicator of HR's growing value

The way corporations perceive and use human resources could finally be turning a corner if applications to this year's HKIHRM/SCMP People Management Awards are anything to go by. Judges of the competition concurred that the standard of candidates this year was higher across the board, resulting in a particularly challenging judging and decision-making process.

13 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Shape of things to come

Paralympic events, such as those now being staged, will be a thing of the past by the middle of this century, predicts Ian Goldin, director of the James Martin 21st Century School at the University of Oxford. 'Those issues will have been solved through medical miracles, certainly for younger people,' he said.

10 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Profitable advice to leaders

Academic says top company managers can help solve many of the world's problems and make money

For Robert Joss, dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business, the solution to many of the world's problems lies within senior management of major organisations.

10 May 2008 - 12:00am

From concept to product

An eight-day innovation and strategy course from the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) aims to explore some of the key issues in managing technological innovation today, from a general manager's perspective.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

South Island takes care of business in environmentally friendly way

It was far from business as usual for South Island School pupils this week as they went corporate for a day. Dressed in executive outfits, about 140 Year 12 and 13 business, economics, applied business, and travel and tourism students attended an 'SIS Business Day' workshop on Wednesday.

3 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

International Museum Day - Hong Kong

All major museums, together with the Antiquities and Monuments Office, Art Promotion Office, the Hong Kong Film Archive and 10 public museums are combining to hold a series of funky edutainment programmes. Highlights include a Museum Panorama featuring exhibitions, children's programmes, tours, lectures, demonstrations and performances. The event begins today with an opening ceremony at 11am.

16 May 2003 - 12:00am

Managers vie for recognition of skills

The Hongkong Management Game was introduced by the Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) in 1971 to foster the decision-making abilities of corporate executives.

This year's game, sponsored by CLP Power Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific Airways and the South China Morning Post , has attracted 92 participants playing in 23 teams.

3 May 2003 - 12:00am

Risk assessment failing to keep up with change

Many companies prepared thoroughly to meet risks that might arise from the Year 2000 computer bug. With encouragement from the Hong Kong Government, many developed contingency plans aimed at seeing them through any disruptions.

26 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

First schools' IT festival in Asia coming soon

The first Hong Kong Schools IT Edutainment Festival will showcase the increasing role information technology plays in education and entertainment.

The event is sponsored by the Education Department. Targeted mainly at primary and secondary school students, their parents, teachers and principals, it hopes to offer new insight into how IT can help teaching and learning.

17 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Experts urge focus on manpower strategy

Foreign-invested enterprises in China are being advised to adopt a focused manpower management strategy to make the best use of staff and improve competitiveness.

A focused human resource management strategy is crucial to a company's performance, Sara Tang, research director of the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resources Management, said.

13 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

The human face of business

Good business is more than budgets and statistics: it is also the individuals in the company. In this new column, corporate experts examine such 'soft' issues .

22 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Assignment pays off for winning business students

FIVE Chinese University graduates have won $10,000 for their ''clear thinking'' in a business course assignment they entered in a competition.

In the manner of business consultants, the team had to conduct an analysis and make recommendations for an international trading company.

18 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Rethink over breakdowns

THE Government is to rethink its definition of a ''computer recovery disaster'', following concerns from Mr Jenney that no cross-departmental plan existed to deal with a major breakdown.

The definition was first introduced in 1985.

23 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

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