Employee Benefit

Employers and insurers hire private eyes to probe sick-leave scams

Kelvin Ko

The managing director of investigation firm Verity Consulting, Kelvin Ko Chiu, said sick leave claims involving private companies and their insurers now accounted for more than 50 per cent of his cases, up from 20 per cent 10 years ago when he entered the profession.

Thursday, 2 May, 2013, 7:25am

Scamming sick days may end in jail term

Paul Tang Kwok-wai, Civil service minister. Photo: Edward Wong

Several cases involving alleged sick leave scams - in government departments or private companies - have ended up in court over the past few years.

2 May 2013 - 5:09am

Tom Mehrmann: Ocean Park has a licence to thrill

Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

Ocean Park's successful chief executive started as a cleaner in theme parks and shows that he still has the welfare of workers at heart.

18 Mar 2013 - 4:44am

All work and no play is old way at Hong Kong's hippest offices

Societe Generale's office in Hong Kong, designed by M Moser Associates, is among many luxury spaces being built by high-powered firms in order to project a good public image and attract more talent. Photo: M Moser Associates

The beer flows freely, and cues thwack on billiard balls. But this is not a pool hall. A pianist tickles the ivories while a fine red is uncorked. But this is not a wine bar.

12 Dec 2012 - 2:56pm

Survey finds HK staff are unhappy with pay and packages

Hong Kong employees are generally dissatisfied with their pay and benefits, according to Mercer's latest What's Going on Around the World survey.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The benefits of Mercer Marsh

Part of the Marsh McLennan Group, Mercer and Marsh have long been regarded as two of the world's leading consulting firms. Both are known for offering a wide range of advisory services on everything from employee compensation to mergers and acquisitions.

21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Nice workout - if you can get it

After a stressful day at work glued to her computer or when a presentation calls for a clear head, Ping Wu heads to We Fitness, the corporate gym in her office building, for a run or dance class.

20 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Most HK firms will raise pay by just 3pc to 6pc

With Hong Kong inflation at close to 6 per cent, many employees anticipating a wage increase to keep pace with rising prices are out of sync with their employers.

5 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Engaging employees with all-round rewards

Employee retention is critical to the long-term health and success of any business, even more so in today's work environment where the need for cost containment is greater than ever. However, in competitive labour markets in Asia, conventional retention strategies are no longer as applicable as they once were.

13 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Important questions need to be asked about how the ESF spends its money

The English Schools Foundation (ESF) discussion has focused on the increasing fees parents are paying and how they create an unreasonable financial burden. No one has addressed the other side of this equation - costs.

2 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Give workers full control over MPF money, lawmakers urge

Legislators have urged the government to give employees full control over their MPF contributions.

9 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Engagement tips

Good leadership, career development opportunities, and work-life balance critical for long-term success

It used to be that whenever people talked about how successful a company was in minimising turnover and retaining staff, the key question was: How loyal are their employees?

1 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

New dads at HSBC get 5 leave days

Some 7,000 male employees may benefit from policy of fully paid paternity benefit

HSBC is giving its male employees five days of fully paid paternity leave and about 7,000 workers may benefit from the new policy.

17 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Macau police to receive hefty pay increase in move to boost morale

A substantial pay rise is expected to boost morale among Macau police officers, who have been hit by recent scandals that cast doubt over their performance.

But critics say a fair promotion system is also needed to lift morale in the force and shore up public confidence in officers.

31 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Flexible scheme provides an ideal 'carrot'

Corporations have always been effective at communicating their brands to external customers but championing the brand within the company has largely been left on the backburner.

But the flexible benefits scheme is now providing a viable platform on which organisations can effectively promote their ethos to their workforce.

28 Nov 2007 - 12:00am