Human Resource Management

Projects hint at reform of mainland's re-education through labour policy

Illustration: Adolfo Arranz

Pilot projects in four mainland cities could foreshadow a scaling back of re-education through labour, the five-decade-old punishment widely criticised as unconstitutional and frequently abused.

Tuesday, 4 September, 2012, 3:19am

Tutorial centre has the hiring edge

Much like its schools and universities, Hong Kong's tutoring centres are locked in a stiff battle to attract and retain high-calibre teaching staff.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Productivity rises as local work-life balance improves

The delicate balance between working and living has evened out slightly for Hong Kong workers, though still lags behind the global average, the latest Regus Work-Life Balance Index reveals.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Candidates call the shots

With Chinese companies increasingly seeking to take their place on the international stage, the search for top management talent has become more intense.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

HR functions go pro with COL's software systems

Devising effective strategies to engage employees is rarely straightforward. Fortunately, today's organisations can bank on human resource management systems (HRMS) that streamline work flows, unite employees and facilitate critical decision-making.

30 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Firing up the hiring

It is often said the early bird catches the best worms. This may also prove to be the case when it comes to hiring experienced banking and finance employees. While Europe remains mired in financial uncertainty - and a dip in mainland manufacturing triggers headwinds for Hong Kong's banking sector - there is still demand for experienced candidates in several key sectors.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Skills shortages 'a threat to our future'

Working your way up the ladder is one thing, but achieving the bigger objectives requires another set of business skills: leadership, management, creative thinking, and strategic planning. What concerns senior executives in Hong Kong - and across Asia - is an apparent dearth of these qualities among youngsters hoping to climb the corporate ladder.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Bright hope, top job tips for graduates

With the new batch of university graduates hitting the job market, Hong Kong employers are still cautiously optimistic in their hiring intentions. However, the job market has picked up in the past four to six weeks, notably in the commercial sector, according to Pallavi Anand, director of Robert Half Hong Kong, one the world's leading financial recruitment firms.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Government salary system out of date

With a monthly salary of HK$282,080 or more, our ministers are perhaps among the best paid politicians in the world. But their fat packages also make them easy targets for public criticism in an ever-demanding society like Hong Kong's. Over the years, the ministers followed the public and private sectors in cutting their own salaries in times of economic downturn.

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

Hiring of arts boss 'was done properly'

The man chosen to lead Hong Kong's top performing arts academy impressed the selection panel with his experiences in restructuring educational institutions, the South China Morning Post has learnt.

But Academy of Performing Arts (APA) council members outside the five-member panel knew little of how Adrian Walter was selected, sources close to the academy said.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

Talent scouts to the rescue

Part of the Robert Walters Group, Resource Solutions is a leading provider of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) packages. Demand for these services - which largely involve sending in a team of professionals to handle a company's recruitment functions - is on the increase. Simon Bradberry, the firm's managing director for Asia-Pacific, offers us his take.

5 May 2012 - 12:00am

Mainland manager dearth spills over into Hong Kong

China is experiencing a serious leadership and managerial shortage, according to the latest Future of Talent Management China Survey.

5 May 2012 - 12:00am

Bums on office seats are not always good for bottom line

Employees can probably feel less guilty about tardiness or web-surfing during office hours. At least that's the implication of the results from a Regus global survey suggesting that flexible working conditions can help increase worker productivity and, by extension, company profit.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

A head for science

With about 400 job vacancies available, a recruitment day organised by the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC) promises to provide job seekers with various opportunities.

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Event managers need to give best performance

For Michelle Ho (right), not being on the stage has not prevented her from working in the performing arts industry. As head of the cultural services unit of the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG), she makes her artistic contribution as an events manager, guiding the alliance's singers, dancers and actors.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am