Pay rises

It's the end of the year and battle for talent begins again

December and January are usually the two busiest months of the year for headhunters to pitch for talent.

It's the end of the year again, and a time when some human resources managers may get nervous about one thing - how to keep their staff.

Monday, 30 December, 2013, 1:39am

Hong Kong civil servants' pay set to trail inflation

Ngai Sik-shui

Hong Kong's 170,000 civil servants may gain pay rises of less than 4 per cent - short of their expectations - following the government's annual survey of private-sector pay trends, released yesterday.

16 May 2013 - 4:58am 1 comment

Employers will raise pay 4.4pc, survey finds

Lee Cheuk-yan. Photo: Edward Wong

Annual pay rises given to local workers in January averaged 4.1 per cent, down 0.4 of a percentage point from the previous year, according to an Employers' Federation of Hong Kong survey.

29 Mar 2013 - 5:38am

Chek Lap Kok security staff receive 4pc pay rise

Frontline security staff at Chek Lap Kok airport will get a 4 per cent pay rise from next month. Photo: Xinhua

Sidney Chau Foo-cheong, head of the government-owned Aviation Security Company (Avseco), described the increase as "catch-up pay" that would better reflect the nature of aviation security as inherently different from security work elsewhere.

3 Mar 2013 - 5:14am

City Digest, February 18, 2013

About 30 Civil Human Rights Front members protested outside Stanley Prison yesterday in support of activist Koo Sze-yiu, who was jailed this month for nine months for desecrating Chinese and Hong Kong flags at two separate rallies last year.

18 Feb 2013 - 4:34am

Talking points

Nafissatou Diallo

Strauss-Kahn banks on out-of-court deal

5 May 2015 - 11:46am

Talking points

Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man

Lawmakers discuss hospital land grants

3 Dec 2012 - 2:34am

Cathay Pacific flight attendants may take action over 5pc pay claim

Cathay Pacific flight attendants could take industrial action in support of their 5 per cent pay claim after management yesterday announced an average 2 per cent pay rise for Hong Kong ground staff and cabin crew.

1 Dec 2012 - 3:07am

Letters to the Editor, November 18, 2012

CLP's solar panels on Town Island. Photo: David Wong

Hard-working expats add vitality to city

In his column Jake van der Kamp says expatriates who can't afford to send their children to an expensive international school should go home ("ESF sense of entitlement an antiquated school of thought", November 11). Hong Kong would lose nothing, he says.

I have no children, but I beg to differ.

18 Nov 2012 - 3:49am

Hong Kong workers set for biggest pay rises in a decade

Hong Kong workers set for biggest pay rises in a decade

Hongkongers can expect their biggest pay rise in a decade next year, despite guidelines advising companies to hand out increases below the rate of inflation.

The Hong Kong Institute of Human Resources Management's poll of 85 companies last month found employees will receive an average 4.6 per cent more in their pay packets in 2013.

2 Nov 2012 - 4:57am