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Only two out of six tycoons have removed gates to their homes which encroached on public land:

Kelvin Ng - It just goes to show tycoons are above the law. Don't blame HK people for cursing the filthy rich. They asked for it and deserve it.

Wednesday, 3 August, 2011, 12:00am

Switching hour looms for upbeat professionals

With the economy back in step, Hong Kong professionals seem ever more confident about their future employment prospects.

In a recent survey of 1,300 professionals by Michael Page, 38 per cent said they were 'very likely' to change jobs over the next six months, while 32 per cent chose 'quite likely'.

11 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

A good start in getting more women on board

In the 1980s, Norway required that 40 per cent of public committee members should be female. It passed a law in the past decade requiring women to make up 40 per cent of directors of big listed companies.

4 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Medical Council has got it right on charges

The doctor-patient relationship is at the heart of the practice of medicine. The trust a lay person places in a medical practitioner is almost an act of faith. That is why the community expects the profession to see that its members uphold the highest ethical standards. A recent finding of misconduct against a private specialist who overcharged an elderly patient is a case in point.

10 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Authority seeking enabling professionals

A hospital might not be a conventional place for an accountant or an information technology professional to establish a career, but the Hospital Authority is welcoming what it calls the 'enabling professionals' to join.

21 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Full steam ahead for multinationals in HK

An increase in the number of multinational companies setting up operations in Hong Kong is creating sustained growth in accounting and finance jobs, according to recruitment firm Michael Page International.

29 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Institute seeking to increase professionalism and influence

When it was founded, the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM) functioned solely as a body providing professional HR training and securing international memberships. The 30-year-old institute today plays an active role in elevating the professionalism of the industry.

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Hospitals risk loss of women doctors

Authority urged to provide more part-time work for female practitioners

Public hospitals are losing experienced women doctors, who put family life before work, the Hong Kong Women Doctors' Association warned yesterday.

1 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Accountants call on body to end legal row

A group of accountants are pressing their professional body to end a lengthy legal battle with legislator Mandy Tam Heung-man, after she won a judicial review over the institute's blocking of communication with her constituents.

7 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Excuse us

Lawyers and doctors have rejected calls for them to have members of their professions serve as jurors. Do you think the list of professions exempted from jury service is too long and outdated? Write to us.

29 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Doctors should be in control of industry council, says survey

Most doctors who replied to a survey believe the Medical Council needs reforms to ensure all representatives are directly elected by the industry.

The survey, conducted by medical legislator Kwok Ka-ki, found 86 per cent of the 371 doctors who responded favour such a reform.

20 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Fewer women in top advisory bodies

More than half of government groups do not meet the 25 per cent benchmark set by the Women's Commission in 2004

The number of women in top consultative bodies has been shrinking, despite lower-ranked advisory bodies striving to raise the representation of women to meet the 25 per cent benchmark set in 2004.

8 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Love tour's men in short supply

A travel agency says it will offer special discounts to 'male-dominated organisations' to attract more men on its match-making tours for singles.

Hong Thai Travel will this year offer four 'love-seeking weekend tours' to Guangdong after its success with three similar tours last year, which attracted 1,000 customers and formed 50 couples.

24 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Staff talent quest should be looked at from a woman's point of view

'Employers are facing increasing difficulty recruiting and retaining talented staff who, emboldened by the robust economy, are finding it easier to secure jobs.'

SCMP, August 18

LET'S GET THE minor quibble out of the way first. The occasion for this lament was the announcement that the unemployment rate in July fell to 4.9 per cent, the lowest in five years.

21 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Dollars and Sense

How they got where they are today

Richard Sun Po-yuen

PricewaterhouseCoopers head of Capital Market Services Group

MY OFFICE DOOR is always open, literally. I believe that to successfully manage and work with a team one must be accessible to people for as much time as possible.

22 Apr 2006 - 12:00am