German software giant SAP to hire people with autism

In the film Rain Man, Dustin Hoffman (left) played an autistic man exploited by his brother, played by Tom Cruise. SAP says it plans to actively seek out autistic staff to find workers “who think differently”. Photo: supplied

German software giant SAP said it intended to employ hundreds of people globally with autism as software testers and programmers over the next seven years.

Wednesday, 22 May, 2013, 10:36am

Freeze on sending Filipino helpers down to recruiters'drive for profit, groups say

Filipino domestic workers voice their concerns in Hong Kong earlier this month. Photo: AP

A recent disruption in the supply of Filipino workers was nothing more than a dispute between recruitment agencies in Hong Kong and the Philippines as to who should get the bigger share of placement fees, organisers of a petition against the freeze say.

31 Mar 2013 - 5:47am 2 comments

Filipino pair probed for promoting fake jobs abroad

A Filipino couple who allegedly used a recruitment agency to con HK$600,000 from more than 20 women to whom they promised fake jobs in Cyprus and Canada are being investigated by police.

17 Mar 2013 - 6:31am

Talent pool for finding judges 'running dry'

Talent pool for finding judges 'running dry'

The heavy workload of the judiciary and a restricted pool of candidates have created barriers to the recruitment of judges, lawyers and legal academics say.

While court waiting times lengthen and fall further behind official objectives, some judges are said to be using their holidays to write judgments.

31 Dec 2012 - 5:35am

DBS to add bankers for Hong Kong, China corporate business

DBS Group Holdings is hiring as it moves to diversify its revenue base to lessen its dependence on its home market of Singapore. Photo: Reuters

DBS Group Holdings, Southeast Asia’s biggest lender, will increase the number of bankers serving large companies in Hong Kong and China by 20 percent next year as it seeks more revenue from outside of Singapore.

The bank plans to add 10 to the 50-person team, Ginger Cheng, who heads DBS’s institutional banking for large companies in Hong Kong and China, told a briefing.

10 Dec 2012 - 1:25pm

City Digest, December 3, 2012

Police recruitment drive attracts 1,700

Police held a recruitment day in Wan Chai for applicants interested in becoming probationary inspectors or recruit police constables. The event attracted about 1,700 interested people.


Thieves take goods worth HK$600,000

3 Dec 2012 - 5:43am

China's quest for talent

China's quest for talent

The world's most populous nation finds itself in the paradoxical position of a talent shortage.

15 Sep 2012 - 3:18am

Agency hoping to demystify snooping

Solving mysteries as a private detective catches many people's fancy, as they imagine shrewdly gathering information and surreptitiously taking photos.

But the profession can also seem shrouded in mystery. Few people seem to know how one trains for or gets into such work.

Now a local private detective firm is trying to clear away that mystery.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

Headhunters drafted into top-tier mainland searches

Mainland companies are increasingly using executive search services to recruit senior employees, breaking from their previous reliance on word-of-mouth or internal referrals, according to industry experts.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:47pm

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

Boom time for skilled workers in Shanghai

Shanghai's job market remains buoyant despite slowing economic growth at home and continuing concerns over the impact of the euro debt crisis on global economies.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Getting your resume right

Hong Kong is known for its fast-paced working culture, where things need to be done quickly. As a result, employers here spend less time reading CVs than the global average, according to a research by Robert Half, the specialised recruitment firm for accounting, finance, banking and technology professionals.

15 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

Sell yourself a healthy career

The equipment and electronics industry pays well, especially for top salespeople. It also seems more resilient than most sectors, not least because it supplies real answers to real needs. No matter what happens in the markets, these needs remain constant.

1 Jun 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