Every year at this time, many people will begin to think about the same thing - how big a pay rise can I expect for the coming year?Monday, 4 November, 2013, 3:08pm
Police of all ranks have told Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying that they feel "insulted, disheartened and betrayed" by a salary rise offer that led them to reject the government's pay adjustment mechanism.9 Jun 2013 - 6:27am 1 comment
Malaysian real estate professionals reported a year-on-year salary rise of 33 per cent, according to the annual Asia Rewards & Attitudes Survey, a study by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Macdonald & Company that measures salary growth. Second in the rankings was mainland China, where real estate professionals saw their salaries grow 10.5 per cent.29 May 2013 - 3:21am
Unionists made the call after a government committee indicated last week that pay rises for the city's 170,000 civil servants might not exceed 4 per cent - short of the inflation rate of 4.4 per cent.19 May 2013 - 7:42am
Is Hong Kong’s job market now a ‘seller’s market’ or ‘buyer’s market’?
The reaction from most to this question will naturally be to complain about the difficulties in finding good jobs in Hong Kong. But when you speak to some human resources experts, the answer may not be as simple as you think.1 May 2013 - 3:03pm
While Norman Chan Tak-lam's basic salary remained at HK$6 million, the raise mainly came in the form of a 20 per cent increase in variable pay, an amount that depends on individual performance and is equivalent to a bonus at private firms.27 Apr 2013 - 5:42am 1 comment
At first blush, the dockworkers' strike is of no concern to those of us who are card-carrying members of the coffee-drinking, French-movie-watching middle class. But this conflict is a tragic parable of a larger-than-life struggle that reflects what kind of society we have become.18 Apr 2013 - 3:18am
I have a friend who has been working for five years, but still has no long-term job security, and, every year, has to look for a new job. She is extremely desperate and frustrated, and she blames herself for her failure to achieve long-term job security, despite the challenges of an unstable labour market.14 Apr 2013 - 2:15am
Most Hong Kong employees care more about long-term job security than pay or promotions when choosing to work for a new company, according to a new survey.7 Apr 2013 - 6:47am
"What is your current or last salary?" The question makes many job seekers cringe yet it inevitably comes up in interviews.11 Mar 2013 - 4:26am
Hiring in Beijing will remain low as global economic uncertainty continues and employers strive to control costs, according to Robert Walters's annual survey, which did not forecast specific hiring levels.21 Feb 2013 - 6:07am
State-owned enterprises are set to cut salaries of senior executives to sustain growth amid rising operating costs and an unfavourable economic environment.
The State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission said in a statement on Thursday state firms were required to step up efforts to reduce costs and improve efficiency.12 Jan 2013 - 4:02am
Tyree Johnson scrubs himself with a bar of soap in a McDonald's bathroom and puts on fresh deodorant. He stashes his toiletries in a bag and hops on a city train. His destination: another McDonald's about a mile away.13 Dec 2012 - 5:28am
It doesn't have a proper title yet, but if I had to describe it, I would use the Chinese euphemism "the position of double happiness". Sorry, it's not another 3-D porn movie but a new full-time salaried position that the government is creating under its Central Policy Unit.23 Nov 2012 - 2:21am 1 comment
HK$787,000 haul for Mid-Levels burglars
Burglars escaped with cash and valuables worth HK$787,000 after ransacking three flats at All Fit Garden in Bonham Road, Mid-Levels, on Saturday night. The thieves climbed into the flats from scaffolding.
New six-hour meeting on old-age allowance12 Nov 2012 - 5:31am