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Pay trends point to greener pastures across the border

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 unions slam 'insult of a pay rise'

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

Property industry professionals in Malaysia see big pay rises

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

Civil servants want pay linked to inflation

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

For senior and young, Hong Kong job market may be healthier than you think

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

Monetary authority chief's salary tops HK$9.4m

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

Give dockworkers a decent, living wage

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

Job security makes for better workers

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

Hong Kong workers rate job security higher than pay when joining a firm

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

The cost of revealing your previous salary

"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