Logic gap

On a recent trip overseas, I was hiking up to a glacial lake with my wife when I asked her how to say the word 'tarn' in Cantonese.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:49pm

Plenty of room at Rhombus Hotels

With ambitious expansion plans in mind, Rhombus International Hotels Group has 100 vacancies that it intends to fill in the coming months. The group, which manages, operates and develops hotels, aims to have over 1,000 employees by the end of the year.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

An 'X' mark for Generations Y and Z

A new survey shows that Generation Y employees in Hong Kong lack the skills needed to drive the city's economy forward, with most respondents blaming the education system. The most pressing areas for improvement for Gen Y are their work attitude, a sense of responsibility and interpersonal communication skills.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Here's some advice: try to adopt a pet

Being a responsible pet owner is not an easy job. It is much more than just providing food, water and shelter for your pet. You must also show that you truly care about the animal.

Some people will buy a cute pet as a love token. However, the pet is often abandoned when the relationship ends.

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Creating a digitally challenging space for kids

Jennifer Fenton (below), Grade 6 leader at the Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CISHK), aims to create a classroom environment which supports and challenges pupils. Central to this is giving them the skills and awareness to make the best use of technology. She talks to John Cremer

In this area, what is your basic approach?

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Don't stop learning when the holidays roll around

We are going to Britain for most of the summer, staying with our extended family. Last summer holiday, my son didn't do much schoolwork, and I think his academic skills slipped. He struggles a bit at school. How can I make sure this doesn't happen again?

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Good communicators are in demand

As banking and finance processes become more complicated, strong communication skills are essential to ensure staff understand their role and responsibilities, including communication with customers.

Marc Burrage, regional director of Hays in Hong Kong, says that when recruiting for a banking division, communication skills are becoming a necessary requirement.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Life experience in their teens

Summer jobs can be great. Not only can they offer us a chance to learn some useful skills but they also help us get valuable life experiences. Just ask junior reporters Cameron James Tucker and Jack Sze Wing-leong.

Both teens worked in summer jobs last year. Not just any odd jobs, either.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Skills shortages 'a threat to our future'

Working your way up the ladder is one thing, but achieving the bigger objectives requires another set of business skills: leadership, management, creative thinking, and strategic planning. What concerns senior executives in Hong Kong - and across Asia - is an apparent dearth of these qualities among youngsters hoping to climb the corporate ladder.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Life skills needed to survive in real world

Raising the leaders and innovators of tomorrow will undoubtedly involve a bit of trial and error, but science can easily answer some of the broader questions.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Games for leaders

As the world becomes more complex and unpredictable, leadership skills are becoming more highly valued. Many parents are thus looking for opportunities for their children to develop the skills of leadership, largely through participation in organised sporting activities and outdoor adventure programmes.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Cents and sensibility

Most parents understand the importance of establishing a home environment made up of daily routines that encourage children to develop the positive habits relating to food, looking after personal hygiene needs, and developing positive social relationships.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Mainland manager dearth spills over into Hong Kong

China is experiencing a serious leadership and managerial shortage, according to the latest Future of Talent Management China Survey.

5 May 2012 - 12:00am

Win friends and influence people

When Dale Carnegie delivered his first course on public speaking in 1912, he could scarcely have dreamed that it could be so widely diversified and remain so influential in such depth a century later - and beyond.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Contract work can be rewarding

Contract work may not appeal to everyone, but it does offer some attractive advantages for those willing to take responsibility for their personal career development.

7 Jan 2012 - 12:00am