Strategic Management

Productive placements key at HKPC

With its comprehensive business scope and extensive exposure to different industries and associations, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) is one of the most useful places for a fresh graduate to start their career.

Friday, 22 June, 2012, 12:00am

Industry values curious cats

Curiosity killed the cat' may be a proverb used to warn of the dangers of excessive probing. In the world of market research, however, curiosity is a quality which is highly valued.

19 May 2012 - 12:00am

Planning for succession is crucial

It is unfortunate that a man as successful as casino mogul Stanley Ho Hung-sun should have to spend the last years of his life fighting his own offspring over how his business empire should be divided.

5 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Rich opportunities at Zurich

With the ambitious target of becoming one of the top five insurance agencies in Hong Kong in the next three years, Zurich has a vigorous growth plan. The financial services giant plans to recruit 1,000 agents within this year, doubling its existing sales force.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Living out his childhood dream

In his first year at Ernst & Young, one of the Big Four accounting firms, Maximilian Wong Mau-chung was told that he could be a partner after 10 years and enjoy the prestige that goes with being an accountant. But this was not what he wanted. After serious consideration, he left his auditing job to become a development officer at the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG).

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Weapons for job hunting

The lengthy sub-title of this work is 'How to Stand Out from the Crowd and Tap Into The Hidden Job Market Using Social Media and 999 Other Tactics Today' - which is another way of saying that this is a kind of 'Job-hunting for Dummies' offering. But the Dummies series has its uses, and so does this book.

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Down with the corporate king

In his 30-plus years as a leading management consultant, James Haybyrne has seen one attribute that has helped executives build successful organisations: It is the ability to ask the right questions.

11 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Developing critical thinking skills

Telecommunications specialist Patrick Tsie is a strong believer in lifelong learning.

23 May 2011 - 12:00am


How to become a good leader

There are four qualities that help you become an outstanding leader.

First, leaders have to understand the needs and characteristics of the people they are leading. Second, there needs to be open communication.

Third, leaders need to know what to do. Last, leaders need to be able to improve their teams' performance.

18 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Osram offers a chance to shine

As one of the world's largest lighting manufacturers, Osram is hiring to keep pace with business and operational expansion plans.

'We need marketing professionals and application engineers with knowledge of solid-state lighting and regional exposure in Asia,' says Elim Fan, senior regional HR director for Osram Asia-Pacific.

18 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

IT veteran leads with vision

Now overseeing strategy and business operations as general manager of Microsoft Hong Kong, Peter Yeung is a respected voice in the IT sector. During his more than 30 years in the industry, he has run the local operations for a string of IT multinationals and seen the hi-tech revolution up close.

21 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Offering informed advice

Management consultants provide advice to companies on areas such as strategic direction, cost-cutting and streamlining operations.

13 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Winning side was consistent

Commenting on The Hong Kong Management Game 2010, the game's designer Russell Morris says he is satisfied with the level of competition this year.

'We didn't know who was going to win until we had the results of the final trading period,' says Morris, who is the system designer at Universal Business Management Simulation.

7 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Lucky break brings benefits

With a touch of self-deprecation, Elaine Hwang might claim to be still in her 'first job', but that is simply to emphasise a point. Unlike others whose careers are marked by false starts and unrealised ambitions, she found her professional niche early in life and enjoys the challenges and satisfaction that it brings.

15 May 2010 - 12:00am

Planning is key to succession

As Hong Kong continues to evolve as a service-based knowledge economy, employers need to devise effective policies that will allow them to attract, motivate and retain qualified staff.

1 May 2010 - 12:00am