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Work-Life Balance

Taking time for children a career high for Principal executive

While many women choose to stop working when their children are young, investment professional Andrea Muller felt her two children needed to see more of her in their teenage years.

Saturday, 15 February, 2014, 1:30am

Fit & Fab: Tricia Yap

Tricia Yap always had a passion for fashion and jewellery. So friends and family were shocked when she took up white-collar boxing two years ago.

28 May 2013 - 11:10am

Companies can't ignore work-life balance issues

Research from around the world shows that work-life balance is critical to long-term business success. In one survey conducted by Community Business last year, some 72 per cent of employees cited work-life balance as a critical factor affecting productivity, level of engagement, and the attraction and retention of talent.

18 Apr 2013 - 3:18am

To be taken in moderation

The secrets of longevity are as diverse as the people who live long enough to be invited to reveal them. The science of life expectancy, however, includes a universal premise. All things being equal, shedding excess weight reduces the risk of premature death from related illnesses such as heart disease, hypertension and diabetes.

7 Jan 2013 - 2:36am

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

Globetrotter bridges the gaps

For many women determined to power through the glass ceiling on the way to the top of the corporate world, juggling a family can be a dealbreaker.

Maaike Steinebach, a 41-year-old mother of three who is chief executive of Dutch lender ABN Amro Hong Kong, is one woman who appears to have it figured out.

29 Dec 2012 - 4:58am

Our top politicians must take a break to stay on track

"You look slimmer and slimmer."

What would be the likely reaction from a woman receiving this comment? Happy because she assumes it a compliment, or worried, taking it as a warning of ill health?

12 Nov 2012 - 5:31am 1 comment

Try this vital balancing act

Imagine a typical two-career couple facing all the challenges that success creates. Let's call them Winnie and Benson, both in their 40s.

He is a new partner at an international consulting firm; she is the chief consultant in the paediatrics department of a major teaching hospital.

6 Nov 2012 - 12:35pm

New rule aims to guarantee more rest for weary

The central government has proposed a new regulation to ensure that employees working irregular hours have ample time for rest, but labour experts have expressed doubts about whether it could be enforced.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Responding to needs of employees

Best Company

14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Hong Kong bosses most demanding

Hong Kong's employers are the most demanding among their Asia-Pacific peers.

A survey by consulting firm Robert Half showed that 68 per cent of Hong Kong's bosses expect employees to be available or contactable while on annual leave or outside office hours.

26 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Working hours issue needs prompt attention

As with the debate over a minimum hourly wage, discussion about maximum working hours promptly exposes the vast gulf between the views of employers and union leaders. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, having raised the matter in his policy address, finds himself at the heart of an increasingly heated debate.

21 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Employee engagement - Roger Steel

Roger Steel Chief executive, Sun Life Hong Kong

Staff retention

27 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Corporate Culture - Lee Boon-ying

Lee Boon-ying Director, Hong Kong Observatory

Characteristics of the corporate culture

27 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Visionary firm is making all the right moves

Cisco's Hong Kong and Macau operations may not be the only business to use web-based videoconferencing technology, but it can, according to general manager Barbara Chiu, claim one world first.

'We must be the only company to have used our Webex technology to teach tai chi. More than 100 staff and partners participated.'

9 Nov 2009 - 12:00am