Filipino domestic workers choose to remain in HK despite city conflict, survey finds
Labour & Employment

Filipino domestic workers choose to remain in HK despite city conflict, survey finds

Startup-led survey takes the perspective of an oft-overlooked group on how ExLaw drama has affected their lives. Photo Credit: Francisco Anzola A previously unexplored perspective…

Rising minimum wage expected to raise inflation, unemployment (a bit)
Labour & Employment

Rising minimum wage expected to raise inflation, unemployment (a bit)

The minimum wage in Hong Kong is expected to go up to HK$37.5 from HK$34.5 per hour. Up to 75,000 employees are expected to benefit…

Hong Kong talent: Great at recruitment, lacking in development
Labour & Employment

Hong Kong talent: Great at recruitment, lacking in development

Hong Kong drops six places in international ranking for attracting and retaining talent, the Switzerland-based Institute for Management Development (IMD) says. The city comes in…

Baby, leave or don’t leave: Maternity and Paternity Leave in Hong Kong
Labour & Employment

Baby, leave or don’t leave: Maternity and Paternity Leave in Hong Kong

New and repeat parents in Hong Kong are now entitled to longer parental leave, thanks to the latest Policy Address and LegCo decisions. But economic…

Part II: The Silver Workplace – Supporting aging workers
Labour & Employment

Part II: The Silver Workplace – Supporting aging workers

Life expectancies for male and female in Hong Kong have increased to 81.7 years and 87.7 years, one of the longest in the world. As…

Part I: The Silver Workplace – Supporting aging workers
Labour & Employment

Part I: The Silver Workplace – Supporting aging workers

Hong Kong has the longest lived people on the planet. In a city with On Sunday, Dr Law Chi-kwong, Secretary for Labour and Welfare, wrote…

Nursing home labour shortage driving demand for imports
Labour & Employment

Nursing home labour shortage driving demand for imports

While the Hong Kong government is trying to divert the demand for elderly care to the neighboring cities in the Greater Bay Area, it is…

Mat leave, pat leave, more more more
Labour & Employment

Mat leave, pat leave, more more more

By Chermaine Lee Politicians of every stripe claim to be for families. But controversy rages over what policies promote family and child well-being and which…

HK to bring in tech talent faster
Labour & Employment

HK to bring in tech talent faster

Bringing up “innovation and technology” day and night, the government now welcomes IT talent onboard to co-build Hong Kong into a smart city, but some…

The Mirage of PRD Integration: Labour fragmentation will frustrate regional ambitions
Immigration

The Mirage of PRD Integration: Labour fragmentation will frustrate regional ambitions

Ambitious city cluster plans will not succeed if the  fragmentation of the cross-border labour force  persists. Photo: Chris Lusher