Hong Kong has the least optimistic female middle managers in Asia-Pacific, according to a report by talent acquisition and management solutions provider Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS), writes John Brennan.
The prime quality that companies and their boards of directors look for when hiring senior executives is the ability to lead and motivate others, according to a global survey of 1,270 business leaders conducted by executive search firm IIC Partners, writes John Brennan.
Upbeat January trade-performance figures from the mainland and positive signs that Hong Kong enterprises could benefit from a strengthening global trade environment during 2014 are prompting employers to boost their middle-management capabilities, writes Chris Davis.
Human capital – how best to develop, engage, manage and retain talent – is the most pressing challenge faced by businesses today, a recent global survey of top executives has revealed, writes Darius Musni.
After riding out a bumpy post-financial-crisis road for several years, Asia’s hedge fund management industry shows signs of finding its wheels again, with rising base salaries and a return to hiring activity, writes Chris Davis.
Faced with lacklustre demand from developed markets, moderate GDP growth forecasts and rising salary costs, employers on the mainland are looking for innovative, but sustainable, ways to reward and retain employees, writes Chris Davis.
Job stress comes in different forms and while a certain amount of workplace stress is considered by some experts to be positive, it can lead to adverse consequences, such as lower productivity as well as emotional and physical health problems, writes Chris Davis.