More male university students have landed a job than their female counterparts, which can be a result of preferential treatment by employers, China Daily reports. A survey by MyCOS HR Digital Information, a human resources (HR) firm in Beijing, shows that 30 per cent of male college seniors, who will graduate in July, have secured an offer, compared with 21 per cent of female students. Wang Junjie, a consultant at HR firm Towers Watson in Beijing, says males are preferred in sectors such as transport and mining since overtime and trips are often required.
Accident rate in HK workplace drops 35 per cent
Occupational safety and health standards in Hong Kong continue to improve, says Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung. The number of work injuries and the accident rate per thousand workers fell from 58,841 and 24.3 in 1999 to 41,900 and 15.8 in 2008, or a decrease of 28.8 per cent and 35 per cent respectively.
Mainland jobseekers expect higher pay due to better economy
Mainland jobseekers are expecting more pay due to a labour shortage and better economy, China Daily reports. A recruiter at a recent career fair in Beijing said it was difficult to find qualified candidates with reasonable salary expectations. Another recruiter said many applicants asked him about the pay at the beginning of the interview.