• Why smart employees don’t have lunch at their desk After a grueling morning, the lunch break is an important period for employees to re-charge and relax. While most employees prefer going out for lunch to stretch their legs after hours of sitting, there are those who prefer the peacefulness and comfort of a deserted office. But according to a post on Hong Kong Discussion Group, staying in the office during lunch hour is a risky and undesirable move to be
  • 5 key things to know about Hong Kong’s workforce In a world where it sometimes feels like even your smallest decisions at work have to be backed up by at least 17 spreadsheets and a cost-benefit analysis, the word “report” may not conjure up any happy thoughts. As such, we understand you may not want to spend your Friday sifting through 400+ pages of the latest Census and Statistics Department’s annual “Women and Men in Hong Kong – Key Statistics”
  • Five ways to shut the boss up “Hong Kong style” Everyone thinks they can do a better job than their boss, making managing people one of the toughest jobs ever. Where there are people, there are conflicts, and workers never get tired of gossiping about their bosses’ shortcomings. But gossip aside, most employees would never dare to speak their minds. The team at ChiSin Production created a video about five ways in which Hong Kong working class members shut up
  • How to stop your staff from leaving According to a recent study by Randstad, over a third of employees (37%) in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia are planning on leaving their companies in the coming six months. While not all of them may actually see it through, that’s a very high percentage of employees who aren’t completely satisfied. If the number surprises you, and you have no idea who that 37% would be within your company, there can be two
  • Hongkongers share what not to say to the boss In today’s culturally diverse office, employees need to pay extra attention to what they say. It is easy to put your foot in your mouth when you are working alongside a variety of hard-working people in a stressful environment. With that being said, employees also need to be aware of some of the things that bosses from any culture would not be pleased to hear. In a post on Hong Kong
  • Would you consider these clothes inappropriate for work? With today’s workplace attire trending towards the casual side, even the typically uptight accounting and finance departments have switched out their suit and tie in favour of the more casual khakis and polo shirt. A recent survey by Robert Half Finance & Accounting revealed that 74% of CFOs said their accounting and finance departments have a somewhat or very casual dress code. Nearly a quarter (23%) observed that business attire guidelines have