Category Archives: Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Asia has some of the most expensive cities for expats

Mercer’s annual Cost of Living Survey finds African, Asian, and European cities dominating the list of most expensive locations for expats working abroad: Five of the top 10 cities in this year’s ranking are in Asia with Hong Kong (2) more »

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Why it’s much harder for expat bankers to land a Hong Kong job

Bloomberg has reported that more and more, even experienced expat bankers are struggling to find and keep jobs in Hong Kong if they don’t speak Mandarin. The same goes for those without a mastery of China’s business culture or connections more »

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Survey: Employee (dis)engagement in Asia

The Asian Nikkei Review has noted a recent survey by Gallup conducted globally from 2014 through 2016 which found that workers in East Asia are much less engaged in their jobs than their counterparts in the rest of the world. more »

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Survey: Expat women increasingly unhappy about the Hong Kong lifestyle

The South China Morning Post has reported that in a female expat satisfaction survey by expatriate networking website InterNations, Hong Kong has become significantly less popular (falling from 12th to 29th place in the rankings) with expat women in the more »

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Survey: Expats prefer Taiwan over Hong Kong

The South China Morning Post has reported that Hong Kong’s overall ranking in the Expat Insider survey, published by expatriate networking website InterNations, fell further than all but two of 66 other countries this year – from 26th to 44th more »

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How Hong Kong’s professional landscape has changed over the past decade

Advance (“Connecting Australians Globally”) recently interviewed Australian Fiona Nott (a Governance and Compliance Consultant and non-executive director of Aesop Hong Kong; founder and chair of the Australian Chamber of Commerce Women In Business Network; and a Board member of the 30% Club) more »

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Fewer Hong Kong expat bankers getting “fat” expat housing packages


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A Bloomberg article says the days where Hong Kong expats working in banking or finance enjoy lavished and guaranteed expat housing benefits is fast ending – especially in the wake of layoffs since the start of the year (e.g. Barclays more »

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The Human Capital Report 2015: Asia findings

The Human Capital Report 2015, was recently published by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with Mercer with Asia-Pacific, the world’s most populous region, scoring towards the middle of the range of the Human Capital Index results, with an overall more »

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Professional job opportunities up 5% across APAC

According to findings from the Q2 2014 Morgan McKinley Asia Pacific Employment Monitor, there was a 5% year-on-year increase in financial services jobs vacancies in the Asia Pacific region. The Monitor recorded a 7% increase in vacancies in the first more »

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Hong Kong tops poll of contingent workforce engagement

Recruiter magazine has reported that a recent survey found that Hong Kong continues to be the highest-ranked country for the commitment and connection to its contingent workforce in 2014, followed closely by the US (Note: The contingent workforce consists of more »

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