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8 spring cleaning tips to prepare your home for Chinese New Year 2022

With Chinese New Year just around the corner, many people are looking for ways to usher in their best year yet. You might have already started ticking things off your spring cleaning checklist over Christmas and New Year, but it’s been a couple of weeks since then. Plus, Chinese New Year cleaning is a tradition …

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7 tips to boost mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

It’s 2022 and there is still no end in sight to the pandemic. Whether it’s yet another wave or a new variant, many of us are tired of an uncertain future that changes at the drop of a hat. Straight from the Hong Kong government’s Mental Health Relief Scheme Self Help Guide, safeguard your mental …

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How to financially prepare for maternity leave

If you’re a career woman hoping to welcome a little one in Hong Kong, you’ll be glad to know that you’re entitled to 14 weeks of maternity leave benefits. This statutory requirement has been extended from 10 weeks to 14 weeks under the Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2020  and maintains the current rate of maternity leave …

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Why travel insurance is a must for your Hong Kong trip

An exciting melting pot of ancient and modern cultures, Hong Kong continues to attract visitors from all over the world with its charms. People from different walks of life travel to Hong Kong for many different reasons. From shopping and dim sum to hiking trails and Buddhist temples, the bustling city has something to offer …

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6 things expats should know before moving to Hong Kong

Hong Kong attracts expats from across the globe with its endless attractions and beauty. Nightlife, beaches, hiking trails, and junk boats are just some of the many things that keep an expat’s life in Hong Kong fun and exciting. Even in spite of its high cost of living and crowds. While the pros and cons …

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How to have a healthy long-distance relationship in 2021

Technology makes it easy for us to stay in touch with people all over the world without even leaving our homes. Long-distance relationships are seen in a new light, with many couples witnessing the benefits of time apart. As the saying goes: “absence makes the heart grow fonder”, and dating long distance is a testament …

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How to plan an adult gap year

As the SAR is long known to have a stressed out population, there is an easy antidote for busy, overworked Hong Kongers: adult, midlife gap years. Typically associated with the brink of adulthood, gap years bring to mind 18+ year olds taking several months to travel, volunteer, or relax before pursuing higher education or entering …

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COVID-19 Vaccines: A guide for employers in Hong Kong

The announcement of three types of COVID-19 vaccines for Hong Kong’s residents creates hope of the situation returning to business-as-usual for employers across the SAR. Recent news from Bloomberg indicates it could be as soon as early March 2021, once the first batch of vaccines from the German firm BioNTech SE arrives around the end …

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Little known tips to better group and corporate health insurance implementation

In Hong Kong, companies are constantly struggling to attract and retain qualified staff. One of the ways companies and their HR teams are combating this is through the introduction of extra non-monetary benefits (aside from pay) that employees want or need. While this has been a common trend in western countries, many companies in Hong …

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Insurance for startups and SMEs: Key considerations when choosing group health insurance

For startups and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), resources and funding tend to be limited at the beginning and need to be spent wisely. While it may be tempting for business owners and HR leaders to skip employee benefits, such as group health insurance plans, firms that go above and beyond to make their employees …

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How to financially prepare for maternity leave

If you’re a career woman hoping to welcome a little one in Hong Kong, you’ll be glad to know that you’re entitled to 14 weeks of maternity leave benefits. This statutory requirement has been extended from 10 weeks to 14 weeks under the Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2020  and maintains the current rate of maternity leave …

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Giving birth in Hong Kong: Public vs private maternity hospitals

Whether you’re planning to have a child or have a baby on the way, one of the first things you’re going to need to think about is where you’re going to give birth. In Hong Kong, you have two options when it comes to giving birth. You can either go through childbirth in a public …

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5 tips to survive the summer holidays for working parents

Schools out! Whether you’ve sent your child to a public or international school in Hong Kong, this time of year marks the long summer break that every child looks forward to and every working parent dreads. That is – if both parents have full-time jobs. Are you at your wits end regarding how to juggle …

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8 spring cleaning tips to prepare your home for Chinese New Year 2022

With Chinese New Year just around the corner, many people are looking for ways to usher in their best year yet. You might have already started ticking things off your spring cleaning checklist over Christmas and New Year, but it’s been a couple of weeks since then. Plus, Chinese New Year cleaning is a tradition …

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How to start exercising without feeling overwhelmed

If you’re feeling the pressure to live a healthier lifestyle, you’re far from alone. Whether it’s because of the current pandemic, new year’s resolutions, or health concerns in general, many of us feel the pull to improve our health and wellbeing. One of the best ways to do that is to start exercising. It’s no …

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7 tips to boost mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

It’s 2022 and there is still no end in sight to the pandemic. Whether it’s yet another wave or a new variant, many of us are tired of an uncertain future that changes at the drop of a hat. Straight from the Hong Kong government’s Mental Health Relief Scheme Self Help Guide, safeguard your mental …

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3 ways to help new staff settle at your international school

It can be a daunting experience for new staff joining an international school in Hong Kong. Some may be new graduates and others expats from abroad. So if you have new joiners, you’ll probably want to help them settle as soon as possible. Not only will this show that you care about their careers, but …

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Do job seekers value salary or employee benefits more?

Even though salaries are the main reward for work, employee benefits are becoming more and more important. Job hunters are constantly seeking employment opportunities that align with their career goals and provide excellent employee benefits packages. But do job seekers care more about salary or employee benefits? In this Pacific Prime Hong Kong article, we …

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3 ways you can advocate for your employees’ mental health

Hong Kong’s frenetic work culture is not a secret, but poor workplace mental health tends to be. Despite the fact that an estimated 1 in 7 people in the SAR will experience a common mental disorder at any given time, mental health is a highly stigmatized issue in the workplace and seeking help is often …

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