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10 tips for building a more inclusive workplace in 2022

The rise in remote work culture and its side effects leading to the Great Resignation has shaken up the dynamics of traditional workspaces in 2022. As a result, HR managers and industry leaders worldwide are working towards making workplaces more inclusive and creating a mental health-friendly environment for their employees. According to an OC tanner …

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Vital business insurance products that startups should know

Starting a business in Hong Kong is a huge task. Not only do you have to come up with an idea, service, or product that’ll be profitable, but you also have to navigate the world and responsibilities of being the owner of a company. Startups and Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are still held to …

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How to register for the Consumption Voucher Scheme in Hong Kong (updated)

Fancy getting HKD $5,000 of free money? Yes, you can spend it on anything you like. And no, it’s not too good to be true. The Hong Kong government the Consumption Voucher Scheme in 2021 to boost the local economy through spending and consumption, as the economy (like other countries) has been affected by the …

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Traveling abroad in 2022: What you need to prepare for your trip

Planning a holiday or business trip to destinations in the Americas, Europe, Africa, or Southeast Asia? If so, you’ll surely need to prepare a few documents and ensure you meet the requirements for entering your desired destination(s). Read on, as this Pacific Prime Hong Kong article covers what to prepare when making plans to travel …

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Traveling abroad in 2022: What you need to prepare for your trip

Planning a holiday or business trip to destinations in the Americas, Europe, Africa, or Southeast Asia? If so, you’ll surely need to prepare a few documents and ensure you meet the requirements for entering your desired destination(s). Read on, as this Pacific Prime Hong Kong article covers what to prepare when making plans to travel …

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Hong Kong to reopen to non-residents from May 2022

There’s finally light at the end of the tunnel as Hong Kong’s government announced it would allow non-residents to enter the city from May 1st, 2022. For many around the globe, this is welcoming news as it brings to an end two years of stringent border controls and Hong Kong flight/travel restrictions that were put …

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7 ways to make the most of your home office setup

Many of us are no strangers to working from home in 2022. As the fifth wave of COVID-19 hits Hong Kong, here are some home office ideas. A good home office setup is paramount not only to your career but for your mental and physical health. What’s more, remote working is here to stay as …

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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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Coronavirus: What to do with the kids when school is closed

The idea of not going to school sounds great to many kids. However, it may be a nightmare if you’re struggling to get to work or work from home and supervise at the same time. Summer holidays are already in full swing four months earlier than usual (having started March 7th, 2022) amid COVID-19 in …

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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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A guide to health check-ups in Hong Kong

A guide to health check-ups in Hong Kong

Moving across the globe can put a heavy physical strain on your body without you even knowing. From the initial jet lag, unfamiliar diseases, to being exposed to a higher level of air pollution, you are especially prone to health problems when moving to a new country. This makes getting regular health check-ups when moving …

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How Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is used to treat COVID-19

When the COVID-19 outbreak in Hong Kong turned into the world’s deadliest, Beijing sent one million packets of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) combinations as part of the aid. Honeysuckle, rhubarb root, and sweet wormwood herb are some of the natural ingredients used in Chinese medicine for COVID-19. Hong Kong’s government also plans to distribute kits …

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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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10 tips for building a more inclusive workplace in 2022

The rise in remote work culture and its side effects leading to the Great Resignation has shaken up the dynamics of traditional workspaces in 2022. As a result, HR managers and industry leaders worldwide are working towards making workplaces more inclusive and creating a mental health-friendly environment for their employees. According to an OC tanner …

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How to attract and retain employees in Hong Kong with the right initiatives

As the Hong Kong exodus continues, more employers in Hong Kong are voicing their concerns over droves of employees leaving the SAR. They believe that the city-state’s strict COVID-19 measures are part of the problem, as employees are subject to mandatory testing, considerable social distancing measures, and lengthy quarantine periods. Unlike other economies around the …

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How employers can prepare for a potential lockdown in HK

As Hong Kong struggles to contain its worst COVID-19 outbreak to date, there are talks about a potential lockdown in March. Even though local officials have yet to make any firm decisions, residents are preparing by stocking up on food, supplies, and medicines. Time will tell if another HK lockdown will happen, but one thing …

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