Hong Kong to pay 30% more for ESG jobs

With Hong Kong dropping almost all entry restrictions, the SAR is looking to attract top talent from worldwide and the mainland. More specifically, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) jobs in Hong Kong are gaining more traction. These jobs could command more than 30% salary premiums as companies try to meet their sustainability targets and tackle …

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5 major travel trends for 2023 besides revenge travel

Taking revenge isn’t a concept that normally conjures up images of smiling faces or happy sharing among friends. Then again, 2023 is not your average year in Hong Kong – it is the first full year since 2019 when people can take foreign trips like they used to (for the most part), and understandably, revenge …

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5 steps that can help protect your business income

You are not alone if you are a small business owner struggling to keep your finances in check or worried about a business emergency. Unexpected events can sabotage your efforts – and you would be surprised to know that these events happen more often than you think. That being said, about 25 percent of businesses …

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The 5 best co-working spaces in Hong Kong

Remote/hybrid working and freelancing are more popular than ever. While these working arrangements provide much-needed freedom and flexibility, working from home can sometimes be boring. Cafe hopping may also pose issues such as a lack of high-speed wifi, uncomfortable desks, noisy customers, and the pressure to keep ordering. Fortunately, there are a number of co-working …

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What you need to know about your insurance before leaving Hong Kong

Are you moving from Hong Kong? While expats come and go, the COVID-19 pandemic saw many HK residents heading abroad to places like Australia, Canada, Singapore, and the UK. From looking for a new place to live and choosing where your children will go to school to navigating the local healthcare system and sorting out …

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Best things to do to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in 2022

The Mid-Autumn Festival is just around the corner! It’s an exciting time of year regardless of whether this is your first time celebrating the festival or you’ve been celebrating it since you were a child. You can look forward to indulging in rich mooncakes, visiting gorgeous and lantern-filled streets, admiring the illuminating moon, or doing …

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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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5 steps that can help protect your business income

You are not alone if you are a small business owner struggling to keep your finances in check or worried about a business emergency. Unexpected events can sabotage your efforts – and you would be surprised to know that these events happen more often than you think. That being said, about 25 percent of businesses …

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What you need to know about business interruption insurance in HK

According to an article by Eames Consulting in 2017, research from QBE insurance indicated that 26% of businesses in Hong Kong suffered lost income due to a business interruption. And if you thought that things were better by now, think again. The uncertain economic situation, global supply chain disruption, rising inflation, and other macro factors …

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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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travel trends

5 major travel trends for 2023 besides revenge travel

Taking revenge isn’t a concept that normally conjures up images of smiling faces or happy sharing among friends. Then again, 2023 is not your average year in Hong Kong – it is the first full year since 2019 when people can take foreign trips like they used to (for the most part), and understandably, revenge …

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Your guide to forest schools in Hong Kong

Today’s parents are spoilt for choice when it comes to their child’s education. Whether it’s the curriculum the school follows, their teaching philosophy, the student-to-teacher ratio, the extracurricular activities on offer, and more, you can tailor your little one’s learning experience. To add to the mix, forest schools are also emerging as a new and …

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Education System in Hong Kong: Tips to picking the right school for your child

Living abroad in Hong Kong can be a wonderful experience for children. But it can also be a tough one if their school isn’t a good fit. Whether it’s facing a different educational system or adapting to a new learning culture, there’s a multitude of things expat children might struggle with. So, without further ado, …

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Where to buy medicine in Hong Kong

Walk down the street in Hong Kong and it won’t be long before you pass either a chain pharmacy or a mom-and-pop shop. Go in one, and you will quickly find that they are all well stocked with common over-the-counter drugs and a solid selection of traditional Chinese medicine. While the sheer number of stores …

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Melioidosis outbreak in HK: Here’s what you need to know

Since August 2022, there has been a significant rise in the number of melioidosis cases in Hong Kong – with a cluster starting in Sham Shui Po. With 34 cases of the fatal infectious disease recorded in HK and counting, local authorities are working on containing the spread. For those living in the SAR, news …

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Your complete guide to dementia

Our body and mind tend to become weaker as we age, and that can include the onset of dementia. According to the Hospital Authority in Hong Kong, the prevalence rate of dementia in the SAR is estimated to be at 5%-8% amongst persons aged over 65, and that figure shoots up to 20%-30% amongst those …

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7 ways to encourage autonomy in your team

Do your employees have a lot of freedom while they’re working? If so, it’s likely that you have a highly autonomous team that is easier to manage, frees up your time, and even yields better results. If not, it could signal a poor organizational culture where you have little or no trust in your staff. …

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What are the most common types of employee benefits in Hong Kong?

Benefits are a standard part of most employee compensation packages these days. For businesses looking to attract and retain the best talent in their industry, offering things like leave allowances, flexible working arrangements, and fringe benefits is vital. Employee health benefits are one of the most common, and most important, perks for both employers and …

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Presenting Pacific Prime’s Global Employee Benefits Trends Report 2022

So much has changed in the past few years, owing to factors such as the global pandemic, the “Great Resignation”, Gen Z taking over workspaces, hybrid working arrangements, and more. The year 2022 has indeed been interesting for HR managers and industry leaders. And in this third edition of Pacific Prime’s Global Employee Benefits Trends …

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