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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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Home Insurance in Hong Kong: A guide

Homes are notoriously expensive in Hong Kong. In fact, the SAR was named the world’s most expensive housing market in 2020. With a significant investment needed to obtain some personal space for yourself in the city, it should come as no surprise that some people will want to do what they can to protect that …

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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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Hong Kong restrictions eased: Face-to-face classes to resume from April 19th, 2022

Great news! From April 19th, 2022, face-to-face or in-person teaching will resume for primary schools, international schools, and kindergartens, as reported by the South China Morning Post. The announcement comes as Hong Kong’s authorities began easing local and travel restrictions at the beginning of April 2022. Read on as this Pacific Prime Hong Kong article …

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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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7 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Hong Kong in 2022

If you had an intimate dinner planned at one of the best restaurants in HK for Valentine’s Day, then the latest bans could have you scrambling for alternatives. Or maybe Valentine’s Day completely slipped your mind and you’ve just realized it’s less than a week away. Whether you want to celebrate your loved one or …

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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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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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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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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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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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