18 Apr '11, 12am

HK bosses 'toughest to work for' in Asia-Pacific

HONG KONG - HONG KONG has the toughest work environment in the Asia-Pacific region, with 68 per cent of employers expecting staff to work during their vacations, according to a recent survey. The regional average for such a working environment is 40 per cent, with Singapore at 45 per cent, while it is 22 per cent for Australia, the Robert Half workplace survey also showed. Robert Half International, one of the world's leading specialised recruitment firms, extrapolated its findings from answers provided by more than 1,600 internationally mobile professionals working in the financial, accounting and human resource sectors in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. The survey found that 68 per cent of employers in Hong Kong expect their staff to be available while on annual leave or after work hours, reported the South China Morning Post yesterday. The proportion in...

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