- Green power still powerful
Businesses that persist with their green agenda during a downturn will be the businesses "best placed to seize competitive advantage when the upturn comes", according to Gary James, tax partner at Grant Thornton Hong Kong.
- Employers urged to 'tell all' in recruitment
Companies with a mind to recruit during the ongoing GFC would be wise to embrace a 'tell all' approach if they want to avoid legal action from disgruntled ex-employees in the future, according to Harmers Workplace Lawyers.
- Work for less? Most say yes
The majority of job applicants to non-profit organisations are willing to take a significant pay cut - up to 30% - to secure jobs they see as ethical, according to a new survey.
- Facts and Figures
72 % of employers increased web 2.0 usage since the downturn began
- One third of officials “network” at bars
Around one-third of government officials in China believe that visiting places such as health spas and karaoke bars is part of their “networking duty”, according to a poll conducted by People’s Daily.
- Managing ‘survivor syndrome’
As the downturn is forcing more firms to reduce personnel, global companies need to have plans in place to manage “survivor syndrome” in order to prepare for the eventual upturn, according to a report from The Conference Board.