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Survival as a temp

The number of temporary assignments is rising. Employers are embracing headcount flexibility, managing workload peaks and hiring specialist help for projects and to cover leave, writes Marc Burrage. ...

Turn of the temps

More businesses in Hong Kong are turning to contract and temporary workers, as they allow employers to fill a short-term staffing need or provide assistance for special projects without the commitment of a permanent hire, writes Marc Burrage. ...

HK feeling the heat in scramble for talent

Hong Kong's business-friendly environment remains a magnet for companies looking to establish a presence in Asia, writes Chris Davis. ...

Accent on niche hiring

Investment banks and financial services firms remain cost-conscious, and therefore in 2014 we expect the majority of permanent hiring to be for replacement positions or for specific, niche roles such as front office developers and technical infrastructure support positions, writes Christopher Aukland. ...

Is ‘Obamacare’ unhealthy for full-time jobs?

Part-time employment in the US has been outpacing full-time job growth since 2008. Economists cite still-tough economic conditions as the root cause, but some say President Barack Obama’s 2010 health-care law has exacerbated the trend ...