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The rise of the gig economy finance professional

By Tim Cooper Companies are embracing a new finance staffing model, which mixes full-time employees with consultants, interims, and temporary workers to meet modern challenges such as digital transformation, according to Robert Half International’s 2019 US Salary Guide. The result is a boom in the market for finance professionals willing to take on specialist or… Read More The rise of the gig economy finance professional

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Meet the SMPs

With Micro-, World Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day on 27 June, Institute members tell Liana Cafolla what it’s like to play a big role in a small- and medium-sized firm. “Becoming an entrepreneur and setting up my own practice required a big mindset change,” says Wilson Ng, Co-founder of FastLane CPA and a member of… Read More Meet the SMPs

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Getting it right from the start-up

With the third Micro-, Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Day on 27 June, entrepreneurs tell Liana Cafolla about what it takes for start-ups to survive the start-up phase in Hong Kong and build a successful business. Two events in January served as a reminder of Hong Kong’s increasingly crowded start-up scene – StartmeupHK, an InvestHK initiative… Read More Getting it right from the start-up

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Architecture that builds value

Done well, it can pay off with more than just customers. By Amanda Abrams When the giant German conglomerate thyssenkrupp needed a new tower to test its lifts technology, the company originally planned to go the simple route, with an industrial, utilitarian design. It made financial sense: After all, the buildings used to test lifts’… Read More Architecture that builds value

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5 steps to a more inclusive organisation

Stigma is a major cause of workplace discrimination in the UK and beyond. It affects a wide range of social groups including, for example: people who are HIV positive, those with mental health issues, disabled people, those from certain social backgrounds, single parents, ex-offenders, older workers, the homeless, those who society considers to be overweight,… Read More 5 steps to a more inclusive organisation

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Good onboarding = staff retention and high performance

By Chris Sheedy Onboarding a new employee is the first good impression a company can make – but why do so many businesses get it wrong and how can the process improve? A study by recruitment firm Robert Half claims that 98% of Australian businesses recognise their onboarding systems and processes are insufficient. Most surprising… Read More Good onboarding = staff retention and high performance