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Orhan Pamuk

Tuggerah, Australia, Australia


Member since January 15, 2013

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    The topics of fraud, hiring and employee compensation were discussed at a KPMG Advisory and Bermuda Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) breakfast seminar entitled “Effective HR Strategies in and Ever Changing Environment”.

    The seminar this past Wednesday was to help business owners answer questions about effectively managing their human resources.

    This informative seminar provided 50 attendees with practical tips to help manage the HR process by providing creative techniques and strategies to help them remain competitive, the BEDC said.

    KPMG Managing Director Steve Woodward opened the seminar by welcoming the attendees and the panel of speakers.

    David Ash, KPMG Advisory Manager reviewed how best to identify a fraudster and protect your organisation.

    Mr Ash referenced the KPMG survey conducted that included 348 fraud investigations in 39 different countries.

    Results from the survey indicate that the typical fraudster is: male, between 36-35 years old, commits fraud against his own employer, works in a finance related role, holds a senior management position, is employed by the company for more than ten years and works in collusion with an external partner.

    Mr Ash indicated that often times what motivates someone to commit fraud is part of The Fraud Triangle: Pressure — this is the motivator, a need to resolve some personal issue that is usually related to money or status; Opportunity — the...

  • The rising localization movement and desperate calls for democratization in Hong Kong serve as a warning to Taiwan, where Sinicization and the weakening localization movement were grave concerns, an academic said yesterday on the eve of the 16th anniversary of the territory’s handover to China.

    “The situation in almost every aspect of life in Hong Kong has gotten so bad that Hong Kong independence — for which support remains very weak, however — has been mentioned among the people,” said Chen Yi-chi (陳奕齊), a doctoral candidate at University of Leiden in the Netherlands.

    Chen, who also serves as the secretary-general of the Southern Taiwan Society, analyzed political, economic and social development in Hong Kong between 1997 and the present and made comparisons between Taiwan and the territory, which was handed over to China on July 1, 1997, at a seminar organized by the World United Formosans for Independence (WUFI) Taipei Chapter.

    The year 2003 became a watershed year for Hong Kong, which was hit by deflation — a result of the Asian financial crisis, SARS, the controversial Article 23 of the Hong Kong Basic Law regarding national security and the signing of the Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) , which increased Hong Kong’s economic dependence on Beijing, Chen said.