SUBSCRIBE: Newsletter

Human Resources

Toggle

Article

Talent shortage: Cafe de Coral retains employees with 25% pay raise



Hong Kong's leading C&B conference Employee Benefits Asia returns on 16 May
Contact us now for the amazing GROUP DISCOUNT

 

Cafe de Coral Holdings reported earnings Tuesday said net profit for the first half the year was down 11.3% to HK$206 million due to a spike in manpower costs even though revenue over the same period increased 6.24% to HK$4.13 billion from a year earlier.

Speaking to the Standard chief executive officer Peter Law Tak Shing said the costs could be attributed to paying staff.

“In order to keep frontline staff, staff costs posted a double-digit increase, with average salary at HK$50 per hour per staff. In the first half, over 400 new staff were employed. Thus, manpower costs surged, leading to a drop in profit. But the situation is now under control.”

Front line employees saw their hourly wage increases from $40 to $50 per hour in the first half of 2017.  It seems the  restaurant chain has stepped up its effort in retaining employees.   Employees at Café de Coral Fast Food and Super Super Congee & Noodles complained to local medias last year about  extremely long working hours.

Some chefs said they were forced to work 16 hours shifts – from 6 in the morning to 10 at night.

While the restaurant chain has said it won’t increase prices for consumers it did indicate adding more variety to the menu as well as plans to open eight to ten new stores employing 200 more employees in the coming year despite rent increases.

Earlier this year the company announced it would close all their stores in Eastern China.

Photo/ 123RF 

 

Human Resources magazine and the HR Bulletin daily email newsletter:
Asia's only regional HR print and digital media brand.
Register for your FREE subscription now »

Read More News

Trending