If, moreover, the prevention of crime is the chief object of punishment, why wait till the crime is committed? Why not punish before, as a certain Turk in Barbary is said to have done, who, whenever he bought a fresh Christian slave, had him forthwith suspended by his heels and bastinadoed, that the severe sense of his punishment might prevent him from committing in future the faults that should merit it? Why should we ever let a man out of prison who has once entered one? Is he not then a hundred times more likely to violate the law than he was before; and is he ever more dangerous to society than when he has once suffered for the public example, and been released from the discipline that was intended to reform him? It is still true, as Goldsmith said long ago, that we send a man to prison for one crime and let him loose again ready to commit a thousand. And so it is, that of the 74,000 souls who make up our criminal classes, whilst about 34,000 of them fill our prisons and reformatories, there is still an army of 40,000 at large in our midst, whom we class as known thieves, receivers of stolen goods, and suspected persons.
People are Talents, not assets
More than any other factor, our Talents remain fundamental to our success. We espouse a corporate culture which champions entrepreneurship, continuous learning & development, and LIFE-work priority. A career at HKBN entails Total Rewards for Talents that aren’t strictly monetary in nature. We also uphold Talents as priority number one – substantiated by how we treat our Talents with respect, offer exceptional flexibility and employment benefits, and provide them with copious opportunities to grow professionally. This Talent-first approach to business drives our capabilities to innovate and stay competitive.
Providing Talents with excellent work flexibility
Supporting life-long development remains a crucial example of how we treat Talents as priority number one
Aligning HKBN Talent interests with the company and HKBN shareholders’