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2016 Greater China Employee Intentions Report

What percentage of employees will change jobs in the next 12 months?

What is driving the motivation to move roles?

Regional highlights

Cautious optimism

Just under half (47%) of surveyed professionals said that their current job opportunities were average, while a further 30% said they were good or very good

Retention strategies

58% of employees chose career progression as the key reason for looking to leave their current position and seeking a new challenge was a close second

Attraction strategies

An increased salary was the key reason given by employees for being attracted to a new position. Career progression was close behind in second, showing employers need to focus on employee development programmes

Market highlights

Mainland China

Mainland China

Cautious optimism around opportunities in the job market, but bullish confidence towards renumeration

  • 80% of employees state that the job market is average to very good
  • 67% of employees expect a pay rise above 11% from their existing position

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Strong desire for greater workplace flexibility and leave allowance, but cautious optimism among employees

  • 48% of employees say that flexibility in their working hours would be a benefit they would like to see introduced
  • 26% of employees rate the current job market as good or very good



Employers need to consider greater workplace flexibility and leave allowance

  • 74% of employees would consider working overseas, down only 1% from last year’s survey
  • 51% of professionals would like to see greater flexibility in their working hours introduced