According to the latest Randstad Workmonitor study, 66 per cent of Hongkongers consider it important to contribute to the society by doing unpaid voluntary work. However, only 33 per cent actively commit to volunteering activities outside of their working hours.
The survey revealed that 77 per cent of Hongkongers would be keen to volunteer if they were given paid time off by their employers. Employees in Hong Kong SAR do not have much choice about which charitable organisation they can volunteer at, with only 21 per cent of the respondents saying that they were given paid time off to volunteer for a cause or charitable organisation of their own choice.
impact of corporate social responsibility programmes on hongkongers
Almost three-quarters of Hongkongers (74 per cent) surveyed said that they will only want to work for a company that has a strong corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme.
However, expectations on the companies having a strong CSR programme are lower during the job search process. When looking for a job, only 57 per cent of the respondents said that it is important that the company they are applying a job at participates in a philanthropic initiative
inclusion and diversity important to hongkongers
Hongkongers are firm believers of diversity at the workplace. 91 per cent of the respondents said that it is very important that all opportunities should be presented based on the individual’s ability to perform the role. This same group of respondents also agreed that job opportunities should be made attainable to the labour market regardless of the individual’s physical ability, age, gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation and religion.
Hence, it was a surprise that less than half of the respondents (47 per cent) said that their current employers have a diversity and inclusion policy.
randstad hong kong: work mobility index Q3 2018
Overall, the Mobility Index is moderate in Hong Kong SAR in quarter three 2018.
Compared to the previous quarter, job satisfaction has decreased one point to 46 per cent in quarter three this year. The percentage of respondents who are actively looking for a job had also dipped from 12.84 per cent to 9.9 per cent in quarter three, as more people choose to stay in their current roles and wait for bonus payout that typically happens at the end of the year.
With the increasing number of job opportunities in Hong Kong SAR and lesser people looking for a job, active candidates may receive more than one job offer.
Approximately 30 per cent of Hongkongers have changed job in the past six months.
top three most cited reasons for leaving
- switch for better employment conditions (44 per cent);
- want to attain personal ambition in management field (25 per cent) and;
- dissatisfied with their previous employer (18 per cent).
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about the randstad workmonitor
The Randstad Workmonitor was launched in the Netherlands in 2003, then in Germany, and now covers 33 markets around the world. The last market to join was Portugal in 2014. The study encompasses Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas. The Randstad Workmonitor is published 4 times a year, making both local and global trends in mobility visible over time.
The Workmonitor’s Mobility Index, which tracks employee confidence and captures the likelihood of an employee changing jobs within the next 6 months, provides a comprehensive understanding of sentiments and trends in the job market. Besides mobility, the survey addresses employee satisfaction and personal motivation as well as a rotating set of themed questions.
The study is conducted online among employees aged 18-65, working a minimum of 24 hours a week in a paid job (not self-employed). The minimum sample size is 400 interviews per market. The Survey Sampling International (SSI) panel is used for sampling purposes. The third survey of 2018 was conducted from 18 July to 2 August 2018.
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