employment and salary trends: hong kong SAR 2019 outlook.

Randstad’s Hong Kong SAR Market Outlook and Salary Trends 2019 report provides employers and job seekers with insights to key industry, hiring and overall salary trends.

In 2018, positive market sentiments and bold business expansion plans had created new job opportunities for the working population in Hong Kong SAR. The talent population took advantage of the growing market to switch employers for a higher-than-expected salary increment, with even the unemployed choosing to return to work to earn some additional income.

As we move into 2019, we expect global MNCs to take a more conservative approach towards employment whereas Asian and Hong Kong SAR-based companies are expected to move ahead at a strong pace.

Some of the forward-looking sectors such as information technology, insurance and financial technology (fintech) will continue to expand in 2019. We also expect to see continuous demand from the construction space with the bridging relationship between Hong Kong SAR and China.

Hong Kong SAR-based companies are also exploring new opportunities through leveraging innovative technologies. Digital-driven candidates with specialised skills that are key to driving business growth will be highly-valued by employers, and are expected to negotiate for a better remuneration package.

Companies looking to have a competitive advantage in the talent market are creating new employee-centric policies and innovative technologies to attract top candidates. Not only do these investments ensure high employee retention, they are also key to fostering a collaborative culture.

2019 market and salary outlook: randstad hong kong SAR

This annual report captures insights from our specialist recruiters on upcoming employment trends as well as salary changes to expect in 2019. Some of the key sectors that you can find in the report include:

  • accounting & finance
  • banking & financial services
  • contracting
  • construction, property & engineering
  • human resources
  • insurance
  • information technology
  • life sciences
  • sales, marketing & communications 
  • supply chain, sourcing & procurement 
  • retail

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