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2 in 5 Gen Z workers would rather quit if no remote work option

More than three in 10 wouldn’t accept a job without remote work.

A survey by Randstad Hong Kong revealed that Gen Z Hong Kongers would rather resign if their firms don’t have flexible work options.

The report said that because most Gen Z’s tend to be more reliant on technology, with most only having experience in working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, they tend to quit if their company doesn’t provide a more flexible work arrangement.

Hong Kongers want flexibility

More than one in two Hong Kong workers want to have the flexibility to work remotely, with 32% saying they wouldn’t accept a job offer if it doesn’t offer flexibility to choose where they can work.

65% said the flexibility they want is to be able to choose their working hours. 35% said they wouldn’t accept a job offer if the company doesn’t offer flexible working hours. 

Firms respond

Firms have started to answer this demand. In Randstad’s survey, 41% said that their employers let them choose where they want to work with 57% saying they currently have the option to work flexible hours.

Benjamin Elms, Regional Director of Randstad Hong Kong said that compared to other markets, Hongkongers may still prefer to work in the office, as their home is not a conducive environment for working, be it size or noise level. 

“However, it’s still important to offer flexibility to them as they may want to work remotely from a cafe or library so that they can focus on their work rather than be in the office where they may be distracted by their colleagues or workplace chit-chats,” Elms said.
 

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