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HR & EDUCATION | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

Only 1 in 4 HK workers claim future readiness of company: Hays

Meanwhile, 47% of respondents said they were unsure.

Only one in four Hong Kong workers believe their company is future-ready, reveals a new regional report by recruitment and human resources leader Hays.

Based on two separate surveys done in January to February and August to September this year, the report said only 35% of respondents said they could “confidently describe their organisation as future-ready” whilst 47% said they were unsure.

A majority of Hong Kong respondents polled said digitalisation of processes (71%), openness to change (67%), as well as remote and flexible working options (60%) could help advance their organisation’s future readiness.

Whilst Hong Kong respondents said they were either actively (37%) or passively (40%) looking for new opportunities, a notable finding of the second study revealed that 24% of respondents were seeking opportunities outside Asia.

As for employees’ top priority following the pandemic, Hays’ report revealed that employees mostly prioritised remote working options (87%), flexible working hours (78%), and employee wellbeing programs (67%).

Hays’ report also noted a rise in flexible recruitment solutions in Hong Kong, with organisations providing remote working options (69%) and flexible hours (57%). As for the increasing importance of employee wellbeing, the majority of respondents cited flexible working options (79%) and remote working options (70%) would “contribute to better work-life balance.”

Moreover, Hong Kong’s current digitalisation journey stood as the reason why 86% of respondents believed that their current skill sets would remain relevant in the following years. Whilst 80% believed their hard skills would remain relevant in the next three to five years, 67% of respondents felt that their soft skills could be improved.

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