HR & EDUCATION | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

One in two local workers dissatisfied with employers: study

Meanwhile, 42% of respondents don’t feel mentally and emotionally supported amidst pandemic.

More than half of Hong Kong workers (51%) expressed dissatisfaction with their employers, a recent study by HR services leader Randstad (Hong Kong) found.

The 2020 2H Workmonitor survey also revealed that 42% of respondents did not feel “supported” by their employers mentally and emotionally during the pandemic.

“Without social interactions and mental health support during a lockdown, there is a risk in employees detaching themselves from the job,” Natellie Sun, managing director of search and selection, Randstad Greater China, commented. “Whilst HR teams should explore and ideate fun initiatives that can be conducted virtually to foster a positive and encouraging culture, senior executives and managers have an equally important role to play in addressing the challenges that their employees face.”

Respondents also cited initiatives they expected from their employers in a post-COVID-19 normal world, such as salary protection (57%), improved health insurance (46%), and training opportunities after the pandemic (38%).

Moreover, the research disclosed that one in three employees have switched jobs between April and October 2020, with reasons like a personal desire for change (44%), better employment conditions (41%), and ambition in the management field (27%).

The survey was conducted in October 2020 in 34 markets worldwide, with a minimum of 400 respondents from each.

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