Hiring Robust for Marketing, IT and Hotels, 60% Employees to Change Jobs: CTHR Salary and Employment Trends Survey – 1H 2015

Hiring Robust for Marketing, IT and Hotels, 60% Employees to Change Jobs: CTHR Salary and Employment Trends Survey – 1H 2015

Hiring Robust for Marketing, IT and Hotels, 60% Employees to Change Jobs: CTHR Salary and Employment Trends Survey – 1H 2015

With the unemployment low at 3.3%, many job opportunities are available in the market. A recent study conducted by Hong Kong Institute of Human Resources showed the turnover rate in Hong Kong last year was about 20%, indicating that job-changing is robust among the working force. The recently published CTHR Salary and Employment Trends Survey – 1H 2015 indicates a robust recruiting environment in the job market. About 40% of employers have hiring plans, with the average increase in headcount at 8.6%. Marketing, IT and hotel are the industries with the strongest hiring intentions. As for employees, more than 60% of have plans to change jobs: with the post-90s and post-60s generation having the strongest intent.

CTHR.hk, a subsidiary website under CTgoodjobs.hk for human resources professionals, interviewed 1,705 employees and 332 employers from 15 different industries through the online CTHR Salary and Employment Trends Survey – 1H 2015 from February to March. The objective of the survey is to gather information on employers' hiring intentions, as well as employees' salary adjustment expectations and job-changing plans.

40% Employers to Hire: Marketing, IT and Hotel Most Active
According to the survey, 40% of employers plan to recruit in 1H 2015, with the average increase of headcount at 8.6%. Simultaneously, expected turnover rate is 9.5% (approximately 1 out of 10 employees), which is 3% higher than the 6.2% in the first quarter of 2014.

60% Employees to Change Jobs: Promotion, Benefits and Salary Equally Important

More than 60% of employees are actively looking for jobs or planning to do so. The main reasons are the lack of promotion opportunities, lack of staff retention benefits and policies, and unsatisfactory salary adjustments. Each reason has around 30% of employees choosing it as the main reason for changing jobs.

Employees from the post-90s generation have the strongest job-changing intentions, with 69% of them either actively looking for a job or planning to do so. Contrary to common perception, the post-60s generation comes second at 64%, implying that such employees are not necessarily more "stable" than their younger counterparts. Employees of different age groups have different reasons for changing jobs. Post-80s and 90s value promotion opportunities and personal interest, while post-60s and 70s place more importance on salary and corporate values.

"Part Time" Becoming the Trend
16% of employers plan to recruit part time staff, which is 10% higher than the first quarter of last year (6%). Diane Chan, Executive Director of CTgoodjobs.hk, believes that such employment practice is becoming a trend in the job market. "The younger generation expects an all-round development. Full time or permanent jobs may not be able to meet their expectations," she pointed out. "The flexibility of part time and temporary employment types not only helps companies tackle staff shortage, but also meets such expectations."

Other Important Findings
- Around 83% of employers plan to increase / have already increased wages in the first half of 2015, at an average of 4.7%; the engineering industry offers the highest pay rise at 20%.
- 80% of employers plan to distribute / have already distributed year-end or discretional bonuses for 2014.
- 4% of employers plan to lay off employees, cutting 21% of headcount on average.

About CTHR.hk
CTHR.hk was established in 2009. Its mission is to provide the latest market information for human resources (HR) professionals, including daily news, salary indexes, survey and research findings, case studies, employment laws and regulations, HR specialist blogs, and exclusive features.

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News Release: 【調查】市營、IT、酒店招聘活躍 逾6成打工仔擬轉工

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May 14, 2015

本港失業率持續低企,截至今年3月失業率為3.3%,為打工仔提供大量就業機會;香港人力資源管理學會早前調查亦發現,本港去年全年僱員平均流失率近20%,意味打工仔跳槽活躍。最新公布的《CTHR 2015年上半年度薪酬及招聘趨勢調查》更顯示,2015年上半年度招聘氣氛正面,達4成僱主表示有意增聘,平均增聘8.6%人手;尤以市場營銷、IT和酒店業最活躍。至於轉工意欲方面,超過60%受訪僱員表示正計劃或有意轉工;其中以90後和60後轉工意欲最強。

CTgoodjobs人力資源網站CTHR.hk,於本年2月至3月期間,以網上問卷形式進行《CTHR 2015上半年度薪酬及招聘趨勢調查》,成功訪問共1,705名僱員及332名僱主,對象涵蓋逾15個行業;探討期內僱主的招聘意欲,以及打工仔的加薪期望和轉職計劃。

4成僱主增聘︰市營、IT、酒店、銀行招聘意欲最強
調查顯示,逾40%受訪僱主計劃於2015年上半年增聘人手,增聘比率平均為8.6%;同時,亦預計2015年上半年度平均僱員流失率高達9.5%(即每10名員工有1名流失),比去年第一季的6.2%高出逾3%。

6成打工仔轉工︰晉升、福利、薪酬同等重要
受訪打工仔方面,超過60%表示正計劃或有意轉工。主要轉工原因包括「原公司缺乏晉升機會」、「公司缺乏留才福利及政策」和「原公司的薪酬調整安排未能符合預期」,各佔約30%。

若按年齡層分析,其中以90後轉工意欲最強,正在搵工及計劃轉工的受訪僱員達69%;其次為社會認為相對「穩定」的60後(達64%),顯示其穩定性不一定比90後強。轉工原因方面,不同年代的打工仔則有不同的考量,80後和90後一般看重晉升機會和興趣先行;而60後和70後,則普遍較著重薪酬及企業價值觀。

「兼職」漸成大勢所趨
特別一提,有意增聘「兼職」員工的僱主比率達16%,比去年首季的6%大幅飆升達10%。CTgoodjobs.hk執行總監陳麗珠分析指︰「新一代年輕打工仔期望多方面發展,傳統的長工及全職等僱用形式未必能符合他們的生活模式或期望;而兼職和合約工作等形式,則靈活具彈性,既有效解決市場人手短缺問題,亦能迎合年輕人的就業期望。」

其他重要發現:
- 約83%受訪僱主計劃/ 已於2015年上半年向員工加薪;平均加幅4.7%;最高加薪達20%(來自工程界)。
- 8成受訪僱主計劃/ 已向員工發放屬2014年的年終獎金或花紅。
- 約4%受訪僱主表示,計劃於2015年上半年度裁員;平均裁減幅度達21%。

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CTHR.hk 創立於2009年,專門為人力資源人員及經理提供最新的市場及專業發展資訊,內容精闢豐富,其中包括每日新聞、薪酬指數、調查研究、個案分析、僱傭法律、人力資源專家專欄,以及一系列獨家採訪等,全方位照顧人力資源管理人員的需要。

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