Fat pay packet a factor for jobs in Greater Bay, survey finds

Business | 14 May 2019 5:43 pm

A majority of respondents to a human resources survey say they would consider working in other Greater Bay Area cities, with Shenzhen, Macau and Guangzhou being the top three choices, because of higher pay prospects.

 Audit, tax and advisory services firm KPMG's third annual Hong Kong Employment Trends Survey and Salary Outlook, found higher pay was the biggest factor for 58 percent. Better career and industry prospects, accounted for  56 percent, broader work exposure (54 percent) and travel convenience (52 percent).

Nearly three in four C-level executives or human resource respondents say they plan to expand or maintain existing staff numbers.

The survey was in January and February this year and involved 476 individuals.

Director of KPMG Executive Search and Recruitment Services Michelle Hui said many industries in Hong Kong deal with domestic customers such as the utility industry and the transport industry, so their headcounts will not be really affected by the escalation of the trade war.


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