Date
17 October 2017
A good working environment can boost employee morale. Amenities are a big part of it. Photo: HKEJ
A good working environment can boost employee morale. Amenities are a big part of it. Photo: HKEJ

Six in 10 Hong Kong employees unhappy with their job

More than six in 10 Hong Kong workers are unhappy about their job, according to a survey.

Recruitment portal JobsDB interviewed 7,278 employees in Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand between May and June this year.

The online poll found that 62 percent of respondents in Hong Kong are unhappy about their work, according to public broadcaster RTHK.

The biggest reasons are disappointing salary, poor benefits and incentives, unsatisfactory work environment, weak corporate culture and reputation and patchy relationship with colleagues and superiors.

More than 60 percent of the respondents consider a harmonious relationship with colleagues and superiors as the most important factor in a happy job.

Compared with their counterparts in other regions, Hong Kong employees are least likely seek a new employer, fearing loss of job security.

Some find the jobseeking process annoying, according to the survey.

JobsDB said employers should mention their corporate culture, salaries and benefits and promotion prospects when interviewing employees to avoid false expectations.

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