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Why HR professionals in Hong Kong are unhappy

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Part of a HR professional’s job is to ensure that staff are kept happy, but how happy are HR professionals themselves with their jobs?

Not that much, at least according to a recent survey by Elliott Scott, which found that HR professionals in Hong Kong are feeling especially undervalued.

Only 5% stated they are pleased with their current pay levels compared to a global average of 10%.

They are also the most displeased with their pay raises (29%) and one of the most unhappy with their bonuses (27%).

“74% of employees leave within four years, with the highest attrition rates being seen in Hong Kong at 81%,” the report stated.

“The US is slightly less than the global average at 70%. These results suggest that it may be time to redefine the new normal for long tenure, and consider if we are too critical on job-hoppers.”

The report hinted possible reasons for such high levels of dissatisfaction could be due to poor rates of annual leave.

15% of Hong Kong HR professionals received less than 14 days of annual leave – compared to a global average of 12.5%.

To make things worse, Hong Kong lagged far behind the global average of 63% when it came to flexible work arrangements with only 48% stating that they are able to work from home.

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