【留住人才】調查：逾7成打工仔認為提供專業培訓的公司極具吸引力 Survey suggests over 70% of employees find companies offering professional training extremely attractive
The latest “Job Seeker Salary Report 2023”commissioned by JobsDB and published by an independent research organization conducted an online questionnaire survey among 3,797 local working people in Hong Kong. The results show that the work pressure of employees has not been alleviated despite the passing of the pandemic. As we step into the post-pandemic era, more than half (51%) of the respondents said that work pressure is still high, and 43% of the respondents even feel that the pressure has increased.
In addition to focusing on the work environment and personal physical and mental health, the report highlights the importance of enhancing personal competitiveness as emphasised by the respondents. Over three-quarters (77%) of the respondents believe that training provided by employers is highly attractive, and the proportions of professional skills training and soft skills training they hope to receive are 75% and 55%, respectively. They hope to obtain work-related skill training, including hard skills and soft skills. The most popular skills include "professional certification," "data analysis," "language skills," "leadership and management skills," and "interpersonal and communication skills."
According to Bill Lee Chern Hsing, Managing Director of JobsDB Hong Kong, employers should focus on enhancing employee welfare and providing opportunities for employees to balance work and life in order to retain talent. He stated, "The increased workload in the return to normalcy after the epidemic has increased the work pressure of employees, further affecting their physical and mental health. This might lead to disappointment in their current jobs and, coupled with the gap between salary expectations and reality, employers should enhance employee welfare and strengthen team cohesion to retain talent."
Lee further pointed out that the pandemic has accelerated the pace of digital transformation, increasing the market demand for digital skills. He believes that on-the-job training has become more important for both employers and employees. "On-the-job training not only provides employees with diversified career opportunities but also helps the company to quickly fill internal job vacancies, enabling the employees and the company's business to develop together, creating a win-win situation."