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June 28 2018

China Nearly Half of Employees are Planning to Change Jobs Within the Year

Nearly half of employees in Mainland China plan to change employers within the year and 43% are currently open to an offer, according to research from Hays China.

The research also showed that 19% of workers in China plan to change employers within six months with 28% already on the hunt for a new job.

Sixty-five percent of candidates said that salary or benefit packages was the top reason for looking for a new role, followed by lack of career progression (60%) and a desire to seek new challenges (43%).

Regarding salary expectations, 57% said they were unhappy with their compensation & benefits package while 43% were happy. The majority, or 74%, did not ask for a pay rise in the last year, while 9% asked for a pay rise but were not successful, and 17% asked and received a pay rise. In 2018, 85% expect a pay rise of more than 6%.