Most HK Staff Plans To Return To Office

Most HK Staff Plans To Return To Office 3 Days A Week

HONG KONG – A new survey commissioned by food delivery app Deliveroo that flexible work arrangement is still a vital consideration for staff here, reported Human Resources Online on Tuesday (28 September).

In particular, most of the polled employees in Hong Kong said they intend to return to their workplace at least 3 days per week and telecommute at least 1 to 2 days a week. Notably, respondents with offices in the New Territories plan to work in their office more frequently than those whose workplaces are located in Kowloon or Hong Kong Island.

Aside from that, 46 percent of employees who work at large companies with at least 500 people intend to return to their workplace full-time, versus only 24 percent for those who work in firms with 31 to 50 staff.

Interestingly, 75 percent of the respondents felt less connected to their co-workers as the time spent working from home was prolonged. Staff in the healthcare industry reported the highest incidence of such at 85 percent compared to employees in the sales, media, and marketing sector who saw the lowest rate of feeling a disconnect at 69 percent.

Furthermore, more than 83 percent of the surveyed employees in Hong Kong concurred that team building is crucial to the success of a business. Over 77 percent also said that they have higher productivity if they have a close working ties with their colleagues.

Deliveroo’s survey was carried out by Censuswide. It was conducted from July to August 2021 and involved 1,000 respondents, who had worked 3 days a week or more and spent at least 50 percent of their time in a workplace before the pandemic. At present, they are spending at least 25 percent of their time in their workplace and work for a firm with at a minimum of 10 staff in the Chinese territory.

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