31859
HK Employees Top Asia in Overtime Hours
World Economy

HK Employees Top Asia in Overtime Hours

Hong Kong employees work the most overtime in Asia, 31% having to work as much as eight extra hours a week.
A survey released by office services provider Regus on Tuesday, which interviewed more than 44,000 people worldwide between December last year and January this year, showed that, on average, the city’s employees need to work overtime five days a week, higher that the global average, Ejinsight reported.
In Hong Kong, 70% of employees work at least four hours of overtime per week. This compares with less than 50% in mainland China and 61% in Singapore.
One in five of the Hong Kong employees surveyed have to work between four and six hours of overtime a week, and 14% said they have to work more than 15 hours.
Meanwhile, 27% of Hong Kong employees work overtime on Mondays, compared with 15% on Fridays, 9% on Tuesdays and 12% on other weekdays.
Edmond So Wai-chung, general manager of Besteam Personnel Consultancy Ltd., said overtime is part of the work culture in Hong Kong, though things have improved in recent years as the younger generation seeks a better work-life balance.
Some employees in manufacturing and trading firms often have meetings with business partners in the United States and European countries, so they may have to work overtime because of the time differences, So said.
Employees in advertising, marketing or public relations may also have to stand by to meet customers’ needs, he said.

Short URL : http://goo.gl/GdSbNZ
  1. http://goo.gl/shVrxO
  • http://goo.gl/MCrCKR
  • http://goo.gl/F0uWKj
  • http://goo.gl/VdKq8N
  • http://goo.gl/nVSQUJ

You can also read ...

Economists say the rise in rates would be much steeper if markets believed that Italy was actually prepared to go through with the plans. So far (the market reaction) has been clear, but not extreme.
The European Union's budget commissioner says he hopes Italy's...
WB Predicts Myanmar Growth at 6.7 Percent
Given the government’s efforts to accelerate reforms and to...
New export orders in European manufacturing PMIs have been slipping for months and are likely to fall further in May.
While the on-again, off-again threat of an all-in trade war...
Poland to Become Less Dependent  on EU Funds
The Polish economy will become less and less dependent on the...
Talent Deficit May Hit Major APEC Economies
Asia Pacific faces an imminent labor shortage of 12.3 million...
South Korea has ranked 5th with 1.1% expansion.
South Korea’s economic growth rate ranked fifth among members...
N. Korea Not Seeking US Aid
North Korea on Sunday fumed at US reports that the country is...
China Industrial Firms’ Profits Grow 21.9%
Profits earned by Chinese industrial firms in April rose at...

Trending

Googleplus