Hiring plan and market expectation

Among the respondents, 64% said they would hire staff in the coming three months. This percentage is the same compared with Q1 2014 but increased by 9% compared with the same period last year (Q3 2013: 55%). On the other hand, 20% of respondents said they would freeze their hiring process, which is 5% lower than Q1 2014. Meanwhile, 4% of respondents plan to cut head count.

Remarks: Sum of percentages may not equal 100% due to rounding

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When asked about the expectation on Hong Kong’s employment market in 2015, more than half (55%) of the surveyed companies think that the employment market in 2015 will be about the same as 2014, while only 20% of them think the market will be more active.

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