Hiring, Compensation & Benefits Report 2023

Talent shortage remains the key challenge for HR in Hong Kong with over 113,000 talent leaving the city from mid-2021 to mid-2022*. Nearly 70% of the surveyed employers reported difficulty in recruiting compared to 5 years ago. As always, the JobsDB Hong Kong C&B Report is the definitive guide is here to show you the way:

  • Hiring plans and market expectations in 2023
  • Salaries and predicted adjustments
  • Structure of bonus and other benefits

* Data released from the Census and Statistics Department in Aug 2022 

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Every HR must know in 2023


Hiring plans and market expectations

The surveyed employers are more reserved about the employment market in 2023 with 44% of them perceiving the employment market in Q1 2023 remaining the same as 2022.​

Hiring plans show the majority of employers (64%) are more inclined to maintain the current headcount compared to last year.​​


Payscale adjustment forecast

Overall salary adjustment prediction in 2023 is +1.6%.



63% of the surveyed employers provided performance bonuses in the past 12 months, recording a rise from 59% from last year.

Level of staff hired This year Prediction for the upcoming year
Top / Senior Management avg. 2.2 months 2.4 months
(↑ +0.2 months)
Middle Management​ avg. 1.7 months 1.9 months
(↑ +0.2 months)
Supervisory Role/Manager avg. 1.5 months 1.8 months
(↑ +0.3 months)
Officer/Non-managerial staff avg. 1.3 months 1.7 months
(↑ +0.4 months)
Administrative/Clerical Staff avg. 1.2 months 1.8 months
(↑ +0.6 months)
Frontline Staff avg. 1.3 months 1.9 months
(↑ +0.6 months)


Recruitment Difficulty​

68% of the surveyed companies report recruitment difficulties as compared to five years ago. “Raised expectations for salary and benefits” (60%), ”recruiting capable talent”(60%) and “recruiting experienced talent”(53%) are the key challenges for recruitment difficulties.​​


Measures Used in Generating Interest from​ Qualified Candidates​

More employers (+11%) are using attractive salary and compensation as one of their top 3 measures to recruit qualified talent as compared to last year.​​

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