For 8 years now, Morgan Philips Group has surveyed Greater China-based professional and executive talents to explore what motivates their career moves and ambitions.
In 2011, we flagged the nascent need for better work life balance alongside money and fast promotions.
As global economic growth started to slow and fast expanding domestic firms became attractive work places, we noted in recent years a shift of mindset towards more competitive and entrepreneurial corporate cultures.
With automation and digital profoundly reshaping offerings, channels and businesses, we decided for 2018 to explore how these trends were impacting Greater China professionals and executives when it comes to their development needs and career choices.
The survey was conducted in December 2017 with over 5000 respondents. Respondents are highly educated and in management and expert positions across a wide range of functions and sectors. Employers are a balanced mix of European, North American, Asian and local companies of different sizes.
Our research hypothesis, supported by conversations with candidates over their reasons to leave or join a company, was that exposure to digital content and business transformation increasingly becomes a key trigger in company and job content choice.
While we flag a few notable differences, generally the trends uncovered are quite consistent across geography, age, gender, function and industry groups.