Why a Majority of Asia's Professionals Are Leaving Their Roles

A clearly defined career path is a strong advantage in attracting and retaining the industry’s best professionals, according to a whitepaper from Robert Walters.


The whitepaper, entitled ‘Using Career Progression To Recruit The Best Professionals’, surveyed over 1,300 professionals and hiring managers across China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. The study examined critical career progression topics, and offers recommendations on how an organisation can utilise career progression to hire top talent.


The whitepaper highlights that 74% of job seekers deemed career progression ‘very important’ when considering new job opportunities.


Most professionals (85%) enquired specifically about career progression during the interview process.


The study also found that 33% of job seekers regarded ‘expanded portfolio and work experience’ as their most valued career progression initiative.


A majority of organisations (78%) offered career progression in the form of international mobility among their global offices. Meanwhile, more than half (54%) of professionals said their organisations ‘mostly’ followed through with the career progression they advertised for the role, 10% said ‘always’ while 36% did not believe organisations followed through.

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