Family-friendly Incentive Policies
Hong Kong is characterized by heavy workloads, a fast work pace and long hours. Work and family are the two major domains of life. An imbalance between the two leads to conflict. Surveys had shown that Hong Kong residents constantly struggle to achieve a satisfactory work-life balance. In turn, this has impacted on the city’s population due to low fertility rates and an ageing population. If companies in Hong Kong can make a concerted effort to promote policies to ensure employees wanting to take up family-friendly incentives know it will not harm their careers, then such policies can improve work-life balance and also lead the government to take immediate positive measures to address the issue of low fertility rates in its review of its population policy.
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