A newspaper survey has revealed that 67.1 percent of people see better pay as the primary incentive when applying for new jobs.
The China Youth Daily survey was published in the newspaper Tuesday. Of 2,000 respondents, 64.6 percent said they were considering finding a new job. A total of 65.5 percent said they believed job-hopping was an effective way to gain a salary increase.
According to the survey, those who had worked three to five years were the most willing to change their jobs. About 71.2 percent of employees with a monthly salary between 15,000 and 30,000 yuan (about 2,170 to 4,330 U.S. dollars) were considering new job opportunities.
The respondents also mentioned factors such as difficulties in getting salary rises or promotions, poor working environment, and lack of opportunities for self-development as the reasons for them to change jobs.
However, 72.7 percent said they longed for stable work.
About 77.5 percent said they hoped their employers would create more reasonable systems for salary rises and promotions. Other desires included better management systems and more opportunities to build identities and chances for self-development.
"Employers should have a long-term perspective, focus more on helping employees, building the talent pool and providing more chances for development so that employees will be more loyal to their employers," Zhao Di, a human resources employee in Suzhou who is considering changing jobs, told the newspaper.