Hopes and Fears 2022 Mainland China Report

August 2022

The global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which began in 2020 and continues to this day, has significantly changed the way people live and work and has had a varied impact on several industries. During this time, many have had to work from home, preferred by some, but unfavoured by others. In addition, mass resignations during the pandemic have added to the complexity and unpredictability of global economic trends.

To understand the feelings and perception of the workforce during this challenging time with high levels of volatility, and to gauge the ongoing impact of this complex shift for the future of work and life, we surveyed 52,195 employees in 44 countries and regions this year. This study covers people's concerns and aspirations when choosing a job and employer, their perception and need for professional skills and digitalisation, and workplace trends for the next 12 months, among other topics.

This China report discusses the responses from 3,129 members in Mainland China (excluding Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR of China), including those who are employed (full-time, part-time or contract/temporary) and temporarily unemployed. 

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Johnny Yu

Workforce Advisory Leader, PwC China

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Connie Zhu

Partner, PwC China

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