This ZDNet article on what Asian employees are looking for in a job, isn’t too bad. To quote,
It is the total package that counts, by that I mean salary, plus challenging work, a competent and understanding supervisor, great coworkers, and opportunities to keep learning and to move up the ranks.
Recruiters say finding good talent and keeping them is a challenge. I will not argue with that, but I believe more can always be done, and earlier rather than later. In fact, I believe employers can take proactive steps to preempt resignations and to give their staff a reason to stay, way before their staff even start to entertain thoughts and offers of employment elsewhere.
However, I don’t agree on Facebook being classified as simply a distraction to real work, because it’s part of my job :) Or at least, I made it part of my job. It really is a matter of trust - not just for this issue but for everything else as well.
It’s really clear that while it’s nice to have more money, there’s no point staying on if you’re miserable or have no career prospects.