The latest trends in Asia and Hong Kong in hiring staff are contained in this report. Significant findings for Hong Kong for the first quarter include planning for growth in headcount (66%) which is up from the same period in 2010 (53%). Overall 82% of the respondents planned to pay discretionary year end bonuses for 2010, up 75% from the previous year (we wonder if it did materialize). Nearly 60% said they would pay salary increments in the 1% to 6% range to existing staff. Monetary incentives are the most widely used staff retention measure. All in all, it looks, from the Hudson Report, like a good year ahead for employees.