The Randstad Workmonitor allows employers to see the latest trends and pressure points in the employment market, according to the company in a statement.
A survey of 405 employees in found that nearly seven out of ten respondents said they handle work-related matters in their private time, while 60% receive work-related emails on holidays, according to Randstad.
The recruitment firm added that while 68% of employees handle private matters during working hours, a significant 85% say they receive calls or emails outside regular office hours.
"In Hong Kong's fast-paced environment, employees are expected to work during their private time. This practice puts a severe strain on effective work-life balance and can impact negatively on productivity in the workplace," said Brien Keegan, Director, Randstad Hong Kong.
As a further encroachment on work-life balance, 35% of employees feel their employer expects them to be available 24/7, said Keegan, adding that the sheer amount of information available on multiple devices also has a big impact on the daily life of a Hong Kong employee, with 74% saying information overload and receiving more than they can process on a daily basis was an issue.