Hong Kong’s employee engagement has declined over the last three years, in contrast to regional and global trends.
It is hoped that the artificial islands will provide space to ease Hong Kong's lack of housing.
Sales representatives are reportedly the hardest professionals to find in Hong Kong, followed by IT specialists and engineers.
Poor job perception is making it harder for businesses to bring in fresh blood at the specialist and middle management levels.
The list reveals how Hong Kong hopes to continue developing as a high value-added and diversified economy.
The territory's Equal Opportunities Commission says employers are still slow to accommodate employees who have to care for family members.