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S'pore has unhappiest employees in Asia-Pac: Int'l HR report

Publication Date : 23-01-2014


Employees in Singapore are the unhappiest in the Asia Pacific region, a new report has found.

Some 23 per cent surveyed here reported feeling unmotivated in their jobs and that their skills are not being used effectively.

International recruitment and human resource services provider Randstad also discovered that 64 per cent plan to leave their current job in the next 12 months.

The results, recorded in the 2013/2014 Randstad World of Work Report, put Singapore at the top of the "unhappiest" rankings.

Singaporean employees are also placing increasing importance on achieving a work-life balance. But more than half of the employers surveyed admitted their organisation's performance in creating flexible work options - such as variable work hours, job-sharing or working from home - is average or poor.

Michael Smith, country director of Randstad Singapore, said the findings show "employee engagement in Singapore has declined over the last 12 months, as cost-conscious employers cut back on company events and forums".

Employees in India were found to be the happiest. Seven out of ten said they were satisfied at work, noting that they feel challenged, motivated and are mentored to learn new skills.


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