Nearly Half Of Singapore Workers Would Resign

Nearly Half Of Singapore Workers Would Resign If Asked To Return To Office Full-time

SINGAPORE – In a new survey by Employment Hero, 46 percent of remote and hybrid workers here said they will consider resigning from their job if their superior instructed them to return to their workplace full-time, reported Goody Feed on Sunday (9 October, SGT).

In particular, 33 percent of the surveyed Generation Z workers, or those born from 1997 to 2012, have this sentiment.

Aside from, data from the human resources (HR), payroll and benefits platform showed that the number of Singapore staff who are working full-time in their offices rose from 16 percent in 2020 and 2021 to 41 percent this year.

However, some employees who have returned to their workplace full-time did not do so out of their own volition, with 49 percent of them doing so because of instructions from their bosses.

In addition, 88 percent of the surveyed Singapore staff want to work remotely at least once per week, while 28 percent aspire to do so every day.

Moreover, 90 percent of Generation Z staff said that they are more likely to still work remotely even if they are allowed to return to the office, while 60 percent of Millennial (born from 1981 to 1996) and Generation Z respondents said they want to continue working remotely full-time.

Meanwhile, remote workers revealed that the 3 primary things they miss the most from working in the offices are fast internet speed, free air-conditioning, and the ability to easily brainstorm ideas with co-workers

Employment Hero’s 2022 Remote Work Report involved about 1,000 Singaporean knowledge workers.

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