Survey: Longer Work Hours Not a Factor for Quitting

man sitting at deskA Qualtrics survey showed that three out of five employees in Singapore, or 64% of the working population, are satisfied with their work. The poll debunked a common perception that working longer hours influences an employee's decision to quit, as most of them find motivation in spending more working hours.

Dedicated Employees

The survey provided different insights on the possibility of Singaporeans leaving their jobs, depending on their field of work. Only 8 percent of those who work in the travel and leisure industry are at risk of quitting their jobs, after working for more than 45 hours per week.

Health care, public sector and retail employees always or often feel the most stressed, according to Qualtrics. However, these industries employ some of the most motivated Singaporeans. Job satisfaction also remained high with 61 percent of employees in all sectors feeling happy “nearly always” or “most of the time,” when they think of going to work. The poll’s encouraging results occurred as the number of employed Singaporeans will increase in 2017.

More Jobs

The Ministry of Manpower said that four main service industries drove in the increase in jobs between July and September. Health and social services added 12,000 people, while administrative and support services hired 4,800 additional workers. Financial services and information and communication created 4,300 and 3,200 new jobs, respectively.

Those who seek to increase their chances of landing a job, or just want a higher compensation, should consider studying for a master degree in Singapore. A postgraduate degree not only serves as one bright spot in your CV but also allows you to stand out from other job hunters.

In conclusion, Singaporeans are hard-working more than ever, with longer working hours becoming a trend among new employees, which shows how Singapore's educational system is making sure that the country's increasing demand for workers will always be fulfilled.