59% Women in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia Least Satisfied With their Jobs

April 10, 201712:26 pm1504 views

Female employees in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia are the least satisfied with their current employers – and are the least likely to do anything about it, reveals findings from Randstad’s latest Workmonitor research report for Q1 2017.

In Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia an average of 59% of women noted they were satisfied with their current employer, compared to 66% of men who held the same sentiment.

In addition, Hong Kong employees were also found to be the least satisfied with their current employer. Only 54% of employees in Hong Kong were happy with their current employer, compared to Singapore (62%), and Malaysia (72%) – the most satisfied of the three countries.

Hong Kong women were found to be the least satisfied group of employees, with less than half (49%) being satisfied with their current jobs.

Infographic - Women least satisfied with their jobs in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia-min

The Workmonitor research report went on further to find that despite the lower satisfaction held by female employees around their jobs, they were also the least likely to do something about it and start looking for a new job opportunity.

Compared to 35% of men in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia, only 31% of female employees stated that they are currently looking for a new job.

See: Singapore’s Workforce is the Unhappiest among its Asian Counterparts

Employees in Hong Kong in general were also least likely to do something about their job situation. Only 29% of employees in Hong Kong are looking for a new job compared to 35% in Singapore and 36% in Malaysia.

I am currently looking for a new job

Singapore Hong Kong Malaysia
All 35% 29% 36%
Male 39% 30% 36%
Female 31% 28% 35%

Managing Director for Randstad Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia, Michael Smith noted, “The gap between gender satisfaction with their roles reveals that there is still work to be done by employers to address their employer value proposition to properly suit the needs of their entire workforces. Randstad Employer Brand Research has shown that women typically have different requirements for their jobs in contrast to those of men – women tend to seek positive working environments, accessibility and flexibility from their employers. As more and more organisations begin to understand the importance and benefits from taking their employer brand to the next level, we can expect to see this satisfaction gap decrease.”

Also read: Four Key Trends Expected to Dominate Asia Pacific Workplaces in 2017

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