SINGAPORE — Some 40 per cent of Singapore workers have changed jobs in the last two years, and over 70 per cent are looking for a job at the moment, according to a recent survey conducted here.
These findings come from a survey carried out by human resources consultancy firm Hudson in Nov last year, covering 477 employers and 1,292 employees in Singapore.
It said the desire for stronger managerial leadership at the workplace and for higher wages are key reasons for the workers seeking new jobs in the coming year.
In a statement, the recruitment agency said 74.3 per cent of workers would reject a job offer if they felt the quality of their manager was below average.
Among managers, 60.4 per cent said they would prefer to take leadership training in place of a standard pay rise.
Turning to employment outlook, the statement said 39.5 per cent of employers intend to increase headcount this quarter, a slight decrease of 4.3 percentage points compared to the previous quarter.
At the same time, employers who expect to shrink their headcount rose by 2.9 percentage points to 7.3 per cent.
53.2 per cent of employers intend to keep headcount steady. This is half a percentage higher compared to the last quarter of last year.
Hudson said this is the second successive quarter of a down trend in overall hiring outlook, with banking and financial services being the only industry to show an increase in positive hiring expectations.