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The “Great Resignation”: 1 out of 4 S’pore workers plan to quit their jobs in Jan to Jun 2022

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It might be time to change jobs really soon. In fact, next year is set to be a year where more workers are tendering their notice than usual.

One out of four Singapore workers are planning to leave their current employer in the first half of 2022, according to a survey by jobs portal Indeed.

The survey that polled 1,002 workers in the country aged 16 to 55, also found that nearly half were unsure if they would stay in the current job for the next six months.

Covid-19 led to changes in needs

Many cited the pandemic as a reason for workers wanting to quit. Exacerbated by Covid-19, half of the employees are realising that they do not like their current jobs, while 46 per cent are pointing to increased stress levels.

Two out of five or 44 per cent of the workers are saying that there were heavier workloads. Meanwhile, one-third of the respondents said that they’re experiencing more burnout and one-fifth said they are feeling isolated.

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The “great resignation”

This suggests a “great resignation” or “great reshuffle” trend coming in 2022, a phenomenon similar to other first world countries like the United States and Europe, where workers’ needs are changed by the pandemic, said Indeed.

To circumvent this situation, more than half of the workers said that higher compensation will be a supporting factor for them to stay longer in their jobs.

Other factors that’ll retain workers include flexible working options, career progression, appreciation from bosses, access to good healthcare, and mental health support.

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Lifestyle requirements

The survey also revealed that 20 per cent of the workers have been in their current job for five to six years, while 25 per cent of them have already changed jobs in the last year.

For those thinking of raising children, 60 per cent of the respondents said having them would affect the decision over whether to quit their jobs in the next few months.


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