Sixty-percent of Singapore workers admit to looking for a new gig or chatting with a recruiter while they're at work, finds the “Unapologetic Employees and Job Seekers” online survey. Randstad Singapore and YouGov Singapore teamed up on the survey of 1,056 workers.
About 50% of these workers had no qualms about looking for a job while still working with their current employers. These employees who want to work somewhere else are likely to be less loyal and less engaged at their current jobs, says Jaya Doss, managing director, Singapore and Malaysia at Randstad. “There are tell-tale signs of disengaged employees, such as poorer productivity and absence from corporate social events,” Doss says. “If companies want to have a highly-committed workforce, they need to engage employees right from the start and stay the course.”