More annual leave tops Singapore employees' wishlist: Survey

More annual leave tops Singapore employees' wishlist: Survey

In a survey of 500 employees, recruitment firm Robert Half found that Singapore employees would also like more flexible hours, as well as professional development opportunities.

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SINGAPORE: What Singapore employees want the most is more days off, but their employers have a different view of what they think their team wants, according to research by recruitment firm Robert Half.

In a media release on Wednesday (Dec 2), Robert Half said in a survey of 500 employees, 36 per cent placed more annual leave at the top of their wishlist, while 32 per cent put down more flexible hours as their top choice. Professional development opportunities came in third, with 20 per cent of respondents deeming it their top priority.

Conversely, when 150 C-level employers were polled, 54 per cent said employees want more flexible hours, while only 18 per cent said employees would like more annual leave, the survey stated.

singapore employees' top wishlist

(Table: Robert Half)

According to Robert Half, 12 per cent of employers thought professional development opportunities were at the top of their employees' wishlists.

"Other perks such as childcare, laundry services and access to fitness facilities all ranked low on the list of the things employees most desire at work," the recruitment firm said.

Source: CNA/dl