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Singaporeans prefer to work in global companies: Kelly Services Survey

Ike Suarez | May 12, 2014
Preference is higher than the global average.

Most Singaporeans prefer to work for a large, well-established and global company, according to results of a survey by the workforce solutions provider, Kelly Services Inc.

A press statement by the Troy, Michigan-based staffing agency said the Singapore results formed part of a global survey it had recently conducted in 31 countries.

Entire Survey

Sample size for the entire survey was 230,000 people with 1,500 surveyed in Singapore.

The press statement said 63% of employees in Singapore preferred to work for a global company even if the percentage for the entire survey of 31 countries was 35%

A few other survey results for Singapore were the following:

  • Only 20% of employees in Singapore said they are totally committed to their jobs
  • Only 40% of employees said they felt valued by their employers
  • Only 30% of employees said they felt less loyal to their employers as a result of their having felt less valued by them
  • Only 53% said they planned to look for a new job this 2014
  • Salary and benefits was the most popular reason cited for changing jobs with the percentage of respondents saying so at 66%
  • A greater portion of GenYers cited salary and benefits as the reason for changing jobs with the percentage of respondents saying so at 69%



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