Originally published: May 12, 2017
Female professionals in Singapore are calling it quits, as 77% of them set their sights on better job opportunities in the next 12 months, according to findings from a new study by Monster.com.
The study, which surveyed over 2,000 respondents across Southeast Asia, sheds light on the challenges women and mothers face in the workplace. Through the study, Monster.com wants to help employers understand how to bridge this disconnect and consider more flexible work arrangements to retain valuable female employees.
While close to 90% of female respondents in Singapore see work-life balance as a key factor in their job, 70% of them feel obligated to work overtime in their current role. To make matters worse, 77% of the women are never able to work from home, adding to their overall dissatisfaction.