Professionals in Singapore will likely job-hop in the next three months compared to their counterparts in the Asia Pacific region. This is according to a global study by recruitment consultancy Robert Walters which said that 61 per cent of Singaporeans are looking to change jobs in the three months ahead.
This is compared to 57 per cent of professionals in Hong Kong, 56 per cent in Malaysia and 52 per cent in Thailand. In a statement, Mr Andrea Ross, managing director at Robert Walters Singapore & Malaysia, said that these figures indicate that professionals are optimistic about the job market.
However he also warned the challenge will be ensuring that appropriate roles are available, specifically for more niche jobs. And with so many job-seekers looking to move in the next three months, employers are likely to face an increase in staff turnover and greater pressure to retain their top talent. The poll surveyed more than 2,800 workers globally.