Singaporean professionals keen to change jobs in next 3 months: survey

08:00, May 31, 2011      

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Some 61 percent of Singaporean professionals would like to change jobs in the next three months, in a sign that people are optimistic about the labor market, a latest survey has found.

Local broadcaster Channel NewsAsia said on Monday that the results of the online survey by recruitment consultancy Robert Walters showed that a larger proportion of the professionals in Singapore were keen to change their jobs in Singapore.

The survey found that in China's Hong Kong, 57 percent professionals would like to change jobs in the next three months, in Malaysia the figure is 56 percent and in Thailand 52 percent.

These figures indicate that professionals are optimistic about the job market, said Andrea Ross, managing director of Robert Walters Singapore & Malaysia.

Nevertheless, challenges will exist and people should make sure that they choose the appropriate roles, specifically for more niche positions, he added.

The trend will also lead to an increase in staff turnover and greater pressure on employers to retain their top talent, Channel NewsAsia said.

Source: Xinhua
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