Singaporean & Malaysian Employees Unhappiest in Asia

January 06, 2017
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Singaporeans were last in a survey measuring the happiness levels of employees in Asia, with Malaysia coming in second from bottom, a joint venture between jobsDB and JobStreet.com under SEEK Asia.

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In the survey topped by Filipinos, as many as 50,686 employees from Asia were asked how happy they are at work, based on a scale of 0-10, with 0 being ‘extremely unhappy’, and 10 being ‘extremely happy’. While the Filipino employees attributed their happiness to a great workplace that’s easily accessible, on the other end of the spectrum, an alarming 20% of the respondents have the desire to leave their current job and seek their happiness elsewhere, with a few even reporting their desire to change careers and start out fresh in the next six months.

 

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The survey , and the fact that many employees desired for a change in their career, highlights the importance of choosing the right course for students right after finishing school. With many students choosing to take courses plainly because their friends took the same one, or blindly enrolling in something others tell them to, it has to be emphasised how important the step from school to college is, which has the potential to shape the rest of their lives. If you do seem lost and confused, unsure about what to do, or what you have to do to get there, feel free to ask our consultants over on the Q&A section of afterschool.my, anytime, any day.

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