Less Than Satisfied

Women less happy and less likely to act says research.

Less Than Satisfied

Asia Pacific

Randstad’s Workmonitor research report for Q1 2017 has revealed that female employees in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia are the least satisfied with their current employers – and are the least likely to do anything about it.

In Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia an average of 59 per cent of women noted they were satisfied with their current employer, compared to 66 per cent of men who held the same sentiment.

In addition, Hong Kong employees were also found to be the least satisfied with their current employer. Only 54 per cent of employees in Hong Kong were happy with their current employer, compared to Singapore (62 per cent), and Malaysia (72 per cent) – the most satisfied of the three countries.

Hong Kong women were found to be the least satisfied group of employees, with less than half (49 per cent) being satisfied with their current jobs. The Workmonitor research report went on further to find that despite the lower satisfaction held by female employees around their jobs, they were also the least likely to do something about it and start looking for a new job opportunity.

 

Compared to 35 per cent of men in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia, only 31 per cent of female employees stated that they are currently looking for a new job. Employees in Hong Kong in general were also least likely to do something about their job situation. Only 29 per cent of employees in Hong Kong are looking for a new job compared to 35 per cent in Singapore and 36 per cent in Malaysia.

Managing director for Randstad Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia, Michael Smith noted: “The gap between gender satisfaction with their roles reveals that there is still work to be done by employers to address their employer value proposition to properly suit the needs of their entire workforces. Our Randstad Employer Brand Research has shown that women typically have different requirements for their jobs in contrast to those of men – women tend to seek positive working environments, accessibility and flexibility from their employers. As more and more organisations begin to understand the importance and benefits from taking their employer brand to the next level, we can expect to see this satisfaction gap decrease.”



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