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

job satisfaction of female employees.

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

In addition, Hong Kong SAR  employees were also found to be the least satisfied with their current employer. Only 54% of employees in Hong Kong SAR  were happy with their current employer, compared to Singapore (62%), and Malaysia (72%) – 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%) being satisfied with their current jobs.

i am satisfied in general about working with my current employer

womens job satisfaction
womens job satisfaction

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% of men in Singapore, Hong Kong SAR and Malaysia, only 31% of female employees stated that they are currently looking for a new job.

Employees in Hong Kong SAR in general were also least likely to do something about their job situation. Only 29% of employees in Hong Kong SAR are looking for a new job compared to 35% in Singapore and 36% in Malaysia.

i am currently looking for a new job

how does gender affect job opportunities
how does gender affect job opportunities

gap between gender satisfaction.

Managing Director for Randstad Singapore, Hong Kong SAR  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.”

impact of gender on job satisfaction
impact of gender on job satisfaction

about the Randstad Workmonitor

The Randstad Workmonitor was launched in the Netherlands in 2003 and now covers 34 markets around the world, encompassing Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas. The Randstad Workmonitor is published four times a year, making both local and global trends in mobility regularly visible over time. The Workmonitor Mobility Index, which tracks employee confidence and captures expectations surrounding the likelihood of changing employers within a six month time frame, provides a comprehensive understanding of job market sentiments and employee trends. In addition to measuring mobility, it provides insights into employee satisfaction and personal motivation, as well as explores sentiments around key trends shaping the world of work for employees each quarter. The quantitative study is conducted via an online questionnaire among a population aged 18-65, working a minimum of 24 hours a week in a paid job (not self-employed). The minimal sample size is 400 interviews per market, using Survey Sampling International.

about Randstad

The Randstad Group is a global leader in the HR services industry and specialises in solutions in the field of flexible work and human resources services. Our services range from regular temporary Staffing and permanent placements to Inhouse Services, Professionals, and HR Solutions (including Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Managed Services Programs, and outplacement). By combining our human touch with technology-driven solutions and tools, we aim to offer both clients and candidates the best tools and solutions for increased efficiency and engagement, connecting more people to more jobs. Randstad has top-three positions in Argentina, Belgium and Luxembourg, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the United States, and major positions in Australia and Japan. At year-end 2016, Randstad had 36,524 corporate employees and 4,752 branches and Inhouse locations in 39 markets around the world. In 2016, Randstad generated revenue of €20.7 billion. Randstad was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. Randstad Holding nv is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam, where options for stocks in Randstad are also traded.

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Rena Tan

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