Close to half (48%) of office workers in Singapore say they would consider quitting their job in the next six months, said automation software company UiPath recently when releasing results of its 2022 Office Worker Survey.
The main reason for that is office workers’ feeling of increased pressure at work as a result of colleagues resigning in the past year, the company noted.
In addition, monotonous tasks are amplifying employee unhappiness and uncertainty, the UiPath added.
The survey polled more than 500 office workers were polled in Singapore, the firm said, adding that more than 5,000 office workers across the US, UK, France, Germany, India, Australia, and Singapore.
- The Great Resignation is an acute business challenge: Two in three (66%) office workers in Singapore are feeling increased pressure at work because their colleagues have quit within the last year, the third highest of seven countries polled.
- 86% of respondents have had to take on up to six new tasks outside of their job descriptions due to their coworkers resigning—and 69% reported that they do not know what their responsibilities are anymore.
- Labour shortages and mundane work are causing people to quit: 73% of respondents in Singapore say they are interested or could be swayed into looking for a new job in the next six months.
- About one in three (32%) say they are currently applying for another job, and 28% have had interviews with another company in the past six months.
- Office workers are motivated to seek a new position due to increased pressure on work/life balance (40%), lack of employee recognition (28%), and spending too much time on administrative tasks (27%).
- Expanding roles are compounded by monotonous tasks: An overwhelming 97% of respondents in Singapore say they feel exhausted at the end of a workday at least one day per week.
- They’re frustrated by mundane tasks at work, like responding to emails (41%), scheduling calls and meetings (33%), and inputting data/creating datasets (33%).
- Office workers believe automation is core to improving their job performance and satisfaction: Three in five (61%) office workers in Singapore feel like much of their workday is eaten up by tasks that can be automated.
- 52% believe that automation can improve their job performance, namely by saving time (62%), increasing productivity (57%), and creating opportunities to focus on more important work (50%).
- 76% agree they can focus on more creative work with the help of automation.