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Polls: 7 in 10 seek new jobs, but hiring is slowing

Published on Jan 8, 2014 8:16 AM
 
People at a job fair held at the Employment and Employability Institute in Jurong East. The Hudson report said bad bosses and a desire for higher pay are two main factors pushing workers to look for new jobs. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG

Seven in 10 workers in Singapore are looking for a new job but companies are cutting back on their hiring, according to two surveys.

Bad bosses and a desire for higher pay are two main factors pushing workers to look for new jobs, said a report by human resources consultancy Hudson.

The report, released yesterday, was based on interviews with 1,292 workers and 477 employers at the end of last year.

It said that of the more than 900 workers who may quit, almost 90 per cent are expected to resign within a year. And of the job seekers, less than one-third are actively going for job interviews while the others are passively waiting for a better job to come along.

 
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