2012

Poll results: Do you agree that female employees should be entitled to 6 months paid maternity leave?

In a bid to boost the nation’s birth rate, the Singapore National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) has proposed paid maternity leave of 6 months for all female employees. The proposal however, has received mixed sentiments amongst the general public.

From 30 August to 21 September, 2012, a short poll was conducted by JobsCentral to find out what most Singapore workers think of an extended maternity leave. The poll gathered a total of 288 responses.

Survey Results: Nearly one-quarter of Singapore workers feel bullied at work

By Jonathan Tay

According to an online study conducted by JobsCentral, nearly one-in-four (24%) workers in Singapore, believe themselves to be victims of office bullying. The survey, which received the participation of over 2,000 respondents, also found that older workers were more likely to experience injustice at work, particularly those in the age group of 41 to 50 years old.

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Poll Results: "What is the most important factor when considering a job offer?"

Against an ever-competitive job market, employment offers are often reserved not only for the finest candidates, but also for those who are willing to adjust their job expectations. What is the most essential consideration job seekers put before all others when deciding whether to accept or reject a job offer?

According to a recent poll conducted by JobsCentral from, 24 Feb 2012 to 14 Mar 2012, most employees would measure salary above all other aspects when contemplating on a job offer.

Survey Results: More than half of Singapore workers would avoid dating someone from their workplace

By Jonathan Tay

When it comes to the rules of dating, it appears that most Singapore employees are cautious to never find the honey from where they get the money. An online survey conducted by JobsCentral, uncovered a greater inclination amongst Singapore workers in keeping their romance out-of-office.

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Poll Results: What do you do when you feel burnt out?

Running at the relentless pace of the indifferent urban jungle, what are the most common remedies to recharging a toiling body, mind and soul? According to a short poll conducted by JobsCentral, the most popular solution to dealing with a burnt out, would be to put away the mundane stress from work and go on an overseas trip.

The poll which was conducted between 3 January to 26 January, 2012, garnered a total of 186 votes.

What Lies Ahead in the Year of the Dragon

By Farhan Shah

It is the year of the Dragon and for the Chinese, as well as anyone who believes in the mystical qualities of this flying leviathan, 2012 is the perfect year to get married, give birth to a kid or if they’re feeling particularly productive, achieve both at the same time.

According to Ken Koh, Director of House of Feng Shui, 2012 is the year of the Water Dragon. This means that there will be “a bit of disharmony this year” due to the clash of two elements – Water (as 2012 is the year of the Water Dragon) and Earth (as the Dragon possesses a dominant Earth element). In visual terms, imagine a tidal wave of water crashing against an immoveable object like a dam.

Also, contrary to popular belief, the Dragon year doesn’t actually begin on the Lunar New Year but on 4 February 2012, at 6.24pm.

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