2013

Singapore workers recount strange requests from their bosses, in JobsCentral’s Survey

By Jonathan Tay

An online study by JobsCentral found that nearly two out of every five workers (39.1 per cent) in Singapore have ever been asked by their bosses to perform tasks that fall outside their job scope. In addition, 21.3 per cent of workers reported ever having to accomplish a request, which was just outright absurd.

The study which was conducted from May to June 2013 included the response of over 3,500 workers. (Read More Here!)

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Survey Results: Tales of the night (shift). Singapore workers share ghostly encounters at work

By Jonathan Tay

Shifting shadows and eerie brushes of cold winds. Could they be tricks of the mind or something more daunting? The latest online study conducted by JobsCentral, from May to June 2013, asked over 3,500 Singapore workers if they have ever experienced supernatural incidents at work.

Nearly one out of five (16.5 per cent) workers reported having personally experienced or hearing of supernatural occurrences at their workplaces.

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JobsCentral Survey: Singapore employers confess to bad work habits that they are guilty of

By Jonathan Tay

In this study, JobsCentral explores employer-employee work relationships and the common bad working habits bosses commit.

75 per cent of employers say it is important that employees work over the weekends or after office hours. In addition, over two-fifths (45.7%) said they would contact their employees on leave. 58.2 per cent maintain it is important their employees remain contactable, regardless of whether they are on vacation.

The online survey was conducted from August to October 2012 and included the responses of 256 hiring managers and 3,299 employees.

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Poll Results: Which of these Employer actions infringes your privacy most?

With the aid of technological tools, it is now possible for employers to track their employees’ online activity during work hours.

While employers have the right to monitor their workers’ work performances and how company resources are being used, there’s a thin line between tracking and intruding upon an employee’s right to privacy.

According to a poll conducted by JobsCentral, from 8 January to 3 April 2013, most workers are put off by the idea of employers tracking their social media profiles.

Survey Results: In the quest for talents. Interviewers share bizarre interview encounters and common interview blunders, finds JobsCentral’s survey

By Jonathan Tay

From dealing with a crying interviewee to encountering a stalker, interviewers reveal some of the strangest job candidates they have come across in JobsCentral’s latest online study. The study, which was conducted from August to September 2012, included the responses of over 390 hiring managers and HR personnel.

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Survey Results: Three-in-four employers in Singapore snoop on job candidates online, JobsCentral’s Survey finds

By Jonathan Tay

Jobseekers, mind your netiquette. Your future boss could be watching your online deeds. According to an online study by JobsCentral, at least three-in-four employers (75.1 per cent) would do online researches on potential job candidates. Social media sites, mainly LinkedIn (38.4 per cent) and Facebook (34.3 per cent), are the most commonly used channels by snooping employers.

The online study was conducted from August to September 2012, among 396 hiring managers and HR personnels.

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Survey Results: Are you a saver or spender? JobsCentral Survey reveals the savings habits of Singapore workers

By Jonathan Tay

Most Singapore workers are not setting aside enough from their monthly paycheck. This is despite moderate improvements in saving habits, according to the latest online study by JobsCentral. The nationwide survey, conducted from August to October 2012 among 3,299 working adults, discovered that that more than half (55.5 per cent) do not save above 20 per cent of their monthly income. Even so, a slight jump was observed in the proportion of employees indicating that they are saving more.

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Four career resolutions to make for 2013

by Ethan Sia

A fresh start to the new year usually finds everyone scrambling to think of resolutions that they hope they will keep to. So is 2013 the year you finally make “losing five kgs” or “doing more volunteer work” a reality? Besides these personal resolutions, it’s equally important not to forget about your career.

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