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Survey Results: One in Four Singapore Workers Have an Auspicious Practice at Work, according to a JobsCentral Survey

By Jonathan Tay

Would you don work clothes of a specific colour or avoid going to work on ominous dates, if doing so would improve your fortunes and career success? An online study conducted by the JobsCentral Group in mid-2013 that surveyed 3,568 Singapore workers discovered that more than a quarter of respondents (28 per cent) follow auspicious practices to help boost their success at work.

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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: 1 in 5 Singapore workers claim ‘ghostly’ workplace encounters

By: Alythea Ho

Hungry Ghost Month starts this August. According to Chinese tradition, this is a time when Hell releases its ghostly denizens into the land of the living.

So if you regularly work overtime, watch out: Nearly 1 in 5 (17%) Singapore workers claim to have encountered or heard others encounter the supernatural in the workplace — right here, in modern Singapore. In addition, Master degree and N/O-level holders are equally and most likely to claim a personal encounter.

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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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Survey: ‘Bad’ Work Habits of Singapore Bosses

Ever wondered why your boss keeps asking you to do OT? Apparently 75 per cent of employers in Singapore think it’s important you do just that or work over the weekends.

By: Alythea Ho

Unless you’ve spent your entire career under a blessed star (or rock), chances are you’ve encountered bosses with 'bad' work habits. Like the manager who kept calling you for trivial reasons when you were relaxing at a beach in Phuket, or that superior who insisted you work overtime to complete a task.

According to two surveys by the JobsCentral Group, 75 per cent of Singapore employers believe it’s important their staff work over the weekends or after office hours. In addition, nearly half (46 per cent) say they would contact employees on leave.

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8 Bizarre Real-Life Interview Encounters

By: Alythea Ho

Ever heard about the guy who burst into song halfway through his interview, or the stalker who wouldn’t leave his interviewer alone?

Sounds like something straight out from Cracked.com, but believe it or not, these job-seekers are real.

In a JobsCentral survey held from August to September last year, we sought 396 hiring managers and HR personnel in Singapore and asked them to share their strangest interview experiences.

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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: 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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