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Poll Results: Would you welcome the idea of ‘Working from home’?

With technology and connectivity improvements, working from home is no longer just another Monday morning dream.

By providing their staff with the option of working from home, businesses may enjoy advantages such as reduced overhead costs and better morale.

Even so, some may argue that the lack of supervision may affect work quality and that the absence of interactions may erode team cohesiveness.

What is the overall perception of Singapore workers towards working from home? A short poll conducted by JobsCentral, from 26 September to 30 October 2012, showed that the idea of working from home is generally well-received by most Singapore workers.

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Poll Results: How often do you socialize with your colleagues out of work?

As with any relationships, frequent engagements and communication often strengthen the bonds between individuals. Regular bonding sessions out of work, are usually the most effective platforms for co-workers to nurture closer work relationships and teamwork.

Even so, some may argue that the notion of socializing with co-workers should be kept within the time spent at work and that post-office hours should be reserved for private social circles. Undeniably, you and your colleagues do in fact spend just about 8 hours of every work day in the company of one another already.

Do most workers hang out with their colleagues after work and how often do they do so? Based on a poll conducted by JobsCentral from 23rd May to 12th June, 2012, more than three in five workers (64%) would engage in recreational activities with their co-workers after work.

Poll Results: What non-work related factors might affect an employer's decision of promoting someone?

To an employee, a job promotion is usually esteemed as a merit reserved only for the most deserving. It is an indication that one’s contribution to the company is valued and that he/she is ready to take on more responsibilities.

At times, however, most are slapped with the bitter truth that excellent work performance alone may not guarantee a move up the steps of the organizational ladder. In fact, factors affecting promotional opportunities may sometimes go beyond the context of work altogether.

What are the non-work related attributes, which would most affect an employer's decision of promoting someone? According to a short poll conducted by JobsCentral from 14 March to 9 April, 2012, most employees believe that besides on-the-job accomplishments, maintaining a good rapport with the boss would escalate their chances of getting that job promotion.

Poll Results – What is your preferred energy booster during lunch?

Lunch break. For the general work crowd, this term usually signifies the main pit stop of the day. It marks the completion of the first-half in a day’s work and is also the much anticipated halftime. It is during their lunch breaks where employees get to refuel themselves for the remaining lapses in the daily rat race.

What are the common energy boosters which workers engage in during their lunch break? A recent short poll conducted by JobsCentral, from 9 February to 23 February 2012, sought to ascertain the popularity of common lunch-time boosters amongst the general work crowd. Instead, the poll uncovered a much interesting finding – undertaking desk exercise is exceptionally unpopular as a form of energy booster during lunch. Out of the 137 who had participated in the poll, not a single respondent selected desk exercise as their preferred lunch-time energy booster.