Pandemic spurs demand for remote work in Singapore, but job postings fall short

The Covid-19 pandemic sparked a surge in demand for remote work globally, yet Singapore’s job market is struggling to meet this growing preference, with job postings failing to adequately reflect the demand for flexible work arrangements from candidates.

According to a recent study, a mere 9% of job listings in Singapore explicitly mention remote work options. This discrepancy between job seekers’ aspirations and employers’ offerings points to a missed opportunity for both parties to capitalize on the benefits of remote work.

Job seekers, especially those seeking greater work-life balance and flexibility, may face difficulties in finding suitable positions that align with their needs. 

Moreover, businesses in Singapore may unintentionally overlook the advantages of remote work. By adhering to traditional office-based models, companies may miss out on heightened productivity, increased employee satisfaction, and access to a broader talent pool. Embracing remote work could also foster innovation and enhance the resilience of businesses in the face of future disruptions.

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Chief of Staff Asia