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6 in 10 young employees would leave employers who insist on full-time onsite work

About 35% of older employees would also consider quitting.

Six in 10 (60%) of employees aged 18 to 24 would leave their current jobs if their employers insist on full-time onsite reporting, the ADP® Research Institute’s “People at Work 2022: A Global Workforce View” revealed.

Based on the study, it is not only the youth who would consider quitting, even 35% of workers aged 55 and above will start looking for other jobs.

Hybrid work is very important for Singaporean employees that even 38% of them would be willing to take a pay cut to guarantee flexibility of location in where they work.

ADP® Research Institute said the findings of the study suggest a “potential friction point” for some industries.

“Some industries, such as construction, manufacturing and F&B, may not be able to implement a hybrid work system. Industries like F&B and retail also have a higher reliance on younger workers, as compared to other industries,” the thought leader said.

“It is worth investigating the willingness of workers to return to the office and balancing this with what would work best for the business. When workers return to the office, managers have important roles to make in-person collaborations meaningful to engage younger workers. This will help to build a more connected internal culture and enhance trust and loyalty between employers and staff,” added ADP’s Vice President of HR, Yvonne Teo.

ADP conducted an online survey with a respondent pool of 32,924 employees from 17 countries from 1 November to 24 November 2021,7,644 of which came from the Asia Pacific region (Australia, China, India, and Singapore). 

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