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Singapore among the top career locations to move to for APAC workers: survey

Improved salaries and remuneration the main reason for moving.

Singapore is one of the top picks for workers in Asia Pacific and other regions to move to in their next career move or in the future, according to ACCA’s 2024 Global Talent Trends Survey.

In the Asia Pacific region, 7% of respondents said they would move to the city-state for their next career move, while 4% said they would move in the future.

Surveyed workers in other regions such as North America (4%), Mainland China (1%) and India (6%) said they would also move to Singapore for their next career move. Meanwhile, workers in Mainland China (1%) and India (5%) said they would make the move in the future.

Higher salaries and remuneration were the main reasons cited globally for moving to a different country in their career, with 19% in agreement. International work experience and improved character opportunities following suit at 17% and 16%, respectively.

In the Asia Pacific region, nearly half of workers are not satisfied with their level of pay for their roles. Nearly three-fifths are intending on asking for pay hikes in the next 12 months. Nearly half believe that the best way to improve their salaries is to leave their current jobs.

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