The wealthy city-state of Singapore, which boasts a high quality of life, is also home to Asia's unhappiest employees, according to a new survey, closely followed by rival financial hub Hong Kong.
Twenty-three percent of those polled in the island nation said they did not feel motivated in their current roles and their skills were not being used effectively, the 2013/14 Randstad World of Work Report revealed - a notch higher than Hong Kong where 22 percent of employees were unsatisfied in their jobs.
"Job satisfaction is lowest in the booming finance and business hubs Hong Kong and Singapore, where skilled talent is in short supply and the demands placed on employees are particularly high," recruitment and human resource services provider Randstad wrote in the report published Wednesday. The survey polled over 14,000 professionals across Asia Pacific aged 18-65.
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Three key reasons are causing job dissatisfaction across the region: misalignment with the company culture; difficult bosses; and being asked to do more in a given role without receiving the upskilling required to achieve productivity gains.