Singaporeans view work-life balance as more important than salary

A sense of fulfilment and work-life balance matter more than salary when picking a job, said respondents to a recent survey.
By: | May 9, 2022

The mental health advocacy organisation announced these findings at its second Silver Ribbon Mental Health Awards Ceremony for Employers, which was held virtually.

The online survey, which was launched on March 21, also showed that 63% of respondents felt moderately stressed at their workplaces, while another 28% reported high stress levels.

As for drivers for the stress, 36% of respondents attributed it to problems at work versus the 5% who said it was due to non-work issues, while the remaining 59% said it was a combination of both.

About 535 people responded to the non-scientific survey, which was shared on the social media platforms of Silver Ribbon (Singapore).

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Commenting on the findings at the awards ceremony, Ellen Lee, president of Silver Ribbon (Singapore), said: “Times have changed, and having an attractive salary is no longer the only reason for wanting to stay in a job… therefore, we feel that it will be very helpful for employers and employees to come together and work things out so that they will better understand each other’s needs and expectations.”