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WFH People Continuity Plan

Pulse of Singapore Workforce throughout the circuit breaker and beyond
We’ve analysed over thousands of employee answers from companies of all sizes and industries in Singapore to dig into the factors that are impacting employee well-being and engagement through this crisis and beyond.

 

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Pulse of the nation during COVID-19 circuit breaker

Oval  Last updated Monday, 15 June – 9:00 AM

Source: People Continuity Survey conducted between March and June among 18,705 respondents

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Well-being/Stress

21% of respondents are stressed out

 

 

Survey question:

Is my stress level normal?

 

 

15 June

 

Top concerns among employees:

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1. Health and economic impact on the country  (71% stated this as their top concern.)

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2. A member of my family might contract COVID-19  

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3. Cost-cutting measures that might impact my compensation

img-lightbulb  Insight: In the first month of the circuit-breaker,  'Productivity and performance being impacted' was a top           concern - but over time, 'Concern over cost-cutting measures' overtook as a more prevalent concern.

 
 
 
Working from Home

40% of employees feel less productive WFH as working in the office

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Younger employees are less likely to be affected by WFH.

Indicated that they are less productive:

31% of employees aged 21–30 vs 46% of employees aged above 50

 

 

 

Survey question:

When working from home, it takes me ________ to achieve the same productivity as before COVID-19.

Pie Chart Stress Levels

 

Top WFH concerns:

 

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1. Access to resources and tools which I could have access to in the office

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2. Practical aspects (such as family presence, distractions, space constraints)

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3. Working longer hours than usual

 
 

img-lightbulb  Having issues with self-care? We might have the resources you need here 

 

85% of workers in Singapore seem keen on incorporating 50% work from home after the circuit-breaker.

Only 8% do not want to work from home after the circuit-breaker.

40% of employees aged above 50  answered that they would like to implement WFH 75% of the time.

 

Survey question:

Based on my current experience working from home, I can see myself working from home effectively after COVID-19.

 

 

15 June WFH Preference

 

 

 

Confidence in company's future

More than half (80%) of employees are confident in their company's future

 

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Engaged employees are more confident of and committed working towards the company’s success in a crisis.

Among Promoters,

96% agree or strongly agree that they are confident about the future of their organisation

97% report being well-taken care of by their organisation

90% say that they have strong management support

97% have indicated that their organisation communicates with them effectively throughout the ongoing pandemic

 
 

 

Survey question:

I am confident of the future of my organisation.

 

Confidence 15 June

 

 

 

Environment 

Returning to the workplace - these are the top concerns for employees surveyed at the end of the circuit-breaker

Resurgence of COVID-19

 

27% of employees do not feel safe returning to the workplace.  

Survey question: I feel safe returning to the physical workplace.

 

Returning to the office

 

75% of employees wish social distancing measures to be observed for at least the next six months

 

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People Continuity Resources

The latest insights and recommendations from our team on how to enhance employee well-being and work-from-home (WFH) effectiveness

 

Browse resources by categories

 

Mental Health/Morale

10 secrets to surviving and excelling remote working 

Activities to kill boredom during the coronavirus pandemic

Are you working longer? Tips to self-care without a dent in your productivity

How to demonstrate empathy virtually

How to manage distractions and stay focused 

Tips on co-working amicably with your spouse at home

Tips for parents working from home with young children

The Ups and Downs of Uncertain Times: Channeling Emotions to Encourage Productivity

Ministry of Manpower: supporting mental well-being of workers under COVID-19 work arrangements



 

Productivity/WFH Effectiveness

5 virtual team building activities to try this week

10 secrets to surviving and excelling remote working 

Are you working longer? Tips to self-care without a dent in your productivity

How to manage distractions and stay focused

How to keep employees productive while working from home

How to set clear expectations for employees virtually

How to strengthen remote collaboration in teams

Tips for parents working from home with young children 

Ministry of Social and Family Development: Online Parenting Programme 



 

Clear Expectations

How to keep employees productive while working from home

How to set clear expectations for employees virtually



 

Relationships at Work

5 virtual team building activities to try this week

How to demonstrate empathy virtually

How to strengthen remote collaboration in teams

Tips on co-working amicably with your spouse at home



 

Manager Support

5 virtual team building activities to try this week

How to demonstrate empathy virtually

How to keep employees productive while working from home

How to strengthen remote collaboration in teams

Supporting Culture and Connection While Working Remotely



 

Organisational Effectiveness 

Enterprise Singapore: Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG)

Ministry of Manpower: guidelines and advisories

SGUnited Traineeships Programm

COVID-19: Bearing through adversity Together – Interview with Chanel Lim, Chief People Officer @ GoBear

COVID-19: How do you keep employees engaged and connected? Interview with Chin Yin Ong, Head of People @ Grab

COVID-19: People analytics for a People-first strategy – Interview with Dr Fermin Diez

 

 

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