In today's fast-paced work environment, more and more people are finding themselves becoming "quiet quitters". These are individuals who may be physically present at work, but have mentally checked out and are no longer engaged or passionate about what they do. This trend has been on the rise for the past decade, and it is becoming a major issue for companies who are struggling to retain their best talent.
The reality is that a lot of people simply don't like their jobs.
They may have entered their profession with high hopes and dreams, but over time, the daily grind has worn them down. This can lead to a lack of motivation, lower productivity, and eventually, burnout.
According to the 2021 Randstad Employer Brand Research, only 52% of Singaporean employees are satisfied with their current jobs, down from 56% in 2020.
The same study found that the top reasons employees cited for leaving their jobs were poor work-life balance (29%), insufficient salary and benefits (27%), and lack of career growth opportunities (27%).
A 2020 survey by JobStreet found that 54% of Singaporean employees felt that their mental health had been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with 41% citing work-related stress as a contributing factor.
According to the 2021 Hays Asia Salary Guide, 71% of Singaporean employers believe that employee wellbeing will be a priority in the next year, and 60% plan to invest in wellbeing programs for their workforce.
When employees become disengaged, it can have a significant impact on a company's success. When people are not fully invested in their work, they are less likely to take initiative, go above and beyond, or come up with innovative ideas that can drive the business forward. It can also lead to higher levels of absenteeism and turnover, which can be costly for a company.
To combat this trend and rekindle the spark of joy and passion in employees, it is important for companies to prioritise emotional well-being. This means providing employees with the resources and support they need to manage their emotions and build resilience.
One way to do this is by helping employees to identify their strengths, interests, and purpose, and aligning their job responsibilities with these areas. When people are able to do work that is meaningful and fulfilling, they are more likely to feel engaged and passionate about their job.
At our company, we believe in the importance of emotional resilience, which is why we have developed a comprehensive program that focuses on four key pillars: emotional awareness, emotional literacy, emotional ownership, and emotional balance.
By developing emotional awareness, employees are able to identify their emotions and manage them effectively. Emotional literacy helps employees develop the vocabulary and language to express their emotions in a healthy and productive way. Emotional ownership teaches employees to take responsibility for their own emotions and responses to challenging situations. And finally, emotional balance focuses on developing the capacity to regulate and balance emotions, and respond appropriately to stressors.
By prioritizing emotional well-being and building resilience, companies can help their employees rekindle their passion and joy for their work. This can lead to greater job satisfaction, higher productivity, and a more positive work environment for everyone.
With our Emotional Resilience program, you can help address the issues that are affecting employee engagement and job satisfaction in Singapore, such as work-life balance and mental health challenges. This can lead to a more engaged, productive, and satisfied workforce, ultimately benefitting both employees and the company.