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May 2021

Singapore employees want more support from employers for remote working

Singapore employees are coming to terms with remote working even as they struggle with technological and productivity challenges, a study has found. According to Dell Technologies’ inaugural Remote work readiness (RWR) index, 84% of employees in Singapore felt that they were prepared for long-term remote working, though the blurring boundary between business and personal lives was a significant concern for 35% of respondents. Conducted by market research firm Kanter across seven Asia-Pacific (APAC) markets, the study also revealed that employer support for remote working remains wanting. In terms of technology resources, the surveyed employees faced the greatest challenge in accessing internal company resources when Singapore implemented a partial lock-down in April 2020. They were also hindered by the instability of their remote networks, including internet bandwidth, and had to contend with using personal devices for work, posing IT security risks to their organisations. Against this backdrop, nearly half of Singapore ...

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