Working Mums Spend Less than 2 Hours With Their Children on a Work Day

Working Mums Spend Less than 2 Hours With Their Children on a Work Day
Jobstreet content teamupdated on 10 March, 2022
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JobStreet.com Survey Reveals Working Mothers Spend Less than Two hours with Their Children on a Work Day

  • 69 per cent of female workers in Singapore work out of necessity
  • Work-life balance is the top challenge women face in workplace
  • 66 per cent of female workers in Singapore feel they have been treated less favourably in career progression
  • JobStreet.com's Company Reviews feature helps females and working mothers find more family-friendly companies

SINGAPORE, 21 July 2016— A survey by leading online employment marketplace JobStreet.com has discovered that females in Singapore face challenges in striking a work-life balance with 75 per cent of working mothers spending less than 10 hours with their children during a workweek.

Most of these working mothers are concerned that they are missing out on their families' everyday lives. According to the survey, 70 per cent of them would actually give up working if they had the financial means to do so.

These are the key findings from JobStreet.com's "Women in the Workplace Study", which involved 480 female respondents in Singapore.

Country Manager of JobStreet.com Singapore Chook Yuh Yng said, "According to our survey, work-life balance is the top challenge faced by women in the workplace. However, most of them have no choice but to earn a living. Our survey found that 69 per cent of these females are working for the need to support their families; the need to plan for retirement; and the need to be financially independent."

Other challenges faced by women in the workplace identified in the survey included having to look after their children while building a career, lack of career advancement opportunities and gender-salary gap.

Gender inequality was also observed at work with 66 percent of respondents reporting that they experienced unfair treatment in terms of career progression, remuneration, recruitment and performance appraisal because of their gender.

Nonetheless, the survey reveals a heartening truth: 65 per cent of these females say their spouses and children understand their sacrifices and time spent away from home.

There are several practices and policies such as Work-Life Strategy and Familycare Leave aimed at helping women juggle their careers and family commitments. These are sound, government-launched strategies that employers can introduce.

For working mothers and females about to start a family, they can utilise JobStreet.com's Company Reviewsto make more informeddecisions before accepting any job offers.This easy-to-usefeatureallows past or current employees to comment on their workplaces. The testimonials reveal insights into the company culture, job benefits and the like.

About JobStreet.com

JobStreet.com is a leading online job board presently covering the employment markets in Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam. JobStreet.com currently services over 230,000 corporate hirers and over 15 million jobseekers in its database.

Media Contacts:

Frieda Chan

Marketing Manager

Email: [email protected]

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