The next time you check the box next to 'work-life balance' on a career survey, bear in mind that employers might not oblige.
Results from the Randstad Employer Brand Research 2017 have shown that good work-life balance remains a top priority for employees. But on the flip side, employers in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong seem to value financial health and good reputation more.
The chart below shows the gap between what employees in Singapore seek versus what employers offer:
Besides work-life balance, other factors such as job security and pleasant work atmosphere also showed a large gap between employee and employer expectations.