Press Release

Ceridian Pulse of Talent Report: Workers Crave Flexibility at Work and in Career Path

Report reveals 97% of workers in Singapore have felt stuck in their role over the past year

Singapore, November 8, 2022

Ceridian (NYSE: CDAY; TSX: CDAY), a global leader in human capital management (HCM) technology, today released results from its 2023 Pulse of Talent report revealing that workers don’t only want flexibility in where and how they work – but in their careers, too.

Nine in 10 surveyed employees globally say they’ve felt stuck in their role over the past year (SG: 97%), with one-third (Global: 33%, SG: 34%) feeling that way often or always. The good news? Employers offering clearly defined career paths – aligning to employee aspirations – can win big in retaining talent: a majority (Global: 84%, SG: 83%) of respondents who have a clear career path say it makes them more committed to their employers.

The report, which surveyed 8,833 workers, 473 from Singapore (SG), across eight countries and in companies with at least 100 employees, also showed:

  • Less than half of respondents (Global: 45%, SG: 46%) said their employer understands their career aspirations
  • More than one-third of surveyed employees (Global: 35%, SG: 39%) find a change in career paths within their company appealing
  • Among flight-risk employees, just over half of respondents (Global: 51%, SG: 53%) would consider staying if their employer provided opportunities to change career paths within their company
  • More than four-in-ten of respondents (Global: 43%, SG: 52%) are interested in moving into a new role in a different department or team, and about half (Global: 49%, SG: 53%) said they want to contribute skills to new projects from within their current role

The report underscores the need for employers to respond to employee needs and aspirations. This is critical as only half of today’s surveyed workforce (Global: 52%, SG: 53%) feel committed to staying with their current employer for at least three to five years.

"It's clear from our research that employees have commitment issues with their employers," said Rob Squires, Vice President & Head of Sales, Asia & Japan, Ceridian. "Employers can counter this trend by offering work/life and career flexibility that meet the needs of today's workforce. This includes giving employees greater control over where, when, and how they do their jobs."

Download the 2023 Pulse of Talent report: The Rise of the Flexible Career

About Ceridian HCM Holding Inc.

Ceridian. Makes Work Life Better™.

Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. is a global human capital management software company. Dayforce, its flagship cloud HCM platform, provides human resources, payroll, benefits, workforce management, and talent management functionality. The Dayforce platform is used to optimize management of the entire employee lifecycle, including attracting, engaging, paying, deploying, and developing people. Ceridian has solutions for organizations of all sizes. Visit or follow us @Ceridian.

Source: Ceridian HCM Holding Inc.

Survey Methodology

Hanover Research conducted Ceridian’s Pulse of Talent research study online from August 19 to September 1, 2022. The study included 8,833 respondents with a margin of error of ±.78% aged 18+ who work at companies with at least 100 employees across Australia, Canada, Germany, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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