Human Resources



Lies lying

20% of Singaporeans lie to get time off work

Workforce Mobility Interactive, 12 February 2020: Asia’s largest conference on employee mobility and the changing workforce.
Exclusive, invite-only conference for HR decision makers and mobility specialists, request your complimentary invitation here. »

It may be because Singaporeans clock in some of the longest hours in the world, but local employees are not afraid of resorting to sneaky ways to get their leave days approved.

According to a Skyscanner survey of 1,000 Singaporeans, one in 10 of respondents admitted they have lied to their boss by telling them their holiday was already booked.

While 45% of respondents booked their days off six months in advance to secure their leave, a handful of them resort to other cunning methods.

The study found 9% of employees called into work sick, while 6% pretended a family member was ill.

“It’s clear that many employees find themselves going head-to-head to book that coveted time off work; and with the end of the year holidays now approaching, many have admitted they will go to extreme lengths to do so,” Ira Noviani, Skyscanner Singapore’s marketing manager, said.

But if you thought the lying was the worst of it, you’re wrong.

A small handful (4%) of respondents said they have paid or bribed a colleague to get their time off, while a similar number of them lied that it was for a honeymoon.

"The Asia Recruitment Award is the oscars of the recruitment industry. A display of the best of the best!"
Start your entries preparation early.
Open to both in-house recruitment & talent acquisition teams and recruitment solution providers.

Read More News

in All markets by

The best time to get lunch

A study finds ordering lunch early helps keep fit, because when you are hungry you tend to increase the number of calories ordered..


Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.