“As Singapore is in a state of heightened alert with growing cases of Covid-19 in the community, so, too, are workers more anxious and feeling like they are under the mercy of their bosses when their health appears to be side-lined. The Ministry of Manpower said in an advisory on May 14 that employers ‘must ensure all employees who are able to work from home do so’.
This is part of an overarching set of recent infection control measures to arrest the disease spread in the community. Speaking on condition of anonymity, Rachel (not her real name) who is in her 30s told TODAY that she was so frustrated and upset, she quit her job to protect herself. She said that in her office, they were split into two teams who alternated their working days, but she believes that she was still susceptible to the coronavirus because there were no cleaners hired to disinfect the office in between their shifts.
Every day when I was heading into the office, I went with dread — because I didn’t know if the next person to get Covid-19 was going to be me.’ The lack of safety precautions in her company and what she saw as the inconsiderate behavior of her employers finally reached a boiling point for her. She resigned some time over the last month.”
Source: Lim, J. (2021, May 22). Covid-19: Some employees still made to return to workplaces when working from home is the first option. Today.
Achieving a safe and secure working environment can be, at this time, an elusive phenomenon, especially in Singapore’s fast-paced society. Assuming the role of a well-being officer, you are tasked to prepare a research proposal that aims to investigate the relationships between employee health, well-being, and the work environment, within the context of Singapore