Written Answer to PQ on Proportion of Workforce Telecommuting
NOTICE PAPER NO. 1674 OF 2023 FOR THE SITTING ON OR AFTER 7 FEBRUARY 2023
QUESTION NO. 4186 FOR ORAL ANSWER
MP: Chua Kheng Wee Louis
To ask the Minister for Manpower (a) whether the Ministry tracks the proportion of the workforce that are able to and are practising work-from-home arrangements; and (b) if so, what is the current proportion respectively.
1. Based on MOM’s survey in 2022, 34% of employed residents had worked from home at some point in the month they were surveyed.
2. Telecommuting is but one of many types of Flexible Work Arrangements (FWAs), which also include flexi-time, flexi-shift and flexi-load arrangements. We encourage employers and employees to consider the whole range of FWAs. Tripartite Partners will continue to encourage and guide employers to implement FWAs at the workplace, in a way that meets the needs of both employers and employees.