Is the ‘Great Resignation’ wave impacting companies and professionals in South East Asia?

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Multiple studies have covered a ‘Great Resignation’ phenomenon as a result of the global pandemic. Workers supposedly discovered how much they ‘disliked’ their jobs, and have been resigning in droves.

Many of these coverages however can be heavily skewed towards a broad global sentiment. Is this phenomenon a reality in South East Asia (SEA)?

How likely are professionals thinking of quitting their jobs? Are they really submitting their resignation letters? This report provides a reality check and unpacks the ‘Great Resignation’ wave in SEA.



Robert Walters surveyed 2,638 professionals and 1,131 companies across 6 SEA countries for a period of 2 weeks in June 2022. We find out what SEA talent and organisations think about quitting/changing jobs and staff turnover over the past year.

Findings from our survey includes these 6 SEA countries:

  • Indonesia                      
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand 
  • Vietnam

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