SCS Infocomm Survey
The Infocomm Survey conducted by the Singapore Computer Society seeks to understand the needs and issues concerning Infocomm professionals and students so as to serve as a guide for the stakeholders and the government agencies in shaping their Infocomm policies and strategies. Organisations can also align their strategies for the skills development of their ICT human resources.
As a professional body of the Infocomm community, SCS is dedicated to adding value and facilitating the development of Infocomm professionals. The survey also allows SCS to better understand and represent its members and Infocomm professionals and be the voice of the Infocomm community.
Infocomm Survey 2014
This is the fourth Infocomm Survey conducted by the Singapore Computer Society from July to September 2014, with our Key Partner - Nanyang Business School of Nanyang Technological University.
A total of 1,316 (Infocomm professionals and Infocomm students) completed the full questionnaire. Take a look at the Executive Summary of the Infocomm Survey 2014 here.
Infocomm Survey 2011/2012
A total of 2,279 (Infocomm professionals and Infocomm students) completed the full questionnaire. Take a look at some of the snapshots or check out the Executive Summary of the Infocomm Survey 2011/2012 here.
Local ICT professionals say ICT work is meaningful
78% of more than 900 local ICT professionals polled reported that the work they do is meaningful. Contrary to stereotypes of ICT professionals as "loners" or lacking social skills, ICT professionals reported that their work is meaningful because they have opportunities to develop social relationships. Other reasons include opportunities for self-development and personal gain.
This is possibly the first study, locally or globally, about the meaning of ICT work. This study goes on to examine downstream effects of meaningful work, specially the retention of ICT professionals in organizations and the profession. The survey will also report results on other work motivations such as employee engagement, career satisfaction, prosocial behaviours and IT professionals' work preferences.
Other Hot Findings
- Employee Engagement
In Singapore, the employee engagement level of our ICT professionals stands at 64%, higher than the global average of 58%.
- Prosocial Behaviour
ICT professionals are likely to speak up and help others in the ICT community.
- Students' Job Preferences
ICT students are more receptive to working in Start-ups/Small-Medium Enterprises as compared to 2010. The survey found that 29% of students are interested to work in start-ups/SMEs