Share a story. A business friend had been hiring mainly foreign workers for past 3 years, his company sales result was never really good, always drastically up and down.
Till recently, the government tightened the quota for hiring foreign workers, he left with choice but to hire Singaporeans.
After 9 months, the sales result was good and 10 to 15% growth quarterly
The Singaporean workers are committed. His logistics supervisor is an Indian, a very responsive and committed person, and able to manage a team of delivery guys and store guys effectively. He is able to communicate with those admin personnel and sales guys easily.
In the past, he hired Filipino as logistics supervisor, store men and delivery guys were all PRC.
Filipino speaks English, PRC cannot understand pinoy talking
Bottom line, Singaporeans are generally still committed and responsive, and willing to hold more responsibilities, it depends how the boss treats him or her.
Kong Hui Poh