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Majority of S. Koreans Say Government Can Use Their Health Data for Public Good

Majority of S. Koreans Say Government Can Use Their Health Data for Public Good

SEOUL, Jan. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Most South Koreans are willing to tolerate the sharing and use of their health information, measured by smartphone applications, for public good such as the development of treatments for incurable diseases. According to an online survey conducted by the Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade on 500 ordinary [...]

Millennials Prioritize Work-life Balance During Job Search

Millennials Prioritize Work-life Balance During Job Search

SEOUL, Jan. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey has found that work-life balance is the most important condition for a good job among millennial workers. JobKorea, a job search portal operator, conducted a survey of 507 workers of the millennial generation and found that the “guarantee of work-life balance” was the most important factor [...]

4 in 5 Office Workers Prefer Celebrating New Business Year Online

4 in 5 Office Workers Prefer Celebrating New Business Year Online

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Many office workers in South Korea prefer celebrating the new business year online, a study has revealed. South Korean job portal Incruit conducted a survey of 843 office workers, 77.9 percent of whom preferred holding a new business year celebration online. Only 22.1 percent wanted an offline celebration. Online [...]

Veterinary Hospitals Hide Treatment Costs Until Procedure is Complete

Veterinary Hospitals Hide Treatment Costs Until Procedure is Complete

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Veterinary clinics are less likely to announce the cost of treatment in advance, a recent report has revealed. According to a survey conducted by the Consumers Union of Korea (CUK) on 50 animal hospitals in the Seoul metropolitan area last month, the most expensive treatment item was related to [...]

Growing Number of Koreans Want Their Spouse to be a Teacher

Growing Number of Koreans Want Their Spouse to be a Teacher

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — While single men and women picked civil servant or public corporation worker as the most favored occupation for their spouse, the preference for teachers has risen significantly when it comes to jobs for husbands. According to a survey conducted by DUO, a South Korean matchmaking firm, among 1,000 unmarried [...]

Seoulites Pick Shared Bicycle Service as Seoul’s Best Shared Service

Seoulites Pick Shared Bicycle Service as Seoul’s Best Shared Service

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Ttareungi, Seoul’s shared bicycle service, showed the highest usage among all shared services and policies offered by the Seoul city government. Local authorities conducted a survey of 1,000 Seoulites, 59.6 percent of whom said they had used at least one or more shared services offered by the city. Among [...]