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We are a nation of happy workers

The results showed that 61.64% of people said “their job makes them happy.”

In terms of job duration, people have worked in their job for 1 – 5 years are the happiest.

Who are the happiest workers?

Construction and Engineering workers are the happiest, closely followed by Marketers and people who work in the Finance industry.

The chart below shows the % of happiest workers by occupation.

Industry

%

Construction and engineering

44.44

Marketing

15.56

Finance

13.33

Admin

11.11

I.T

11.11

Education

4.44

 

What makes the construction and engineering sector a happy place to work?

The construction and engineering sectors were adversely affected during the global recession. During the last couple of years employment levels have bounced back to nearly pre-cession levels. An increase in productivity equates to an increase in work and wage increases.  

However, it is not just an increase in salary that makes them happy. Working as part of a team to complete a project is a major factor for their job satisfaction. Seeing a project through from the start to completion gives them a greater sense of achievement and purpose.  

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