April 25, 2019
UK workplace happiness score has dropped below global average
The UK now ranks tenth globally when it comes to happiness in the workplace. Austria (690), Spain (682), United States (719), France (672) and Germany (675) are all above the UK in rating workplace happiness. To date, over 10,000 people globally have taken the free Workplace Happiness Survey by Engaging Works which aims to provide practical and personalised advice to help improve wellbeing at work and to increase productivity and overall happiness within the workplace. The Workplace Happiness Survey asks 26 questions and then delivers a score out of 1000.
Lord Mark Price – former Minister of State for Trade and Investment who launched Engaging Works in 2017, commented: It’s no surprise that the UK workplace happiness score has fallen, given the uncertainty that businesses and individuals are feeling around Brexit.
“It’s no surprise that the UK workplace happiness score has fallen, given the uncertainty that businesses and individuals are feeling around Brexit.”
This drop should act as a reminder to businesses to measure, track and improve the engagement and happiness of their employees, which will ultimately improve productivity and overall success of the business.”
The real-time data currently revealed that men rather than women are most likely to be unhappy at work. 70 percent of millennials who are in employment revealed that they are determined to quit their current job and look for pastures new this year, with millennials more likely to currently feel that they are not doing something worthwhile at work compared to non-millennial employees. The survey also found that managers continue to be happier at work than non-managers.
The top five industries in the UK with the happiest employees include:
- Real Estate and Lettings- 767
- Business Management- 713
- Legal Services- 710
- Marketing and Advertising- 693
- Fast Moving Consumer- 688
The top five industries with the unhappiest employees include:
- Telecoms- 539
- Aerospace and Defence- 600
- Education- 604 and Energy- 604
- Healthcare- 614
- Retail- 622