Are People Happy With Their Jobs?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I’m sure you’ve heard this question many times in your life. But how many people end up actually becoming what they wanted to be? How many people are happy with the profession they are in? It turns out that a majority of employees love their job.
People’s feelings toward their job end up having impacts outside of the office. A study by Gallup found that unhappy workers cost the U.S. between $450-to-550 billion in lost productivity. In addition, unhappy workers can develop health issues. These complications can include loss of sleep, unhealthy weight gain, lowered immune system and ruined relationships.
Companies today have a great incentive to keep their employees happy. Creating an environment and leadership that satisfies workers is beneficial to management as much as it is to the individual employee. The HR department, aside from hiring and training, plays a direct role in the overall happiness of employees.
Happiness is a hard thing to measure. How can you tell if someone is truly happy without asking them? EBI asked 2,000 people to find out how they felt about their jobs. They created a spectrum from love to hate to figure out what demographic is the most content with their job. The infographic below sums up their findings.