As much as 50,686 employees from Asia were asked how happy they are at work, with the Filipinos topping the list, according to a survey conducted last June 2016 as a joint project between jobsDB and JobStreet.com under SEEK Asia, the leading online employment marketplace in Asia.
Based on a scale of 0-10, with 0 being ‘extremely unhappy’, and 10 being ‘extremely happy’, Filipino employees averaged a rating of 6.25. The respondents attributed their workplace happiness to their great relationships with their colleagues, their companies’ reputation, as well as its accessibility and convenient location. Turns out, a great workplace that’s easily accessible is the greatest driver of employee happiness in the region.
On the other end of the spectrum, Singaporeans came in last, having garnered an average of 5.09 on the scale. A lot of it has to do with the lack of career development or promotion opportunities at their current roles, their employers’ poor management and development programs, as well as the absence of perks and benefits which lead to lowered productivity in the workplace.
What’s more alarming was that over 20% of the respondents have the desire to leave their current job and seek their happiness elsewhere, with a few of the respondents reporting their desire to change careers and start out fresh in the next six months.
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