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HAPPIEST INDUSTRIES IN THE WORKFORCE

Happiness in the Workplace


We have seen so many worker strikes in the last year it made us ask the question: "What industry sees the happiest workers?" In this newsletter we are breaking down the top ten happiest industries and why.

 
"THE HAPPIEST JOB IN THE WORLD"

"You won’t find the happiest workers in the world toiling away at desks or crunching numbers — chances are, they’re working outside. Construction workers have the highest levels of self-reported happiness of any major industry category, according to a new analysis by BambooHR.


The HR software platform analyzed data from more than 57,000 employees at over 1,600 companies across the globe between January 2020 and June 2023. While employee happiness overall has fluctuated over the past three years, construction workers’ happiness scores have remained consistently high, largely thanks to rising wages and plentiful job opportunities, the report notes." Learn more


WHY CONSTRUCTION HAS THE HAPPIEST WORKERS

"Employee happiness across industries has fluctuated in the last three years, amid challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic and rising inflation. Nonetheless, employees’ happiness in construction has remained high for the most part. Still, a commercial jobsite is not always the easiest place to work. Construction work is full of hazards and the industry is known for its high suicide rate and high overdose mortality rate.


Construction’s happiness peaked in 2020, Bamboo HR found, as residential projects boomed and material shortages meant contractors had deep backlogs of work, bringing stability to workers. Meanwhile, legislation such as the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan fueled the economy with more than $4 trillion in investments.


High demand for construction work from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act also helped, as did rising pay: hourly construction wages reached a 40-year high last year." Learn more


MAKE ONBOARDING CREATIVE

"Interested in finding out which industry has the highest satisfaction rate, Reboot Online surveyed 2,500 professionals from 29 different industries. An ‘Overall Job Happiness’ index score per industry was then calculated based on seven factors surveyed, revealing the industries with the happiest workers!" Learn more

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