“More and more Filipinos are looking for career development. They want to move forward in their chosen fields, but the lack of career development and training opportunities in their current companies seem to hold them back. The results of this study serve as a wake-up call for companies who wonder why there is such a high turnover rate. Career development, training opportunities, and the management style of the company’s leadership team are just some of the reasons why many Filipinos are unhappy in the workplace. It would be best if managers can get to the heart of why this is happening as each company’s DNA is unique.” ~Philip Gioca, obStreet.com Country Manager
The happiest, effective, productive employees are the ones who truly love their jobs. But the way workers are treated by their employers plays a huge role in how happy they are.
“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
As what Ralph Waldo Emerson said both employees and employer both need to win each other at work because both needs each other to be happy and to succeed.
According to JobStreet.com’s 2017 Job Happiness Index, the key factors associated with unhappiness at work are lack of career development and training opportunities, as well as the management style of a company’s leadership team.
JobStreet.com surveyed 9,326 Philippine respondents from July 31 to August 31, 2017. The respondents were from different position levels (predominantly junior executives and supervisors) and represented a diverse mix of specializations. Fifty-six percent of respondents came from the National Capital Region, 12% from Southern Tagalog, 7% from overseas, 6% from Central Luzon, and 5% from Cebu City/Province.
Respondents were asked what will make them happier in the next six months:
- 33% said a salary increase would help
- 23% wish to resign and get a new job
If I were to ask TODAY what would make ma stay and be happy with my work it would be work location, other than benefits, reputation and salary. It is very important to me that work location is just a few rides or easy access to work. But if you will ask me BEFORE what is only important to me is to have a job as a fresh graduate nothing else in mind because to have a job is what I wanted for to help support my family luckily i landed in a job where I conducted my OJT the company absorbs me immediately once I got my diploma. It was such a skilled work that brought me to different companies such is in the corporate world.
The 2017 Job Happiness Index was conducted in Southeast Asia, with a sample size of 35,513. Job satisfaction is highest in Indonesia (5.27), followed by Vietnam (5.19), the Philippines (4.97), Malaysia (4.65), Thailand (4.55), Hong Kong (4.45), and Singapore (4.31).
When respondents were asked what will make them happier in the next six months, 33% said a salary increase would help, but 23% wish to resign and get a new job.
I had worked my ass from being a secretary to being a marketing manager to finance specialist up to having my own travel and tours and well I must say I earned and gained lots of experiences from, though I don't work at any corporate companies now.
Generation Xers barely managed to score above neutral at 5, while millennials, who compose the majority of workplaces, are below neutral with an average of 4.9. The same can be said in terms of position level, where the top executives or the more established segment of the workforce, which are expectedly populated by the baby boomers, as well as the Fresh Graduates, have the highest happiness score.
Ok so as of this day of my life and my age, of course, I look for a company that will sustain my daily needs as a citizen of this country, I wanted to be in a company that will provide me a salary that will make me really earn and have savings at. I am in a state of maturity when I don't just settle for any work available to me. Now I know what my worth and capability because I learned it all from my previous jobs experiences.
For more information about JobStreet.com and the 2017 Job Happiness Index, please visit the website at http://wwww.jobstreet.com.ph.
The salary increase, getting a new job will make an employee happier in 6 months base from correspondents.
I always advise my younger sisters and cousin's that they should have a regular job at the age of 25 and they make sure they're happy at their work and happy at the work and earning what they deserve.