The opportunity inadequacy in career progression and training in the workplace are leading factors that make Filipino employees unhappy, according to Jobstreet.com’s 2017 Happiness Index Report.
JobStreet Country Manager Philip Gioca said that more and more are anticipating such chances, and the lack thereof appears to be a hindrance to the employees’ desire to reach greater heights in their professional life.
From July 31 to August 31, the career site conducted surveys among 9,326 participants. To measure career satisfaction, the respondents were asked to rate their happiness in their respective workplaces on a scale of 1 to 10.
This year, the local workforce’s happiness average is only 4.97, making Filipino career people the 3rd happiest in the list consisting of 7 Asian countries. In 2016, the Philippines bagged the top spot.
Aside from learning and career growth opportunities, company management system was also cited as a factor that affected employees’ unhappiness.
When it comes to components that would boost their satisfaction, 33% of the respondents said that a salary increase would be the solution, while 23% would opt for a new job.
Career satisfaction still vary depending on age and employment level, said Gioca. He also suggested that management should look into its reasons, as “each company’s DNA is unique”.
The country manager also said that these findings “serve as a wake-up call for companies who wonder why there is such a high turnover rate”.