Recent and Important Statistics on Employee Happiness

Recent and Important Statistics on Employee Happiness

Recent and Important Statistics on Employee Happiness

Employee happiness and development have a significant impact on how engaged they will be in their job responsibilities. What are the main tendencies among employees in recent years that every employer should know? Efectio has compiled the most interesting and relevant data from the 2019 and 2020 surveys for those who like numbers.

Employee happiness data:

  • 69% of employees will reject a job offer if they find out that the company’s employees are generally unhappy (Hibob
  • Employees with excellent performance are about 15% happier at work than employees with poor performance (TINYpulse)
  • Happy employees are 91% more likely to describe their relationship with the manager as very good (Wrike)  
  • Half of the workers think they have a career, the other half think they just have a job (CareerBuilder)
  • Employees who have access to work management software were 85% more likely to report being happy at work (Wrike
  • Half of employees think that their teammates are only moderately happy, and 39% think that they are unhappy (TINYpulse
  • 9% of people think that their colleague is very happy (TINYpulse)
  • Most people have cried at least once at work (Monster)
  • Half of employees have cried at work because of feeling stressed (Ginger)  
  • On average, happy employees are 12% more productive than dissatisfied employees (SMF)

Employee growth data:

  • 70% of Gen Z and Millennial employees would stay in their jobs for another year if they were given rewards of as little as $ 150 a year (DaVinci Payments
  • 75% of Gen Z employees want a boss who coaches employees (InsideOut)
  • 70% of staff would be willing to leave the current organization at least to some extent, to work instead for a company that invests specifically in team’s development and learning (The Harris Poll
  • More than 80% of employees would leave their jobs for better development opportunities (ExecuSearch)

Other useful statistics:

  • 92% of employees believe that a convenient platform that allows them to communicate and get closer to colleagues would increase job satisfaction (RingCentral)  
  • 90% of the Gen Z generation want personal reports from managers (Nintex)
  • About 80% of people who work from home find that they feel isolated from others at least part of the time (Amerisleep)  
  • 10 main pain points in the workplace:
      • Technical issues with software and other tools
      • Breaks and disruptions from Slack, emails, and noisy environments
      • Lack of training and information
      • Poorly organized, time-consuming systems and processes
      • Wrong management decisions/bad management
      • Lack of flexibility/no opportunity to work from home/no work-life balance
      • Overworked team
      • Work culture/favoritism
      • Difficult customers
      • Too many meetings (TINYpulse)

In general, we can conclude that it is important for almost every employee to feel satisfied at work, to be connected with colleagues (including supervisors), to receive rewards and feedback, as well as to be able to use their time effectively. Especially for the younger generations, the opportunity to grow in the company and regularly learn something new, in other words, to build a career, is also immensely necessary. Read more: What is a Good Workplace?

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