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Europe's happiest workers revealed
Levels of job satisfaction vary significantly across Europe, with Dutch, Polish and Swiss employees being the most satisfied, according to research by ADP. The new study of nearly 10,000 European working adults explores how employees across Europe feel about the future of work.
According to the research, Dutch, Polish and Swiss employees are the most satisfied, whilst the UK comes joint fifth. In the UK, satisfaction levels also differ greatly across regions; three quarters of those based in the East are satisfied (75%), whilst only 59% of employees in Northern Ireland are satisfied.
In the UK, those working in architecture, engineering and building are the most satisfied (84%), whilst IT & Telecoms workers fare well across Europe and the UK. In the UK, those working in financial services are the least satisfied (57%) - the lowest level of job satisfaction overall. In contrast, 71% of financial services employees in other European countries are satisfied.
"It is positive to see that satisfaction levels are generally high across Europe, suggesting that most people are engaged in their work and feel fulfilled," says Jeff Phipps, general manager at ADP UK.
"However, in industries and countries with lower results, it is important to act to improve the working lives of employees. Employee satisfaction has long been acknowledged to have major implications for production. Organisations must take heed to ensure their employees are happy, engaged and content in their role."
The research for ADP was carried out by independent market research agency Opinion Matters in July 2016. The sample consisted of 9,920 working adults in eight key economies across Europe, including France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.
The full report, The Workforce View in Europe 2017, is available at:
20th April 2017