Indeed introduces Workplace Happiness Score, a new feature designed to help people understand how employees feel at work – and why
The new functionality allows current and former employees to rate companies on a scale of one to five based on a simple statement: “I feel happy at work most of the time.” In addition, respondents are asked about the key dimensions that lead to well-being and happiness at work, including: belonging, inclusion, compensation, flexibility, appreciation, management, stress, purpose, energy and more. This information is calculated and displayed alongside the job happiness score on an employer’s Indeed company page. With over 5.5 million happiness surveys completed worldwide on Indeed, this dataset is the world’s largest study of workplace happiness.
“As the biggest building site of Canada and the world, we want to bring more clarity to the experience of people at work and identify how we could improve it. Our mission is to help people find jobs – and as part of that, our goal is to set a standard for measuring and improving happiness at work, and to increase the number of people who are happy at work. “, said LaFawn Davis, vice president of the Indeed group. “The Workplace Happiness Score shows how happy people are in companies and the ability to see what drives that: factors of inclusion and belonging to a sense of energy and encouragement to succeed. This transparency can help job seekers and employers make better choices, and help build a better world of work. “
The happiness at work score and the key dimensions of happiness were developed with the advice of Dr. Sonja lyubomirsky, professor emeritus of psychology and vice-president, University of California, Riverside, and Dr. Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Professor of Economics and Director, Center for Research on Well-Being, Oxford University.
“Having spent years exploring the frontier of employee wellness, I am delighted to contribute to this Indeed initiative because of its unprecedented scale and significant contribution to advancing our collective understanding of workplace happiness.” said Dr. Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, professor of economics and director of the Wellbeing Research Center, University of Oxford. “The wealth of data and results will help people understand what really drives happiness at work. I think this project will ultimately help more people find jobs that are better for them and hopefully start to increase happiness at work everywhere. “
Lack of happiness is one of the main reasons Canadians consider leaving a job
Indeed, data shows that in 2021, only 48% of Canadian job seekers agreed with the statement “I feel happy at work most of the time” in the context of their workplace. Other research shows that lack of happiness is one of the main reasons people consider leaving a job. In a 2021 Canadian Workplace Happiness Study, commissioned by Indeed and conducted by Forrester, 1 in 5 respondents said “not being happy at work most of the time” as one of the main reasons they would consider new opportunities. The big news? 97% of people think happiness at work is possible.
You can find more information on the Workplace Happiness Score and the 2021 Workplace Happiness Study. here. Job seekers and employers can learn more about using the Workplace Happiness Score on the Indeed Career Guide and Indeed Leadership Hub.
More people find jobs on Indeed than anywhere else. Indeed is the # 1 job site in the world (comScore, March 2020) and allows job seekers to search millions of jobs in over 60 countries and 28 languages. More 3M employers use Indeed to find and hire new employees, making Indeed the largest job board in the United States, Canada, and the world. Each month, more than 250 million people search for jobs, post resumes, and search for companies on Indeed, and Indeed has 2.5 times more hires than other branded job boards combined (BreezyHR, 2019). For more information visit ca.indeed.com.
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