Levels of job satisfaction are generally high across Europe, according the the Managing Director at ADP, following a study into nearly 10,000 workers into happiness levels. Although there are some signs that overall there are variables with Dutch, Polish and Swiss employees being the most satisfied, according to research, the Uk is 5th for satisfaction!



The study of European working adults see that in the UK, satisfaction levels also differ greatly across regions!

A huge three quarters of those based in the East are satisfied (75%), whilst only 59% of employees in Northern Ireland are satisfied!

There’s differences in jobs too – 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.

Jeff Phipps, Managing Director at ADP UK, commented that, “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. However, even in higher scoring industries and countries there is no room for complacency. The very best businesses are focussing their efforts on the ‘whole person’ ensuring that their people feel valued, have a sense of purpose and that their well-being is supported. Employee satisfaction has long been acknowledged to have major implications for innovation, productivity and customer experience.”

‘The Workforce View in Europe 2017’ report explores the attitudes of employees toward the future of work. 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 on http://bit.ly/2kQFRMV