More than a third of UK workers are unhappy in their job, according to a new happiness score developed with the help of a Saïd Business School Professor.
Global job site Indeed created their Work Happiness Score with guidance from Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Professor of Economics at Oxford Saïd.
Newly launched to the public, the score currently displays data from more than 1,800 organisations in the UK, across 25 different sectors. It aims to understand how employees feel at work, and why, by allowing 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'.
To get a sense of the drivers and dimensions of workplace happiness, it also asks about a range of areas, including belonging; appreciation; inclusion; purpose; trust; flexibility; energy; stress and manager support. More than 5.5 million individual surveys on UK workplace wellbeing have been collected and analysed to date, with results showing that feeling energised, a sense of belonging and purpose are bigger drivers of happiness than fair pay and flexibility.