Monster.com, the leader in successfully connecting people to job opportunities and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW), and GfK, an independent global market research company, today released new international survey data comparing country-level job satisfaction. The study reveals U.S. workers falling exactly in the middle of the rankings with Canadian workers the most content.
|Country||Love it/Like it a lot %||Don’t Like it/Hate It %|
- Two-thirds of Canadians are content with their jobs
- One in ten Brits (11%) love their jobs so much they would do them for free
- Just under half of French workers (48%) like their job only ‘well enough for now’, while nearly one in ten (9%) don’t like, or hate, their current role
- 55% of Indian workers love or like their jobs a lot
- 3% of Dutch workers truly hate their jobs but think it’s a necessary evil
- Two in ten Americans (22%) love their jobs so much they would do them for free, while 15% Dislike their jobs - highest among all surveyed countries
- More than half of German workers (54%) like their job only ‘well enough for now’ and a mere 5% truly love their jobs
|22%||Love it – Would do it for free|
|31%||Like it a lot – You enjoy what you do, but you could like it more|
|31%||Like it – You like it well enough for now|
|6%||Don’t like it – You think you could do better|
|10%||Don’t love it at all – but it is a necessary evil|
“The survey findings suggest that U.S. workers on the lower end of the pay spectrum tend to be the least content with their jobs – and really, it is very much part of the American dream to be upwardly mobile,” said Joanie Ruge, employment industry advisor and Senior Vice President of Monster. “Regardless of what a worker’s priorities are – being challenged, feeling valued or even making more money – it’s important for anyone who is not in love with their jobs to remain vigilant about finding better.”Northeast and Western U.S. are the happiest When splitting the results regionally, the survey reveals that workers in the Northeast are the most satisfied with their jobs. Three in five (60%) of workers in the Northeast say they love or like their jobs a lot, while those in the West are close behind, with 59% reporting similarly positive feelings about their jobs. Workers elsewhere aren’t so thrilled with their employment: only 48% in the Mid-West and 46% in the South report being happy at work. About the Survey Surveying over 8,000 people in Canada, France, Germany, India, Netherlands, UK and US, this survey was conducted using GfK’s GLOBOBUS, a monthly global omnibus study. In the United States, the data was collected using dual-frame telephone methodology, to maximize participation and representativeness of respondents, including younger and older adults as well as landline and cell phones. The total sample size for this study is 1,007. For questions only asked of working Americans, the weighted sample size is 511. About GfK GfK is one of the world’s largest research companies, with more than 13,000 experts working to discover new insights into the way people live, think and shop, in over 100 markets, every day. GfK is constantly innovating and using the latest technologies and the smartest methodologies to give its clients the clearest understanding of the most important people in the world: their customers. In 2012, GfK’s sales amounted to €1.51 billion. To find out more, visit www.gfk.com GfK Public Affairs & Corporate Communications is a division of GfK. The group specializes in customized public affairs and public opinion polling, media and corporate communications research, and corporate reputation measurement in the US and globally. In addition to delivering a broad range of customized research studies. About Monster Worldwide Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW), is the global leader in successfully connecting job opportunities and people. Monster uses the world's most advanced technology to help people Find Better, matching job seekers to opportunities via digital, social and mobile solutions including monster.com®, our flagship website, and employers to the best talent using a vast array of products and services. As an Internet pioneer, more than 200 million people have registered on the Monster Worldwide network. Today, with operations in more than 40 countries, Monster provides the broadest, most sophisticated job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management capabilities globally. For more information, visit about-monster.com.