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Happy Workers : Global index of workforce job satisfaction

Happy WorkersA study by Kelly Services found that most American employees are happy in their work. Additionally, they give high marks to their bosses. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. employees reported that they were either happy or very happy with their current position, while only sixteen percent felt the opposite. The Kelly Global Workforce Index sought the views of approximately seventy thousand people in twenty-eight countries including almost four thousand in the United States. The U.S. scores are only slightly behind those of the nations with the happiest workers (Denmark, Mexico, and Sweden) and well ahead of the nations with the least-happy workers (Hungary, Russia, and Turkey). Rating their bosses on a ten-point scale, the American workers gave an average of 7.3. Managers were rated on communication, leadership, team spirit, and delegation skills. The American workers felt their bosses were best at delegating and weakest at communicating.

December 7, 2006 - FeedSee