More than two-fifths (44 per cent) of Canadian employees say they’re satisfied with their current role and responsibilities, according to a new survey by ADP Canada.
The survey, which polled more than 1,200 employees, found that, on a scale of one to 10, the national work happiness score was 6.7, up slightly from 6.6 in April. Baby boomers reported the highest happiness score (7.2), followed by generation Z (6.9), millennials (6.8) and generation X (6.5).
The top indicators for employee happiness were work-life balance and flexibility (6.9), recognition (6.7) compensation and benefits (6.3) and options for career advancement (6.1).
“The data for May is showing, for the most part, an upward trend across the board, which is promising to see as we head into the summer months and the second half of the year,” said Heather Haslam, vice-president of marketing at ADP Canada, in a press release.
“This time of year also presents an opportunity for employers to take a pulse on current employee satisfaction, which can be done through feedback surveys to better understand the needs of their employees and areas for improvement for the remainder of the year.”