Let’s talk more about other relevant factors that can contribute to job happiness, such as gender, age, ethnicity, education, the type of organization, and some other things. Passion also plays a big role in how satisfied an employee is. It’s also important to note that working in a big and prominent company doesn’t guarantee job satisfaction. In fact, some stats in this part tell us that big companies have surprisingly low job satisfaction.
17. Black people are twice as likely to be in bad job positions compared to white people.
Statistics on job satisfaction also indicate that there’s a considerable difference between job positions when race, gender, age, and ethnicity are in question. Black women with low education levels are especially in a bad position.
On the contrary, older and more educated people are more likely to have better jobs, and workers who live in small areas report higher job satisfaction.
18. 33% of employees state that their reason for dissatisfaction at work is boredom.
Boredom can lead to complete disengagement and a decrease in job satisfaction rates, regardless of their position or the sector they work in. Managers can contribute to employee satisfaction rates by improving the environment, using employee retention strategies, etc.
Also, having a job that isn’t demanding enough can be boring, but too many challenges can lead to increased anxiety in workers.
19. Careers that require no formal education are the happiest.
Statistics on job satisfaction by profession show that people with jobs that require greater education requirements are less likely to look forward to going to work.
However, the least satisfied ones are the people with jobs that require high school education, because such careers are usually service or labor careers. The best job positions are the ones that require no formal education, such as artisanal or entrepreneurial jobs.
20. Around 33% of black women stated they worked in bad jobs, compared to 11% of white women.
According to Gallup’s poll about job satisfaction in 2019, women often occupied 18 out of 25 lowest-paying jobs, especially black and Hispanic women.
They had irregular working schedules, little enjoyment in everyday activities related to work, and unstable pay. Overall, 16% of employees reported they worked in bad job positions in 2019.
21. Around 76% of Nutanix’s employees state that they’re not happy at work.
Some of the big US companies with the unhappiest employees are Nutanix, Visa, and IBM. US job satisfaction statistics reveal that around 76% of Nutanix’s employees aren’t happy at work.
Other companies with a considerable percentage of unhappy employees are JPMorgan Chase n Co. (69.2%), Symantec (68.18%), NVIDIA (61.8%), and Twitter (55.6%).
22. Only 20% of Americans are very passionate about their jobs.
(Career Vision) (Forbes)
Passion is contagious, and all employees feel more engaged next to passionate workers.
For leaders, maintaining realism and credibility is the key to keeping employees happy and engaged all the time. Many leaders aren’t sure what’s the “right amount of energy” they should show to their employees.