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Who are the happiest employees in Southeast Asia?

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

work happinessA new survey finds out the happiest employees in Southeast Asia this year. According to the 2016 Happiness Index Report by Jobstreet.com, Filipino employees are the happiest in Southeast Asia and their positive attitude is likely to boost the economy.

The 2016 Happiness Index Report showed 73% of Filipinos were happy with their jobs, followed by Indonesians (71%), Thai (61%), Vietnamese (60%) and Hong Kong (57%).

On the other hand, Malaysians and Singaporeans scored the lowest on the Job Happiness Index, with 47% and 48%, respectively.

Filipino employees also had the highest average satisfaction rating at 6.25 on a 10-point scale, followed by Indonesia (6.16), Thailand (5.74) and Hong Kong (5.54).

Employees in Singapore had the lowest satisfaction rating at 5.09.

"Filipinos are still the happiest employees in Southeast Asia. Their assessment on their job situation is still leaning towards optimism," said Jobstreet.com country manager Philip Gioca.

The happiest employees in the Philippines come from government agencies with an average satisfaction rating of 6.66 on a 10-point scale, followed by Indonesia (6.16), Thailand (5.74) and Hong Kong (5.54), the survey showed.

Retail, banking & finance, and business process outsourcing/call center scored the lowest in satisfaction rating with 6.08, 6.03 and 5.99, respectively.

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