How does your country rate?

Posted by Design & Construct on 20-Mar-2016 22:00:55

In Architecture, Construction, Engineering, Labour Hire

The World Happiness Index 2016

We looked at the recent World Happiness Report 2016 Update, which ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels and was released in Rome in advance of UN World Happiness Day, March 20th.

Leading experts across the fields of economics, psychology, survey analysis, national statistics, health and public policy describe how measurements of well-being can be used effectively to assess the progress of nations.

Data for the World Happiness Report is gathered from the Gallup World Poll, which uses a combination of telephone and face-to-face interviews in 160 countries around the world. These questions cover everything from personal well-being to education, employment and access to media and are annually repeated.

Happiness is considered to be the proper measure of social progress

According to the report, happiness is a better measure of human welfare than measuring education, health, poverty, income and good government separately. The report found that people who live in the happiest countries have longer life expectancies, have more social support and have more freedom to make life choices.

The International Day of Happiness campaign is a global celebration to mark the United Nations International Day of Happiness. It is coordinated by Action for Happiness, a non-profit movement of people from 160 countries, supported by a partnership of like-minded organisations.

1. Denmark 2. Switzerland 3. Iceland 4. Norway 5. Finland 6. Canada 7. Netherlands 8. New Zealand 9. Australia 10. Sweden

In a recent report by Indeed they looked at “what makes us happy at work”?

Given how much time we spend at our jobs, this is a crucial question. Indeed used data provided by job seekers and also used company employer reviews to score. An overall ranking from one to five stars, as well as an individual rating system measured: management, job security and advancement, culture, work-life balance, compensation and benefits. Through a cumulative analysis of those reviews Indeed were able to provide insight into what motivated workers and how they felt about their job. In the global rankings they only considered the 35 countries that had at least 1000 total reviews.

The list reveals the top 25 happiest countries ranked for overall job satisfaction 

1. Colombia 2. Mexico 3. Russia 4. Ireland 5. Brazil 6. Norway 7. Chile 8. New Zealand 9.Spain 10. Venezuela 11. Australia 12. Peru 13. Sweden 14. Portugal 15. Italy 16. Philippines 17. Canada 18. United Arab Emirates 19. Hong Kong 20. Netherlands 21. Argentina 22. United Kingdom 23.United States. 24. Pakistan 25. Belgium

Probably the most striking thing about the Indeed Job Happiness Index is how distinct it is from other measures of wellbeing which suggest that people in relatively wealthy countries are the happiest. For instance, in the 2016 UN-backed World Happiness Report, Denmark came first as happiest country in the world, while the rest of the top ten consisted exclusively of developed nations.

Conclusion: Australia is still one of the happiest places in the world to live and work!

What career would make you happy?

Maybe the most important thing for you is working towards finding that perfect balance of work and family life. It takes time, luck and dedication to accomplish this ideal, so what do you need to do to achieve this?

Well luckily for you, we are here to offer a little assistance; as recruitment specialists, we not only try to find the right candidate for employers but we also strive to find the right position for our candidates. Let Design and Construct help you find the job that rewards your skills and experience with a salary that will enable you to attain a work-life balance; which in turn, gives you more opportunities and the freedom to live how you want.

Contact the team today and let us Design & Construct your future career.

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References:
World Happiness Report. (2016). Retrieved 17 March, 2016 from http://worldhappiness.report/
Indeed Recruitment Website. (2016). Retrieved 17 March, 2016 from http://blog.indeed.com/hiring-lab/indeed-job-happiness-index-2016/