Shocking number of Australians say they're in "great" jobs

by Paolo Taruc15 May 2018

A shockingly low number of Australians have reported that their current job is a “great” one, according to the results of a recent survey.

A report by global polling firm Gallup found that just three per cent of Australians believe they’re in a great job, while 29 per cent say they’re in good job.

Data also found that 68 per cent of Australians were “not employed full time for an employer.”

According to Gallup, those believe they’re in “good jobs” tend to rate their present and future lives as good or better than those who don’t have a good job. But people with “great jobs” are even more likely than those with good, but not great jobs to rate their lives positively enough to be considered “thriving.”

“Great jobs are not only potentially good for workforce productivity, safety and retention, they are also potentially good for workers’ well-being,” the report said. Results came from Gallup world polls from 2015 to 2016.

The report emphasized the benefits of employees engaged in their work, as they drive performance and innovation and move their organization forward. Additional research found that across industries and countries, teams with highly engaged members are, on average, 17% more productive than those with lower average engagement.

On a global level, less than a quarter (23%) of adults said they have good, but not great jobs, and just 4% have great jobs.

 

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