KUALA LUMPUR: A region-wide JobStreet.com survey has found that Malaysia ranks fourth out of seven countries in the region for employees who are happy at their workplace.
Malaysian employees in the civil service, food and beverage industry, and medical sector are the happiest.
Broken down by specialisation, the happiest employees are in sales (telesales/telemarketing), engineering (electrical and civil), and healthcare (nurses and medical support staff).
Jobstreet.com country manager Chook Yuh Yng said Malaysia scored 4.65 on a 10-point scale.
“Out of 10,143 Malaysian employees surveyed, 58 per cent reported they are happy with their job,” she told reporters at the Media Coffee Talk: Job Happiness Index 2017 here on Wednesday.
The survey ranked workers from Indonesia as the happiest with an index of 5.27, followed by Vietnam (5.19), the Philippines (4.97), Thailand (4.55), Hong Kong (4.45) and Singapore (4.31).
Chook said the survey shows that convenient work locations, good relationships with colleagues and strong company reputation are the top three key factors that affect job happiness.
She said Malaysian employees’ top considerations to increase job happiness include salary increase and recognition from their companies. -- BERNAMA