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Why Are Construction Employees The Happiest?

Posted on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 at 7:13 am    

According to a recent study reported by TINY Pulse which studied the best industry to work in, the construction industry is the favourite one among employees. They are the happiest for a reason. The survey was conducted on more than 30,000 employees working at 500 companies and belonging to 12 different regions. The construction industry was followed by employees of the consumer product industry, software and the technology sector. Fourth place was occupied by the telecom, utilities and energy industries together. Health care was in fifth place. The manufacturing industry ranked poorly and ended up being last.

It is therefore no wonder that construction employment services are going through a boom in recent years! This is because of the fact that the construction industry is getting back on its feet after the recession. It has grown from a 4.9% GDP to a 5.8% from 2010 to 2013. This has led construction recruitment services to demand higher wages job seekers.

What are the 3 main reasons employees are unhappy?

  • Unsupportive managers
  • Not enough technical support to succeed
  • Lack of opportunity for growth

Almost half of the employees surveyed said that they were dissatisfied with the way their employers or bosses treated them. This is one major reason behind them disliking their job. Regular meetings and discussions promote a strong bond within the team. It sends a subtle message that the employer is concerned about his or her employees. A highly ranked professional in the construction industry recently said that his secret to success with employees is to ask for their opinion on ways to solve a problem. This gives them both scope to develop and shows that their bosses care about what they think. A positive working relationship with colleagues is also another job happiness booster.

The construction industry is full of opportunities for a wide variety of experienced candidates. In fact, there are many training and mentoring organizations which can help job seekers in this regard. Recent graduates can also begin their careers as apprentices and prove their worth before being hired as full time employees. In fact, this is the background of many successful workers of the construction industry.