Government Workers Are Among The Philippines' Happiest Employees


Thinking of switching careers? Ready you resumé as has found where the happiest employees in the country are.

In a survey conducted last July 31 to August 31, 2017, asked 9,326 Filipinos what makes them happy and unhappy in their jobs. The respondents gathered came from different position levels, and represented various specializations.

The No. 1 recruitment site in the country revealed that these three sectors have the happiest employees:

Hotel and Hospitality

Food & Bevarage / Restaurant


Government / Civil Service / Defense

People from hotel and hospitality industries, the report added, do not just have the happiest employees, it’s also considered the “happiest specialization” as well, with 5.60 percent of employees saying that work in that field is less stressful compared to other industries.

When asked why employees tag the hotel and hospitality sector as the happiest industry, Country Manager Philip Gioca said: "It’s probably because a big part of their job is to make people feel happy—and that’s why they are happy themselves."

The survey also reported that having good friends in the workplace is more important than having a higher pay, making it the top happiness factor for working pinoys. On the other hand, lack of career development is the leading cause of unhappiness at work.


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“More and more Filipinos are looking for career development," Gioca said. "They want to move forward in their chosen fields, but the lack of career development and training opportunities in their current companies seem to hold them back.”

Meanwhile, when asked what would make them happier at work in the next six months, 33 percent said that a salary increase would be a great motivator. However, 23 percent of the respondents would rather not delay the inevitable, preferring to just resign and get a new job.

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* Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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