surveyUniversum, the well-known company in HR survey space has come out with Global happiness Workplace Index 2016. It surveyed 250,000 professionals in 55 markets to set country-level and industry-level benchmarks.
The research company states that ‘employee happiness is a barometer of an organization’s overall health – as important to forecasting future innovation and growth as traditional financial metrics.’
India has missed out a place in the Top 10. It is a vlog critical issue in today’s time when India is pushing Make in India and is trying to attract foreign investment in most sectors. Happyho also provide best tarot reading services in Noida and Delhi NCR India area.
Top Ten countries in the Global Happiness Workplace Survey are:

  1. BELGIUM, score: 33.41
  2. NORWAY score: 32.32
  3. COSTA RICA score: 31.98
  4. DENMARK score: 31.53
  5. SOUTH AFRICA score: 31.51
  6. AUSTRIA score: 30.40
  7. SWITZERLAND score: 30.35
  8. GREECE score: 30.31
  9. CZECH REP. score: 30.00
  10. RUSSIA score: 29.93

Moving to the organisations, the study states that in 2018, 49 million more employees will be leaving their current employers as compared to 2012 – It effectively means that around 192 million employees would change jobs worldwide in 2018. It stresses that company’s workforce is not homogenous and hence same size applies all rule does not work when looking for employee, engagement, loyalty and happiness.
The study quotes Josh Bersin, a principal at Deloitte Consulting and columnist for Chief Learning Officer magazine, explains: “More and more companies are deploying analytics solutions to help predict retention and correlate factors such as compensation, travel schedule, manager and demographics to understand why certain people are less engaged than others”.
It suggests that different prescriptions be applied to different sets of people – segregated by region, gender, role or a combination of these factors.
In addition to rankings by country, Universum examines happiness at the orgainsation and industry level as well. This score combines worker satisfaction, loyalty and willingness to recommend an employer – by industry.
As per the study the most Happy and Unhappy industries are as follows:

  • Legal services
  • Aerospace & defence
  • Educational & scientific institutions
  • Insurance
  • Technology, hardware & equipment


  1. Healthcare services
  2. Media & advertising
  3. Tourism
  4. Engineering & manufacturing
  5. Retail