Statistic on Happiness

How Important is it to BE HAPPY?

Did you know that there are TONS of statistics validating the Essential Importance of Happiness and how it affects many areas of our life.

Enjoy this ever growing list of statistics on Happiness.

And feel free to send us any stats that you find on being happy or how happiness affects the many areas of our lives.

It’s glaringly true that most North American workplaces are deficient in quality human interaction. Now that the evidence is out, American businesses could be so much more productive and enjoyable to work for.

We have an amazing opportunity to increase productivity, of workers in the USA and beyond with our Happy Tool! Take a look at this profound stats on happiness from credible, and noteworthy sources:

  • 25% of employees are highly engaged, 40% are moderately engaged (Aon Hewitt)

  • 86% of employees say they’re at least somewhat happy with their jobs, 43% are very happy, just 4% very unhappy (Staples)

  • 32.6% of American workers are engaged (Gallup)

  • 24% of employees worldwide are “actively disengaged” (Gallup)

  • 29% of millennials are engaged at work, 16% are actively disengaged, 55% are not engaged (Gallup)

  • 35% of female employees are engaged compared to 29% of men (Gallup)

  • 41% of women managers are engaged compared to 35% of male managers (Gallup)

  • 29% of full-time state and local government employees are engaged at work (Gallup)

  • 21% of millennials say they’ve changed jobs within the past year, more than 3x the number of non-millennials (Gallup)

  • 93% of millennials left their company the last time they changed roles (Gallup)

  • Millennial turnover costs the U.S. economy $30.5 billion annually (Gallup)

  • 74% of all workers are satisfied with their jobs; 66% of those are still open to new employment (Jobvite)

  • US companies improved employee engagement from 63% in 2014 to 64% in 2015 (Aon Hewitt)

  • 47% of workers report that they have had to replace more than 20% of their workforce during the past 12 months (Spherion)

  • 69% of hiring managers say voluntary turnover has not increased at their companies in 2016 (DHI Group)

  • 37% of employers say turnover has picked up over the past 12 months; 16% say it’s dropped off (Willis Towers Watson)

  • 67% of decision-makers say they’re more concerned about turnover at their organizations now than they were 12 months ago (Randstad)

  • 53% of HR pros say that the highest priority in the coming year is to retain top talent (Xerox)

  • 46% of HR pros say retention is their greatest concern, followed by employee engagement at 36% (SHRM)

  • 75% of companies agree it takes more time this year than last year to find the right talent to fill positions (Randstad)

  • 24% of workers say their employers are putting in less effort to retain them; 15% say they are putting in more effort (Spherion)

  • The average employee tenure is eight years, the annual turnover rate is 19% and the involuntary turnover rate is 8% (SHRM)

  • 1 in 3 workers will change jobs in the next 6 months (Saba Software)

  • 26% of employees are liable to look for a new job during the next 12 months (up from 18% in 2015) (Spherion)

  • 45% of employees plan to stay at their jobs for at least another year (MetLife)

  • 59% of US workers are likely to leave their jobs for new opportunities (Adobe)

  • 50% of employees who say they love their current jobs would still leave for a new opportunity if given the chance (Adobe)

  • 47% of Americans would leave for their ideal job even if it meant less pay (Adobe)

  • 50% of Millennial employees rarely think about leaving their organization to work somewhere else, compared to 54% of Gen Xers and 63% of Baby Boomers (Modern Survey)

  • 47% of employees are likely to look for a new job in the next year; 31% are extremely or very likely (Aflac)

  • 42% of millennials expect to change jobs at least every 1-3 years (Jobvite)

  • 50% of Millennials (compared with 60% of non-millennials) strongly agree that they plan to be working at their company one year from now (Gallup)

  • Millennials who feel they’re at a great workplace are 25 times more likely to plan a long-term future at that workplace (Great Place to Work)

  • 60% of Millennials are open to a different job opportunity (15 percentage points higher than the percentage of non-millennials) (Gallup)