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Not happy at work? You're not alone.

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017

Hays Blog: How can you get happier at work?Are you unhappy at work, even after a job change? You might be taking the wrong factors into account.

Find out what you can do to actively address your unhappiness in the workplace.

Nearly half of Canada’s working population are unhappy in their current role. It is often the professional themselves who contribute to their unhappiness in the workplace by incorrectly prioritizing factors.

AccWhen looking for a job, the majority of professionals are looking at compensation and benefits, the job itself and the company’s reputation over how they may fit with the manager, team and/or company culture. Interestingly, professionals only really assess fit when leaving a company.

Despite the fact that they have left a previous job due to a poor fit a significant proportion (57%) of Canada’s working population are willing to forgo workplace happiness for opportunities with more money or career progression.

By not effectively considering workplace fit during your interview or job search process, you are allowing yourself to take roles that might not be the right match for you. But that is a hard habit to break. The traditional career and job search process has trained us to assess the fundamental elements of a job, such as those mentioned above, which has conditioned us to overlook the day-to-day aspects that will inevitably determine our happiness in the role.

Fortunately, the data from the Hays “Fit” Series shows that as professionals acquire a more senior position are much happier in their role as they have developed a better understanding of what their ideal fit is.

But, if as you progress along your career you get better at assessing fit then why are almost half of us unhappy in the workplace? Find out by watching my webinar. 

Talk to Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on the Canadian labour market.

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