With nearly half of the world's employed population unhappy in their jobs one can't help but wonder: What ever happened to job satisfaction?
According to staffing agency Kelly Services' annual survey covering 120,000 respondents globally, a staggering 48 percent of employees are unhappy in their current jobs, up from 47 percent the previous year.
A combination of factors is dampening sentiment, including headcount reductions, smaller bonuses and fewer benefits as companies cut back on spending.
"The macroeconomic environment has manifested in the policies of companies. The decrease in headcount means, in some cases, one person has to do the work of two. That's caused some dissatisfaction," said Mark Hall, Vice President and Country Manager, Kelly Services Singapore.