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Construction Has Happiest Workers of Any Industry

Article-Construction Has Happiest Workers of Any Industry

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Rising wages and plentiful jobs have kept employees’ spirits high, but watch for signs of discontent, a new report says.

The construction industry tops a list of sectors with the happiest workforces, according to a new report from Bamboo HR. The human resources tech company measured the Employee Net Promoter Score at over 1,600 companies, calculating how likely workers were to recommend their organization as a place to work over the last three years.

The report attributed construction workers’ happiness to rising wages and numerous job opportunities, but also predicted the labor shortage will put pressure on existing employees in the months ahead. It suggested HR pros focus on recruiting and training less experienced workers. 

Recruiters should also keep an eye out for discontent, the report found. From January to May this year, happiness dropped 81%—a sharper drop than the 13% decrease from 2020 through the present, which the report attributed to the pressure from staffing issues.

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