Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Job satisfaction is high among New Zealand workers

Job satisfaction is high among New Zealand workers – Media release

26 June 2013

The majority of working New Zealanders are satisfied with their jobs, and manage to achieve good work-life balance, Statistics New Zealand said today.

The Survey of Working Life found that 85 percent of all employed people were ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with their main jobs. Just 1 in 20 people were ‘dissatisfied’ or ‘very dissatisfied’.

“There are some differences in levels of job satisfaction. Self-employed people and employers tended to be more satisfied with their jobs than employees in temporary work,” industry and labour statistics manager Diane Ramsay said.

“However, we found a different picture in satisfaction with work-life balance,” Ms Ramsay said. “Here, temporary employees showed the highest levels of satisfaction and employers the lowest.”

Of all employed people, employers were the most likely to work more than 60 hours per week, and to report they found work stressful.

Employees made up 84 percent of the workforce, with 90 percent of them being permanent workers and 10 percent temporary.

Just over a third of employees who had started their main job in the previous 12 months had started on a 90-day trial.

Permanent employees were asked how likely they thought they were to lose their jobs in the next 12 months – 17 percent said they thought there was a ‘medium’, ‘high’, or ‘almost certain’ chance it might happen.

The Survey of Working Life provides official statistics about people’s work arrangements, working conditions, and job satisfaction. The results are based on a representative sample of 14,500 employed New Zealanders.

For more information about these statistics:
-Visit Survey of Working Life: December 2012 quarter

-http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/pdfs/1306/SurveyofWorkingLifeDec12qtr.pdf

-http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/pdfs/1306/sowldec12qtrtables.xls

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: NZ Dollar Catches Breath After "Goldilocks" Slump

The New Zealand dollar edged up following its dramatic slump yesterday after the Reserve Bank confirmed speculation it intervened in the currency market last month and PM John Key suggested a “Goldilocks” level far lower than at present. More>>

ALSO:

Biosecurity: Kiwifruit Claim To Hold Officials Accountable For Psa

Kiwifruit growers have joined forces to hold Biosecurity NZ accountable in the courts for its negligence in allowing 2010’s Psa outbreak that devastated New Zealand’s kiwifruit industry and exports. Foundation claimants representing well ... More>>

ALSO:

Poison: Anglers Advised Not To Eat Trout In 1080 Areas

With the fishing season opening in just a few days (1 October 2014), anglers are being warned by the Department of Conservation(DOC) not to eat trout from pristine backcountry waters and their downstream catchments, where the department is conducting 1080 poisoning operations. More>>.

ALSO:

Quotas: MPI Swoop On Suspected Fraudulent Fishing Activity

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) compliance officers swooped on a Hawkes Bay fishing enterprise today to secure evidence in an investigation into suspected fraudulent activity... “The investigation involves activity throughout the commercial supply chain – catching, landing, processing and exporting.” More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Fonterra Slashes 2015 Milk Payout, Earnings Tumble 76%

Fonterra Cooperative Group cut its forecast 2015 milk price payout by about 12 percent, citing weaker global dairy prices and said there is a risk of further declines given strong global milk production. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: RBNZ Keeps OCR At 3.5%, Signals Slower Pace Of Future Hikes

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 3.5 percent and signalled he won’t be as aggressive with future rate hikes as previously thought as inflation remains tamer than expected. The kiwi dollar fell to a seven-month low. More>>

ALSO:

Weather: Dry Spells Take Hold In South Island

Many areas in the South Island are tracking towards record dry spells as relatively warm, dry weather that began in mid-August continues... for some South Island places, the current period of fine weather is quite rare. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand

Mosh Social Media
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news