48% consider their work as just a job

Written by Abhishek Chakraborty | Updated: Jan 29 2014, 07:09am hrs
With nearly half of Indians , Indians considering their current employment to be just a job, whats happening to job satisfaction According to the recently released global survey of Monster India and GfK, an independent global market research company, covering 8,000 workers, including over 400 in India, 48% of Indians consider their current employment to be just a job, versus 43% who see their role as part of a career.

Those aged 18-24 years are most likely to be career-minded, with 46% saying they consider their employment as part of a career path rather than just being a job for the time being. Older workers are less career-minded compared to their younger colleagues, with this figure dropping to 35% for those aged between 50-64 years, said Sanjay Modi, managing director, Monster.com (India/Middle East/South East Asia).

A combination of factors is dampening the mindset of the workforce, and the size of the pay check is just one of the reasons for people quitting jobs and looking for change.

The main objective of Monster to undertake the GfK survey is to evaluate job satisfaction amongst the workforce in India, map issues and access their temperament in order to equip employers to know their workforce better. And since money cant buy happiness, there are many variables to job satisfactionthe size of the pay check is only one aspect, said Modi.

However, when it comes to international results, the results show French workers are the most to say they have a career rather than just a job (70%), followed by Canada (69%) and the US (57%).

France and Canada top the rankings with people seeing themselves as working within a career, when both also score highly on work-life balancepeople in both countries work fewer hours than the average worker in an OECD-member country, according to the organisations Better Life Index, added Modi.