How happy are you in your work?

Take the test and find out!

Please answer the ten questions below. Add up the scores and see where your total features in the summary underneath.

1 - Length of service

How do you feel about your length of service?Score:
I feel as if I am still new to the organisation10
I feel as if I have not been here all that long7
I feel as if I have been here a reasonable amount of time5
I feel as if I have been here long enough2
I feel as if I have been here too long0

2 - Colleagues

Which most closely describes your relationship with colleagues?Score:
My colleagues are also friends with whom I socialise10
I am friendly with my colleagues and I enjoy the occasional company social event or drink after work7
I have a cordial relationship with my colleagues and will attend some social events, but I tend not to see them outside office hours5
I keep a distance from my colleagues and do not attend company social events2
I do not like my colleagues0

3 - Line manager

Which most closely describes how you feel about your manager?Score:
My line manager inspires me, is someone I trust and I feel he/she has my interests at heart10
I respect my line manager with whom I have a cordial relationship and I feel he/she makes correct decisions7
I have a ‘strictly business’ relationship with my line manager and feel his/her decisions are often good and in line with my interests
5
I sometimes disagree with my line manager and feel that his/her decisions are often not in line with my interests2
I do not respect my line manager and feel he/she makes decisions that are not in my interest
0

4 - Voice in the business

Which of the following most closely describes how you feel about your influence in the business?Score:
I feel my opinions and ideas are listened to and make a noticeable contribution to the business10
I feel I can contribute my ideas and opinions to the business which have occasionally made a difference7
I feel I have some influence or voice in the business, albeit modest5
I feel I have a small influence or voice in the business2
I have no influence or voice in the business0

5 - Journey to work

Which most closely describes your journey to work?Score:
My journey to work is quick and easy10
My journey to work takes an acceptable time with few difficulties7
My journey to work could be shorter or easier, but overall it is manageable5
My journey to work is long and/or has occasional problems, but I can tolerate it2
My journey to work takes a long time and/or has regular problems, and is a source of stress0

6 - Remuneration

Which most closely describes how you feel about your remuneration?Score:
I feel I am well-paid and rewarded for my position/level10
I feel I am paid reasonably well for my position/level7
I feel I am paid a fair ‘market rate’ for my position/level5
I feel my income is a little under what I would hope for my position/level2
I feel I am significantly under-paid for my position/level0

7 - Progression

Which most closely describes how you feel regarding your career progression in your current role?Score:
I am very happy with my progression to date and feel there is much more to come10
I am satisfied with my progression to date and feel I have the scope to progress further7
I feel I have made reasonable progression and there is some scope to progress further in my role
5
I do not feel I have progressed as I had hoped but there might be some chance to progress in the future2
I am unhappy with my progression and there is little scope to progress further0

8 - Development & training

Which most closely describes how you feel about your training and development?Score:
I feel I receive excellent training and my development needs are fulfilled10
I feel I receive good levels of training and most of my development needs are met7
I feel I receive reasonable levels of training and some of my development needs are met5
I feel I receive adequate levels of training and development2
I feel I receive little or no training
0

9 - Work & day-to-day responsibilities

Which most closely describes how you feel about your day-to-day responsibilities?Score:
My work and responsibilities are very interesting and enjoyable10
My work and responsibilities are quite interesting and enjoyable7
My work and responsibilities are adequately interesting and enjoyable
5
My work and responsibilities are not very interesting and enjoyable2
My work and responsibilities are not interesting or enjoyable0

10 - Overall job satisfaction

Which most closely describes your overall job satisfaction?Score:
I am very happy and satisfied with my job10
I am satisfied with my job7
I am fairly satisfied with my job5
I am not very satisfied with my job2
I am not at all satisfied or happy with my job0

Results Summary:

Score 81-100
Lucky you! You are clearly very happy in your work and where you are.

Our advice: Stay put. Such levels of happiness are not always easy to attain, so why change something so good?!

Score 61- 80
Overall you are satisfied with most aspects in your job, though some might be falling a little short on expectation. You are generally happy, but there could be scope for improvement.

Our advice: See if you can resolve any issues at work. Perhaps in the background keep a casual eye on what’s out there in the job market, just in case something really ‘special’ comes along. There is no pressure or rush, which is sometimes the best time to start thinking about a move.

Score 41-60
There is still much about your job that you enjoy, but there are many aspects that are not satisfactory. While you might be able to resolve some issues with your employer, it is unlikely that you will resolve all of them.

Our advice:  This is a good time to think about a move. Start looking at what’s out there and plan your next step carefully, whether it’s within your current company or beyond.

Score 21-40
There are many aspects of your job that you are not happy with. Such levels of dissatisfaction are unlikely to be resolved.

Our advice: You should be activley looking for your next job. However, don’t panic - research your marketplace, start applying to jobs that fit to your skills and goals and keep an open mind of what the 'ideal' looks like.

Score 20 or under
You are very unhappy with most aspects of your job. This is a critical situation and it is likely to be obvious to others around you.

Our advice: Move as soon as possible. Make multiple applications and keep an open mind for the next opportunity. Remember to keep your approach positive when you apply.

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