Happiness@Work

The ADP Canada Happiness@Work Index is a monthly measure that examines the happiness of Canadians in the workplace, including employees and self-employed individuals. Conducted in collaboration with Maru Public Opinion, the Index explores workplace satisfaction across Canada, expressed as a score out of 10, and tracks positive or negative changes over time.

The Index includes a primary indicator, Canadian workers' self-reported sentiment of happiness in their current role and responsibilities, and four secondary indicators identified to be common components of workplace happiness: (1) Work-life Balance & Flexibility, (2) Compensation & Benefits, (3) Recognition & Support (from management and colleagues) and (4) Options for Career Advancement. Primary and secondary indicators are averaged and weighted to calculate the National Work Happiness Score, along with Regional Work Happiness Scores.

The Happiness@Work Methodology

The Happiness@Work Index is measured monthly through a survey fielded by Maru Public Opinion on behalf of ADP Canada and is undertaken by the sample and data collection experts at Maru/Blue. The survey is run in the first week of each reported month for consistency purposes and asks over 1,200 randomly selected employed Canadian adults (including both employees and self-employed individuals) who are Maru Voice Canada online panelists to rate workplace factors on a scale from 1 to 10. Discrepancies in or between totals when compared to the data tables are due to rounding.

The results are weighted by education, age, gender and region (and in Québec, language) to match the population, according to Census data. This is to ensure the sample is representative of the entire adult population of Canada. For comparison purposes, a probability sample of this size has an estimated margin of error (which measures sampling variability) of +/-2.8%, 19 times out of 20. 

The Index will continue to be published on the last Wednesday of the month.

For further information: Hayley Suchanek, Kaiser & Partners, 289-681-2477, hayley.suchanek@kaiserpartners.com

Find the most recent Happiness Indexes below
Feb 28, 2024

Rising secondary indicator scores are insufficient to boost overall worker satisfaction in February. TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2024 /CNW/ - The ADP Canada monthly Happiness@Work Index ("Index") finds...

Jan 31, 2024

Workers in Canada feel better about recognition and support in January, with many planning to develop new skills and earn a higher salary in 2024. TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2024 /CNW/ - The ADP Canada monthly

Dec 27, 2023

December sees an overall decrease in satisfaction for workers across Canada, who report feeling optimistic when it comes to their workload heading into 2024, but less when it comes to their...

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