Transport and logistics professionals are the least happy workers amongst all sectors, according to the findings of the recently launched Career Happiness Index

The Career Happiness Index, collated by career specialists The Futures Group, analysed data on culture, diversity, work/life balance, senior leadership, compensation, and career development, taken from the Glassdoor website, which invites current and former employees to anonymously review the companies they work for.

The index found that workers in the accounting and finance and healthcare sectors scored a career satisfaction rating of 72/100, landing them at the top of the chart, with transport and logistics workers in tenth place, at the bottom of the chart, scoring just 61.2/100, making them the least satisfied employees of all the sectors analysed.

In ninth place, just ahead of the transport and logistics sector, were manufacturing employees, whose satisfaction rating was 63.6/100, followed by retail and e-commerce in eighth place with a rating of 64.6/100.

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The research found that factors such as limited flexibility and rigorous work hours contributed to the transport and logistics sector’s low scores, despite high scores in diversity and inclusion.

Amanda Payne, The Futures Group operations director, said: ”A fulfilling career is more than the tasks we perform; it’s about creating an environment where individuals can thrive, grow, and find joy in their daily endeavours. This not only enhances personal satisfaction but also contributes significantly to overall workplace dynamics.

“As we introduce our Career Happiness Index, we encourage both individuals and businesses to take a moment to assess and enhance their own career satisfaction. Gaining insights into industry trends and incorporating practical advice can be empowering for individuals and contribute to creating a work environment that supports increased productivity, lower turnover, and enhanced profitability.

“The transport and logistics industry is struggling because of a shortage of truck drivers and warehouse workers, which can slow down operations and increase costs. Our research shows that the industry is the least satisfied, so these factors may be deterring people from working in the industry, contributing to the lack of talent in the workforce.”