Top 5 happiest countries at work4 min read

Anne-Marie / April 4, 2017
Category : Jobseeker
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Nowadays, it is more and more difficult to set a border between private life and professional life. And as work has become a huge part of our lives, we aspire to be happy and successful at work as much as we want to be happy and successful at life. A recent survey ranked the top 30 happiest countries at work. This list looks very much like the list of the happiest countries in the world. We will focus on the top 5 only, and we will try to explain to you why they are at the top of the list. As experts in job boards, we will as well give you the best job boards in these five countries, if after reading this article you want to leave for one of these countries, and trust us, you will really want to leave, especially if you are working in a country that is not on the list!

1. Norway

NorwayLocated in Northern Europe, Norway is one of the richest countries in the world. For many years, it has been considered as the most democratic country in the world, as well as the most pacifist one. Its amazing landscapes can also make it the most beautiful country in the world. It is a part of Europe, but not of the European Union, and just like Switzerland, it is a neutral country. And that is maybe what it makes it the happiest country in the world in 2017.


If you are already living and working there, I am sure you are not reading this article, but for people unhappy at work in their country and that want to attempt the journey in Norway, here is our list of the top 3 national job boards in Norway:

2. Denmark

Denmark takes the second place of the happiest countries at work’s ranking. This Northern European country, member of the European Union, is considered as an environmentally friendly country, and the world leader in wind energy. Danish people are the most satisfied people in terms of living standards. Denmark flag

Its location between Germany and Sweden also makes it very attractive for cross-border workers. We must not forget the beautiful landscapes, and the city of Copenhagen that attracts more and more workers, especially attracted by the Danish way of life. Copenhagen

Here is the top 3 job boards in Denmark:

3. Iceland

This island, located in the middle of the Northern Atlantic Ocean, is closer to the United States than it is to Europe, but that does not prevent it to be considered as a European country. Its volcanic landscapes attracts many tourists, and with the results of this survey, we are sure it will attract many more people.
winter in Iceland

There are not many foreign workers attracted by Iceland though. This is a shame, because Iceland work life is one of the best in the world, as we can see with this ranking but also as the fact that Iceland is the first country in the world where there is the best gender equityVolcano Iceland

Best job board in Iceland:


4. Switzerland

Switzerland lands at the fourth place of the ranking. This central European country is considered as the most neutral country in the world. This multilingual country attracts many workers from all around the world, thanks to its high salaries first, for cross-border workers especially from France, Italy, Germany, Austria or Liechtenstein. There are also many headquarters of international organisations like the United Nations for instance (Geneva second biggest HQ after New-York City). Switzerland country flag

Switzerland is considered as the less corrupt country in the world, and with its peaceful way of life, its beautiful cities and its countryside, it is one of the most visited countries in the world and a very attractive one for workers. Bern

Here are the top 3 job boards in Switzerland:

5. Finland

In fifth place we have Finland. The country has always been seen as one of the happiest countries in the world. It is therefore not surprising that its citizens are happy at work. Member of the European Union since 1995, Finland has always attracted foreign workers and tourists, for its northern climate and its peaceful way of life. Winter in Finland

Finland is a well developed country, in terms of industry and is at the cutting-edge of technology. This is what attracts foreign workers, especially from the European Union. Finland

List of the top 3 job boards in Finland:

The full ranking:

  1. Norway
  2. Denmark
  3. Iceland
  4. Switzerland
  5. Finland
  6. Netherlands
  7. Canada
  8. New Zealand
  9. Australia
  10. Sweden
  11. Israël
  12. Costa Rica
  13. Austria
  14. United States
  15. Ireland
  16. Germany
  17. Belgium
  18. Luxembourg
  19. United Kingdom
  20. Chile
  21. United Arab Emirates
  22. Brazil
  23. Czech Republic
  24. Argentina
  25. Mexico
  26. Singapore
  27. Malta
  28. Uruguay
  29. Guatemala
  30. Panama

Author: Anne-Marie

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