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How can you improve job satisfaction in the workplace?
If you’re a manager…
- Make sure staff are happy by getting to know them and finding out what their needs are in the workplace. Do they have enough equipment or resources to do their job? Are they being challenged? Do they feel disgruntled about anything?
- Conduct regular appraisals and feedback sessions, so you can have one-to-one assessments with staff on how their work is going.
- Have an open-door policy. Make yourself approachable. Encourage two-way communication with staff members.
If you’re an employee…
- Speak to your manager, sooner rather than later, if there are aspects of your job that you aren’t happy about. Don’t leave festering issues until appraisal time.
- Get organised if your chaotic working area is contributing to feelings of unhappiness. Tidy your workstation, develop a system of working and prioritise your workload.
- Take regular breaks. Don’t skip breaks in an effort to impress the boss – you’ll feel tired, listless and unproductive if you plough on without taking a break. You’re entitled to one, and it will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised again.
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Job satisfaction in the UK
% of UK Workers proud to work in their organization
Sales, Media, and Marketing 80%
Travel and Transport 70%
Retail, Catering, and Leisure 67%
Arts and Culture 60%
Professional Services 57%
IT and Telecoms 57%
Architecture and Engineering 53%
Manufacturing and Utilities 50%
Human Resources 50%
UK workers report the highest levels of pride in their job this year 58% ^+10% 2012
October – December 2012
3 / 5 women described themselves as proud to work for their employer
This suggest that efforts to increase the number of top business women and equality in the workplace is having a positive effect
2.8 / 5 men described themselves as proud to work for their employer
3 / 5 employees believe their manager empowers them to do their job.
90% 2012 compared to 60% 2013
of workers believe their role contributes towards their organisation’s success
3 / 5 ‘Generation Y’ employees (16-24) are proud to work in their organisation compared to:
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