Salary doesn't make a top job.WORKERS are more likely to be happy in their job if they get on well with colleagues or have managers who take an interest in them rather than receiving big salaries, according to according to
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A survey of 1,000 adults by City & Guilds showed that fewer than half stayed in a job because of the size of their pay packet.
Having a good work-life balance and enjoying decent relationships with colleagues were more important, the study showed.
Beauty therapists and hairdressers were said to be the happiest workers in the UK, while builders and bankers were the least content with their working lives.
Bob Coates, managing director of City & Guilds, said: "With a clear impact on the bottom line, improving workplace happiness is rising up the business agenda and employers cannot afford to ignore it.
"Companies can no longer rely on those established reward and recognition policies that fail to resonate with employees and do little to combat stress levels in the workplace. By taking such a blinkered blink·ered
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Occupational psychology expert Prof Cary Cooper Cary Cooper CBE is an American psychologist and Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University Management School.
Prior to working at Lancaster University, Cooper was Head of the Manchester School of Management (UMIST) from the early 80s, In 1995 , of Lancaster University Lancaster University (officially the University of Lancaster) is a collegiate campus university in Lancaster, England. The University is frequently placed in the top 20 UK universities in national league tables and in the top 10 for research, notably with its 6* Management , said of the report: "It provides a call to action for the business community to rethink its reward and recognition strategies and consider employees' needs on an individual basis. It marks the end of an era for organisation-wide HR policies. From now on a flexible approach is needed if businesses are to create a happy, and by association productive, workforce."
A so-called happiness index was headed by beauty therapists, followed by hairdressers, the Armed Forces, catering/ chefs, retail staff and teachers.