Tags: Happiness

Positive relationships key to a happy workforce

A survey by Samaritans and Simplyhealth has revealed that getting on well with the people you work with is the most fulfilling part of a job, with 42% of respondents saying that positive relationships helped them to feel good at work. In comparison only 14% cited hitting their targets as their top factor for feeling…

Happiness levels in the workplace have increased

According to a recent report from the Government, the general level of satisfaction in the UK’s workplaces has significantly increased despite the economic downturn. The extensive study of more than 21,000 employees found that job satisfaction levels rose in 2012 with 20% of respondents either ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with all aspects of their job,…

Happiness of UK workers is on the up finds Office Angels research

UK workers are happier than they have been all year, with four in ten UK workers claiming to be happy, up 8% on last quarter according to research from Office Angels. This is a much more positive picture than this time last year, when only just over a third (37%) described themselves as happy, while…

Could fitter staff improve productivity?

The physical benefits of regular exercise are well known, while there is also plenty of research to suggest it can have positive effects on mental health, such as by reducing stress. But employers may also want to consider taking measures to improve their staff’s fitness levels as a means to improve productivity. According to Jan…

Creative agency installs touch screen ‘mood monitor’ to assess employee happiness

Creative marketing agency, WAA, has installed a touch screen ‘mood monitor’ to record the mood of its employees on a day to day basis. The Midlands based agency, which is listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For, installed the monitor as part of its ongoing staff engagement programme. The monitor,…

Bosses told they will have to make sure staff are happy when redundancy is on the cards

Companies may have to assess the psychological health of their staff when considering redundancies under EU plans. The new directive would also force bosses to examine the impact of job cuts on the community. But the proposals have angered business leaders already struggling to keep up with regulation and red tape from Europe. Tory MP…

Foundation Trust staff ”happier with care”

NHS hospital and mental health staff are more satisfied with their workplace than ever, the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has claimed. He reckoned that the latest annual NHS Staff survey showed that improvements had been made in some key areas and levels of job satisfaction and staff engagement remained high. However, at the same time…

Two thirds of UK professionals happy in current position according to new research

Despite global economic challenges, LinkedIn research reveals most professionals are happy in their current job. 65% of UK professionals are currently happy in their current positions – according to new research[1] published today by LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD), the world’s largest professional network with more than 135 million members worldwide. The survey, which covered more than 12,000…

UK workers cite lower levels of happiness

This latest Happiness at Work Index, a regular barometer of workplace morale, shows that employee happiness has steadily decreased during 2011; with the percentage of workers reporting high levels of morale falling from almost half (46.6%) in January to two fifths (40.6%) in March to today’s figure of just 36.5%. However, with continued announcements of…