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Today LinkedIn reveals the results of its Work Satisfaction Survey. It shows a huge disparity between what employers thinks motivates staff and what employees really look for in terms of work satisfaction. Talent solutions director Dan Dackombe explains.
Today’s professionals are not as driven by salary and the financial benefits of their jobs as their employers think they are.
This is one of the key findings that revealed in the results of a new survey by LinkedIn.
Its Work Satisfaction Survey questioned more than 3,500 professionals and employers in the UK to find out how fulfilled Britain’s employees feel. What contributes to their fulfillment and does it match up with what employers think works?
For some employers across the country, the results may come as a surprise.
The research found that only 40% of professionals in the UK claim to feel very or completely fulfilled within their current job.
More than half (58%) said that they would be prepared to take a pay cut to feel happier in their jobs. Clearly, money is not the be-all and end-all when it comes to workplace satisfaction.
According to the findings, British professionals prize relationships with their colleagues just as highly as their salary, with 54% noting both as important factors in overall job fulfillment.
The survey also discovered that 44% of professionals think work that has