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The pursuit of happiness

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26 Nov 2015
Recent research has suggested 60% of people are unhappy in their current role - a shocking figure when comparing it to the small 13% who are happily engaged in work. For some people having a job is just a form of income, however in the current climate, the division between work and home has become ever fainter and it is now even more important to be happy at work especially since on average in your life you'll spend 90,000 hours at work. 

So what are the three main benefits of being happy at work? 

1. Happy people are more productive
Research shows that happy people have a 31% higher productivity, perform 20% better and have three times higher sales than an unhappy colleague. In an industry like recruitment or the within the finance sector, an individual's productivity is the key to their individual success along with the company's. 

2. Happy people have generally better health 
According to researchers at Aon Hewitt, "Employees who perceive their organisations as having a strong culture of health are happier, less stressed and more likely to take control of their well-being than employees in other organisations”. In the US, one study assessed the impact of job stress on the health of approximately 21,000 female nurses and found that the women most at risk of becoming ill were those who were unhappy in their jobs. 

3. Happy people work better with others
A happier person is more approachable and therefore are known to be better relationship builders whether it be with colleagues or clients. Everyone knows the cliché "Teamwork makes the dream work"

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."― Confucius. 

Everyone has those bad days at work every now and again but if they are beginning to outweigh the good then maybe you should consider a change. If this is the case call one of our consultants to discuss our current opportunities on 0151 224 1480.
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