Who are the happiest workers in Britain?

When you were little, all you wanted to be was an astronaut. Or a pop star. But when you got older, you realised that being an astronaut Isn’t necessarily in reach or all it’s cracked up to be! And being a pop star? Well, there are only so many Justin Bieber’s in the world, right? If you still want to be one of the happiest people in Britain, maybe all you need is a career change.

As a website that focuses on jobs, it’s no surprise that Glassdoor is extremely interested in learning about what makes people happy at work. Glassdoor has revealed that the happiest people in Britain are those who work in IT, human resources, sales, and education.

It’s an interesting and surprising list – read on to see if you agree.

RankingJob TitleJob Satisfaction Score (Out of 5)Salary
1Corporate Recruiter4.59£46,215
2HR Manager4.39£48,443
3Full Stack Engineer4.32£47,320
4HR Business Partner4.30£50,000
5UX Designer4.26£46,382
6Front End Engineer4.23£43,803
7Data Scientist4.20£49,449
8Customer Success Manager4.18£41,133
9Marketing Manager4.17£47,320
10Mobile Engineer4.13£51,443
11Java Developer4.09£55,381
12Product Manager4.07£60,656
13Enterprise Architect4.06£73,898
14Data Engineer4.04£50,198
15Sales Manager4.02£47,320

As our talent pool has highlighted to us over these past months, pay isn’t the most important thing, flexible schedules, great company culture, clear leadership goals and opportunities for learning and growth all contribute to happiness and fulfilment at work.

How can we improve company culture?

While company culture is often something that’s talked about in broad terms, it’s important to remember that at its core, it’s all about people.

As your team grows, your company culture will evolve, with a diversity of thought and behaviour. You’ll need to adapt and evolve to ensure that you are fully inclusive.

  • Transparent communication
  • Recognition of valuable contributions
  • Strong relationships, respect and trust
  • Employee autonomy and encouragement and opportunity to develop
  • Flexibility and autonomy to work how and where, in work schedule
  • A shared vision of purpose and passion
  • An engaging and people-first culture

If you want to attract the best talent for your team, you can’t neglect the importance of culture.

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