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      6.5 million UK workers unhappy at work

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      New research from Perkbox, the UK’s leading employee benefits and perks platform, say 30% of UK workers are unhappy at work and would move jobs for better benefits.

      The research revealed that the unhappiest workers are in Yorkshire and the Humber where just over two in five (42%) claim not to be happy, yet the happiest workers hail from the East Midlands with a whopping 80% claiming to be happy.

      The research also revealed that:

      • 69% rate company perks and benefits as important to their overall satisfaction and 26% rate lack of reward and recognition for good work as their number one grievance at work
      • 53% of UK companies do not formally recognise outstanding employees on a regular basis
      • As well as lack of reward and recognition in the workplace, UK workers reported that a toxic negative culture at work was their biggest grievance while 17% highlighted micro management and 15% said long hours
      • More men than women would tell their boss if they are unhappy at work while older workers (55+) are more likely to tell their boss if they are unhappy than younger workers
      • 16% or 3.4 million UK workers suggested they have either ‘poor’ or a ‘terrible’ boss.
      • Younger workers are more likely to be motivated by company perks and benefits than the older generation
      • The majority of 18 – 24 year olds are more likely to stay with their current employer if they were to implement better employee benefits
      • Employee engagement firm Perkbox, which has 300,000 subscribers, tripled sales last year and is seeking to raise funding on Seedrs


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      Amelia Walker

      Editor – PA Life

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