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    Start up and micro businesses have happiest workers

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    Workers in companies with nine or less members were most likely to love their work compared to those in big corporations, a study has revealed. In a report from the One4all Spotlight Awards showed that almost one in three workers in micro businesses with a maximum of nine staff members loved their job, while those working in companies with 500+ members of staff were the least likely to enjoy their work.

    The more intimate, personal business touch was a major hit with respondents, also revealing they were most likely to stay with their current employer for the foreseeable. Taking ownership for their small business, around a quarter of those in micro businesses would also take personal pride in their company’s development and achievements.

    “Clearly, many people find working in a small business incredibly rewarding – often these workers in these kinds of businesses will anecdotally say they find they have a greater sense of autonomy and more varied roles – and as such, they will go the extra mile for their employers,” explained Declan Byrne, UK managing director at One4all Rewards. “But it’s especially interesting to see the level of loyalty they feel towards the company they work for, too.”

    Encouraging workers to put forward their colleagues for their rewards scheme, One4all are welcoming those from across industries to highlight employees who go the extra mile for their job. The awards are particularly important for smaller businesses, according to One4all, especially as workers continue to look for interesting benefits.

    “In small businesses, finding the budget to provide tangible rewards for deserving staff can be difficult, which is why we have created the Spotlight Awards – to provide small businesses with a completely free way of nominating their star employees to receive both industry-wide recognition and a tangible token of their gratitude.”

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