More than half of British workers claim to “love† their jobs so much they don’t dread the start of the work week
British workers no longer experience Sunday night dread because they are happy with their jobs. A survey commissioned by One4all Rewards has found that almost 1 in 3 (30%) love their job so much they plan on staying at their current company for the “foreseeable future”.
A further 13% proclaimed they would hope to continue working in their existing company for the rest of their working life.
The research found that Brits who were happy in their current role were also willing to go the extra mile for their company’s success.
More than 1 in 3 (36%) would be willing to work longer hours than contracted and 31% would be happy to take on work outside of their job role. This loyalty also extends to lengthy commutes as 18% admitted they would be prepared to travel more or further to work.
Declan Byrne, UK managing director at One4all Rewards, said: “It’s great to see how many British workers truly enjoy their jobs and the companies they work for. We spend such a huge portion of our lives in work so it’s really important to feel that you are in the right role and company. “
“Employers need to take this statistic seriously - while it is fantastic that the majority claim to enjoy their jobs, there is still 36% of the UK work force that can’t say this is true, and these people need their morale and happiness at work to be addressed.”
It should be noted that although British workers are willing to give up their time for their companies to succeed, they are not willing to let their bank balance take the hit – just 3% stated they would be happy to take a pay cut in order for them to stay in their current role.
Byrne commented: “It is interesting, however, that while British workers are willing to go the extra mile - working longer hours, taking on more responsibility and even travelling more or further - to ensure their employers are successful, but ultimately being remunerated and rewarded for their efforts is still crucial.”