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Quarter of UK Workforce Unhappy at Work and Actively Looking for New Job


A quarter of people in the UK are unhappy at work (23%) and more than a third (36%) do not feel appreciated, new research by NGA Human Resources has revealed today. The survey, published on Employee Appreciation Day, also found that over a quarter of all employees (28%) are actively looking for a new job.

Many of those questioned (37%) said more regular praise is key in making them feel more appreciated at work, demonstrating that a simple “Thank you” can go a long way in improving staff morale.

Despite this, the majority of companies (67%) don’t have a visible and formal employee appreciation scheme in place,according to those questioned.

Currently, the most common ways for employers to show their appreciation of staff include regular praise (41%) and financial rewards / bonuses (23%). However, whether they feel appreciated or not, two-thirds (65%) of employees want more financial recognition for their achievements.



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