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Where can we find UK’s Happiest Employees?


71% of UK employees feel satisfied in their current job, according to research by business psychologists, OPP. The study of more than 2,500 employees found that while employee satisfaction is on the rise, there are key regional differences as to where Britain’s most satisfied employees reside.

UK’s most cheerful workers can be found in Norwich (77%), Liverpool (76%) and Birmingham (74%). However, fulfilment among employees is at its lowest in Newcastle and Cardiff, where 64% of employees feel contented at work, followed by Glasgow (66%). Despite these differences, employee happiness across the UK is on the rise, with 36% of all surveyed employees saying that they feel more satisfied at work than they did last year.

The top three factors influencing job satisfaction were…