New research conducted by employee services provider Personal Group has revealed that almost half of UK workers are unhappy at their job, while 30 per cent of front-line employees never feel enthusiastic about work.
The research uncovers some alarming statistics for employers, including that 35 per cent of workers would be happier with greater recognition in the workplace.
What’s more, the survey also reveals that happy employees are 12 per cent more productive than those unhappy with their work situation.
Nick Pollitt, MD of DBI Furniture Solutions, comments on a major area that can be improved: “More employers need to be recognising the varied and unique mix of personalities within their business, and start viewing them in a more human way,” he says. “There are so many personality traits within a company, but they can often get overlooked. This leads to individuals feeling unvalued and, at worst, dispensary. It takes a few simple steps to prevent this from happening, and it begins with awareness. If there is a creative genius in the ranks, make your appreciation heard. Do you have a constantly positive presence? Thank them!”
He adds: “Productivity has so much to do with employee engagement, recognition and praise. With these values in tow, your business should see the improvements almost immediately.”