Motivation results in happy staff

More than two-thirds of UK workers are happy at work. Some 70% feel that life and work is good and half of staff are satisfied with their pay. The Work Foundation’s Joy of Work? survey shows that motivating techniques seem to be working on the whole.

However, 15%, or over four million employees, are not happy with work. And this dissatisfaction is having an effect on business; higher absence, higher staff turnover and low productivity are all a result of poor motivation. Nick Isles, associate director of the Work Foundation and author of the report, said that overall work works. But he added that sections of the British workforce, particularly the low paid, need encouragement.

For a copy of the Work Foundation’s ‘Joy of Work?’ report contact Nick Isles on 020 7004 7224.