UK cities where workers are most likely to hate their jobs

New survey conducted by CV Library reveals the importance of keeping your workers happy.

As we approach the end of the year, a time when many professionals begin to get itchy feet about their jobs, new research from CV-Library reveals that over a third (39.7 per cent) of Brits confess to disliking their current job. The leading job site conducted a survey of 1,100 workers, to find out how many people enjoyed their role and found that almost two thirds (63.2 per cent) of those who dislike their job think about quitting every day. What’s more, the survey uncovered the areas across the UK where professionals disliked their jobs the most:

1. Sheffield – 56.7 per cent dislike their current job
2. Liverpool – 51.6 per cent dislike their current job
3. Brighton – 50 per cent dislike their current job
4. Bristol – 48 per cent dislike their current job
5. Southampton – 47.1 per cent dislike their current job
6. Newcastle – 44.4 per cent dislike their current job
7. Nottingham – 42.9 per cent dislike their current job
8. Manchester – 41.9 per cent dislike their current job
9. Bournemouth – 41 per cent dislike their current job
10. Edinburgh – 40.6 per cent dislike their current job

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, comments,

As we approach the end of the year, many workers begin to consider whether it’s time for a career change, perhaps even making work-based resolutions for the year ahead. While this can be beneficial for businesses, for example if an employee’s career goals are to exceed their targets or to gain a promotion in their current workplace, it can also have a negative impact if your employees are planning on finding a new job, elsewhere.

The survey also sought to understand why workers were so unhappy in their current roles, identifying the main cause as feeling undervalued (48.8 per cent). Other reasons include not being in the role they want (47.9 per cent), working at a company with a poor culture (34.8 per cent), being underpaid (29.3 per cent) and being bored at work (28.6 per cent).

Biggins concludes,

It’s clear job satisfaction is important to today’s professionals and employers need to ensure they’re doing all they can to meet the needs of their employees. Creating a great company culture is key, but you must also consider ways to keep your workforce engaged and show how much you value them. These don’t have to be at a huge expense to your business, but it’s vital that you take this into consideration if you hope to retain talented workers in the New Year.





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