20 August 2019 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Most UK professionals say they enjoy their job, according to a survey by job site CV-Library.
The study, which surveyed over 2,000 UK professionals, found that 56.7 per cent of those asked said they enjoyed their job.
However, the key drivers behind this vary between men and women.
Women felt more joy when they received praise from their manager (34.1 per cent vs 23.1 per cent of men). Slightly more than 55 per cent of men felt more joy when they complete a task with no faults compared with 48.9 per cent of women.
Women feel more joy when they're helping others (48.7 per cent vs 37 per cent of men). Men feel more joy when they are given a leading role on a project (20.6 per cent vs 16.6 per cent of women)
Alongside this, the data reveals that only 11.4 per cent of women say their job doesn't bring them any joy, as opposed to 13 per cent of men.
Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, said: "When it comes to engaging your employees and keeping them motivated, there's no one-size-fits-all strategy that will work universally. So make sure you do your best to understand the key drivers behind each employees' happiness at work, as this is key to running a productive workplace.
"Understanding and knowing what motivates different individuals can also help with your hiring efforts, so make sure you ask about this when interviewing candidates," added Biggins. "This will make it easier to sell your company to them, while also ensuring you are hiring like-minded people who are going to enjoy working in your organisation."