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If you work for a small business in Brighton then you’re likely to be one of the most fulfilled workers in the UK, according to new research released today by LinkedIn.
LinkedIn’s Work Satisfaction Survey questioned more than 10,000 professionals across eight countries worldwide. Brighton tops the UK list with almost half (48 per cent) of its professionals feeling very or completely fulfilled at work.
Most Fulfilling places to work in the UK:
1. Brighton (48%)
= 2. Glasgow and Leeds (45%)
= 4. Manchester and Sheffield (43%)
6. Edinburgh (42%)
=7. Birmingham and Southampton (41%)
= 9. London, Liverpool and Cardiff (39%)
Glasgow and Leeds follow Brighton, with 45 per cent of workers there feeling content in their jobs. The report finds that Norwich is home to the least satisfied professionals in the country, with only around a third (32 per cent) reporting above average fulfillment levels at work. Across the UK it seems that size really does matter, with workers at small firms reporting higher levels of job satisfaction than employees at larger companies.
LinkedIn is today calling on professionals to take charge of their own job satisfaction after the study found that over half (58 per cent) of UK workers would even be prepared to take a pay cut to be happier in their jobs.
“Having a fulfilling job can have a big impact on overall happiness and success at work, but it appears that career satisfaction is eluding thousands of Brits,” says LinkedIn’s Danielle Restivo. “It’s our mission to help professionals across the globe to find jobs that they love.
“Three quarters of UK workers would be open to a new job if approached by a recruiter, but we’d advise anyone who’s unsatisfied in their career to take action themselves. To help, we’ve introduced a new feature – Open Candidates – that lets LinkedIn members quietly signal to recruiters that they are open to new opportunities, without it being visible on their LinkedIn profile.”