What makes people happy at work?


According to ┬áthe Chiumento Happiness Index report it’s friends rather than money that makes people happiest in their jobs.

The HR consultancy interviewed 1060 employees of varying sizes of companies and found that those that worked for smaller companies were happier than those in larger corporations.

They also found that women are happier in their jobs than men with 82% claiming they were happy compared to 78% of men.

In summary, the survey found:

Top eight factors that make us happy at work

  1. Friendly, supportive colleagues
  2. Enjoyable work
  3. Good boss or line manager
  4. Good work-life balance
  5. Varied work
  6. Belief that we are doing something worthwhile
  7. Feeling that what we do makes a difference
  8. Being part of a successful team

Top eight factors that make us unhappy at work

  1. Lack of communication from the top
  2. Uncompetitive salary
  3. No recognition for achievements
  4. Poor boss/line manager
  5. Little personal development
  6. Ideas being ignored
  7. Lack of opportunity for good performers
  8. Lack of benefits

So, before you make your next career move think about what is most important to you; money or mates?


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