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Posted on 18 August 2022

Here at Warner Recruitment, our culture and ethos is to help people find a job they want and will truly enjoy. We work very closely with businesses to best match skills, experience, and personality. We take great pleasure in matching clients & candidates together. We are passionate about making a positive impact on people’s lives.

This is our Loveyourjob ethos, but what does it mean to love your job?

The extent to which someone loves their job is determined by their level of job satisfaction. Job satisfaction is defined as the degree of contentment an individual feels within their job. From career progression to annual salaries, there are variety of factors that can affect how employees feel about their jobs.


A study of work well-being in 2021 found that 1/3 of employees in the UK are unhappy in their jobs. The industry that had the lowest score for employee happiness was real estate, whereas workers were found to be the happiest in the education sector as they felt they had a clear sense of purpose. Nonetheless, the United Kingdom ranked 12th out of the top 15 countries in the world for job satisfaction in a 2019 survey of over 13,000 employees. India was found to have the highest levels of job satisfaction, closely followed by Mexico and Turkey. However, these surveys were conducted pre-pandemic so the results may well have changed since then.


The Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) created the 7 dimensions of job quality, also called 7 dimensions of good work. This highlights seven different areas within employment that are important to employees.


The 7 dimensions of job quality are:


·       Pay and benefits

·       Employment contracts

·       Work-life balance

·       Job design and nature of work

·       Relationships at work

·       Employee voice

·       Health and wellbeing


These 7 dimensions are the different categories employees use to measure the quality of their job; some are universal whereas as others are relative. It is also important for employers to check the happiness of their employees and understand what is important to them within their job roles and the working environment within the company. Indeed’s latest ‘Workplace Happiness Report’ revealed that the second most common reason that people consider leaving a job is lack of happiness, with the leading reason being unfair pay.


On average, we spend 1/3 of our lives at work and work happiness has a huge impact on overall happiness and wellbeing. There are several ways that job satisfaction can be increased, let’s look at a few ways this can be achieved:


1.       Understand your job role

Taking the time to understand what your role in the company entails and the importance of it will help you to value your position even more. Reassessing your role and reminding yourself of your duties and how what you do contributes to the company’s vision, allows you to view your job in a positive light.


2.       Find a good balance

Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is a huge contributing factor to job satisfaction. It is important to set boundaries for yourself so that you do not overexert yourself and take care of your physical, mental, and emotional state. This will help you to focus on tasks when at work and performance to the best of your ability.


3.       Apply for and accept a role you love

The main reason for job satisfaction survey conducted this year was the type of work that employees do. Before applying for a job, it is important to have an idea about what industry you want to work in and what role would be of interest to you. This not only increases the chances of job satisfaction but will have also have a positive impact on your motivation and productivity.


4.       Set goals

Setting goals give you something to work towards and helps to maintain drive. Continuously look for ways to develop your current skills and learn new ones, this can help you make invaluable progress that will help you progress in your career.


“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs (Co-founder of Apple, 1976 - 2011)

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