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Latest findings have revealed the differences between men and women when it comes to keeping them happy in the workplace.

The CV-Library survey of 2,000 UK professionals found the majority (56.7%) of professionals say that they enjoy their job, however, the key drivers behind this vary massively between men and women.

When it comes to what brings men joy at work, the data suggests they are more driven by leadership and personal achievements:

  1. Completing a task with no faults (55.1%)
  2. Feeling like they’re helping people (37%)
  3. Having their skills tested on a difficult task (33.9%)
  4. A compliment from a colleague (24%)
  5. Praise from their manager (23.1%)

Women on the other hand, seem to be centred more around praise and helping others:

  1. Completing a task with no faults (48.9%)
  2. Helping others (48.7%)
  3. Receiving praise from their manager (34.1%)
  4. A compliment from a colleague (25.4%)
  5. Having their skills tested (25.4%)

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Founder and CEO of CV-Library, Lee Biggins, commented, “We spend most of our life at work, so if your employees don’t enjoy what they do or who they work with, they’ll never truly maximise their potential in your company or be happy in themselves.

“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. This will make it easier to sell your company to them, while also ensuring you’re hiring like-minded people who are going to enjoy working in your organisation.”

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With over 25 years experience in contractor accountancy helping thousands of contractors, freelancers and the self employed, Dolan Accountancy has the specialist skills, reputation and credibility you can trust.

Working closely with our sister company, Contractor Umbrella, it means we can offer one low cost, fixed fee package at £105 + VAT. This gives you the flexibility of using both our Limited Company Accountancy Services and our award winning Umbrella Service, for one inclusive cost.

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  • Free Company Formation – This is where it all begins. Once you have decided on an available name, we will form your company free of charge (if using our accountancy services) and it will be ready for you to use in as little as three hours
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