Hello from the Sue Rees Associates team.
This month we have some interesting news items for you including why so many UK employees are not happy at work, and reasons for missed business opportunities.
48% of UK employees unhappy at work
Almost half of the UK workforce say they are not happy in their jobs, according to Personal Group. This shocking statistic, uncovered in a survey of around 800 workers, highlights that junior employees are less keen to go to work in the morning, and are unhappier than senior-level workers and the self-employed. Here are a few more statistics for you:
– Front-line employees are less passionate about their work day, with 30% of them claiming to never feel enthusiastic during work time
– 35% admit they would be happier if they had more recognition in the workplace
– Many say a reduction in long hours would make them happier
Read the original article in full here.
1/5 SMEs missing out on business due to lack of funding
A fifth of SMEs have missed out on at least one business opportunity in the last year due to not having access to funding, cites an Aldermore Future Attitudes report.
According to Aldermore’s group managing director: “With more than two fifths of SMEs saying their key business priority for 2017 is achieving business growth, it is frustrating to see that so many are missing out on opportunities due to a lack of appropriate funding. In our experience, UK SMEs have retained their ambitions to grow despite the uncertain economic environment, so it is vital that the finance industry gives them every chance to succeed.”