A survey carried out by the Financial Adviser School has found that job satisfaction is more important to British workers than salary.
87% of respondents said that job satisfaction was an important factor in their choice of career, while 84% ranked money as a principal concern in the decision. A good work/life balance was also cited as fundamental to finding the right employment by 83% of those involved in the study.
The Financial Adviser School was created with the intention of assisting those who hope to pursue a career in the financial advice sector. With professionalism as its goal, the school offers students the skills and expertise necessary to provide sound advice to their clients.
Director of the Financial Adviser School said of the findings: “While salary is clearly important to the majority of people when making a decision about their working life, job satisfaction is deemed to be even more influential when deciding upon a career. The fact that the public focuses more on being content in their job is especially poignant at the moment – with the UK still in recession.
“Employers ought to take note of these findings and realise that creating a positive workplace and imposing achievable targets may be of greater value than a larger pay packet for some employees. With 85 per cent of women highlighting the importance of a good work/life balance when selecting a career, employers also need to provide opportunities for their staff to be flexible in their working life.
“We have seen this sentiment echoed at the Financial Adviser School with many of our students choosing to train to be advisers due to the freedom that this gives them in how to practice and to have control over their own work/life balance.”
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