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Shiny happy people.......

by Guy
Date: May 2007

Happy Sales, Marketing & Creative professionals value career development above pay! Forget lucrative financial incentives, tropical holidays and flash company vehicles, employers should focus on training to maintain their sales, marketing & creative personnel’s job satisfaction. Personal development has been identified as a key contributor to happiness, productivity and general well being  within the workplace a recent report shows. The  study showed a quarter of all sales, marketing & creative personnel would actually leave their position because of a lack of training or future career prospects, which suggests that the happiest employees are those who feel they have opportunities for professional development.

The very same survey also  indicated nearly 1/3 of employees in the £10-15,000 salary bracket gave their job 10 out of 10 in the satisfaction stakes; whilst less than 5% in the  £40-45,000 salary bracket  reflected the same high marks. Surprising as it may seem this may be conclusive proof that financial reward doesn’t always mean a happier working environment or employee.

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