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Survey Suggests West Midlands Workers are Happiest


The West Midlands is one of the highest scoring regions in the UK when it comes to employee satisfaction, with consultants, manufacturers, and HR staff among the happiest professionals, according to a new study.

Less than half (47 per cent) of workers in the West Midlands are dissatisfied with their pay, meanwhile, Eastern England was found to be the most miserable location, with 62 per cent unhappy with their salaries, theguardian.com reports.

The figures are taken from new research by job search engine Adzuna, which surveyed and analysed the attitudes of more than 1,000 UK workers earlier this month.

Consultancy was found to be the happiest profession, with 80 per cent of those questioned satisfied with their current pay and 50 per cent expecting higher incomes in 2015 than the previous year. Manufacturing (64 per cent satisfaction), IT and technology (60 per cent) and HR (54 per cent) were the next most positive employment areas.

Andrew Hunter, co-founder of Adzuna, said, “It’s been a tough couple of years for workers in Britain, but our data suggests that employers across the country are starting to lift the lid on rates of pay. It’s clear from the survey that over half of people in the UK feel they are owed a pay rise, and we would argue that there is no better time to ask the boss than right now.”

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