As the New Year arrives, it’s not unusual for many employees to feel like they’re in the wrong role and question their job.
In fact, a new study has discovered that Brits won’t be truly satisfied with their job until they reach middle age, with 45 revealed as the average age UK workers are finally happy with their career.
Carried out by job site Indeed, the research featured 1,500 employees and found that the average Brit has eight different jobs before landing the role they are happy in while also experiencing four major knock-backs.
Some of the most common stumbling blocks according to the research included rejection following an interview (48%), falling out with a boss (42%) and being made redundant (39%).
When it comes to different generations, there are various different factors that can contribute to job happiness. For example, Generation Z is more concerned with social conscience than they are about wages as 83% of 18 to 24-year-olds would be satisfied working for an organisation that is committed to ‘doing good’.
In contrast, Millennials are more fussed about what they are bringing home at the end of the month as 49% measure their job satisfaction by having a higher salary than their friends. In addition, flexible working is a priority for 69% and company perks for 33%.
“Our study shows a real generational difference in what makes us happy in our jobs, and it takes the average person some time to find it. This is a universal feeling and we need to open up conversations around setbacks and the trials and tribulations of working life. Indeed recognises that it’s these experiences that shape our careers and ultimately pave the way for a brighter future,” said Bill Richards, UK Managing Director of Indeed.
“We hope that by launching this campaign, we can show that even those at the top of their game have embraced stumbling blocks as part of their path to career success and inspire others to do the same.”
Elsewhere, a quarter of respondents admitted to never talking about setbacks at work with their family and friends, however, 84% said that they would happily discuss a workplace success.
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