June 30, 2011 07:43 ET

Happy Employees Need a Voice Says

Good communication is the key to a happy workforce, according new research from leading job site,

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 30, 2011) - Whilst pay, perks and a pleasant working environment all score highly, being kept in the loop with high levels of communication is the single most important factor in keeping UK workers content within their jobs.

The survey conducted by, which polled more than 2,500 UK workers, revealed that strong communication (87% of respondents), opportunities for career advancement (86%) and job security (85%) are amongst the most important factors contributing to staff happiness, whilst training (81%) and recognition of a job well done (77%) also influence job satisfaction.

The people we work with also play a major role in our happiness at work: one-in-four workers admit they would leave their current job if they didn't like their colleague.

Martin Warnes, Managing Director of, comments:

"Employee happiness is a serious business, especially if you want to attract and retain top talent in a tight jobs market.

"Finding ways to give employees a voice and ensuring strong lines of communication throughout an organisation will help businesses nurture a happier, more valued workforce".

At the other end of the scale, the factors found to have the least contribution to worker happiness were the commute to work and working hours, which is great news for those who have jobs in London and other major cities around the UK.

About is the UK's leading online recruitment service. Owned by Reed Executive PLC, enables jobseekers to search over 100,000 jobs from more than 8,000 recruiters across 42 industry sectors.

Registered jobseekers can receive email job alerts, save searches and make their details available to a range of recruiters, including Reed's network of trained recruitment consultants.

Recruiters of all types benefit from's range of innovative online recruitment solutions, including: online job posting and applicant management; post a job with Guaranteed Response; CV Search; targeted branding and email services.

ABCe audited traffic figures for (January 2011):

Unique Users/Browsers: 3,702,372

Page Impressions: 68,132,104

Online Job Applications: 2,229,410

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