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UK workers prioritise job location over wage

14/04/2015

By Daniel Hunter

Job location is on average the most important factor for why UK workers stay in their current job role (57%), ahead of both wage (52%) and job security (33%).

These are the findings from an online survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of ClickSoftware, as part of a global competition to find the world's most extreme work locations.

The UK survey, which looks at factors affecting job performance, found one in five people (20%) believe their productivity at work has been negatively affected by the location of their job. This increases further in the capital with over a quarter of Londoners (26%) feeling that their productivity would suffer by working in a 'horrible location'. Within the UK, employees in the South-East value the location of their job more than anyone else in the country.

Young professionals are by far the most affected by the location of their work, with a quarter (24%) of 25 to 34 year olds admitting that their productivity is likely to be affected by a 'horrible location'. More notably, over two-thirds of people (67%) revealed they have either considered or actually left a job, at least in part, for a change in scenery.

Regardless of the job involved, the most popular place to work is at home, with 60% of people identifying this location to be 'very comfortable'. UK workers are certainly not fans of stepping outside of their comfort zones to work in more 'extreme locations', with over half of people (51%) admitting they would not feel comfortable at all working in a job that involves heights. Our TV screens are overwhelmed by solicitors imploring us to claim for each and every mishap, it seems that there is no such thing as an accident in this day and age. Somebody is to blame and they must be made to pay!. Bearing this in mind, it would be an extremely brave (or maybe foolish) small business owner who made the decision that they didn't need public liability insurance. Clicking on the following link will answer any questions on Do I Need Public Liability Insurance?.Working underground, such as in a mine, was the least popular option, with nearly three quarters (72%)... continued on page two

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