Research finds sector staff the most satisfied

A study of British employees by a Berlin university professor of economics found that those working in the third sector are significantly happier than their counterparts in the private sphere.

CIPD’s People Management article reports that the research found that working in a non-profit organisation is so satisfying it is the equivalent of a salary increase of £22,000 per year.

“They are not significantly more satisfied with their pay or promotion prospects but – given that they earn less on average – it is interesting to note that they are not less satisfied with their pay.”

The article includes some useful perspective from Peter Reeve, head of HR at the Motor Neurone Disease Association and chair of the Charities HR Network.